The Gin Archive is a joint project between John Roberts of Wight International and gin expert David T Smith of SummerFruitCup.
The Gin Archive is a web-based encyclopaedia of Gin Brands supported by the Wight International Collection, an ever expanding private assortment of over 1800 different gins from over 50 different countries, including rare samples such as the Cambridge Distillery Watenshi Gin and the 1495 Verbatim and Interpretatio Gins.
The selection of gins in the Gin Archive includes Dry Gin, Genever, Old Tom, Navy Strength, Overproof and Sloe and other flavoured gins. It also houses a number of Limited Editions, Vintage and Specially Packaged gins.
The Gin Archive encyclopaedia was launched on World Gin Day – Saturday 11th June 2016 – with a release of the Archive Gin List: a catalogue of then over 1500 gins, including information on their country of origin and ABV.