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McLean’s

When McLean's Gin first appeared on my radar I almost popped with excitement. My maiden name is MacFadyen, with my family hailing from Glasgow. Although my Mum's side (MacDonald) have their own named tartan, us MacFadyen's don't, ours is...MacLean! At this point I knew McLean's gin and I simply had to be introduced. I contacted… Continue reading McLean’s

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Scapegrace

I first tried Scapegrace at one of our Gin Club evenings in May last year, a Kiwi offering from our New Zealand pal.  Since then, something seems to have happened and I can't escape the stuff, which, might I add, is no bad thing at all. Scapegrace is a19th Century English word meaning a mischievous or… Continue reading Scapegrace

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The Advent Plan – That Boutique-y Gin Company

Now I am well aware that we are long past the 12th day of Christmas and all the Christmas decorations and chatter should be safely locked away for another 11 months, however, I had a pretty fab time this year in the build up to Christmas and I'd like to share it with you. I'm… Continue reading The Advent Plan – That Boutique-y Gin Company

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My favourite botanical of 2017

My 2017 gin journey has been incredible.  I'm definitely far better educated on all things gin than I was at this point last year, but in an industry which is constantly changing and growing, there is still so much more that I want to know. What I have definitely decided based on many tipples over… Continue reading My favourite botanical of 2017

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The Chocolate Orange

Behind one of my Boutique-y Gin Advent Calendar doors I was rather excited to find a wee dram of Chocolate Orange Gin.  Yup, you heard right, Chocolate Orange Gin.  This was calling out to be used in a cocktail.  The advent serving suggestion on the "That Boutique-y Gin Company" website was a Brunch Martini, but… Continue reading The Chocolate Orange

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Nouaison Negroni

I'm getting into this whole cocktails for Christmas thing, and the richness and warmth of a Negroni definitely makes it a perfect Christmas cocktail.  I wasn't the biggest fan of the Negroni, that was until I tried it at the Nouaison Gin launch and was completely won over.  Here is their recipe for a perfect… Continue reading Nouaison Negroni

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Merry (-Le-Bone) Christmas Fizztivities!

A shameful pun for this Christmas cocktail name! Please find below a recipe for what I think is a deliciously delightful fizzy tipple to enjoy over the Christmas period!  My gin buddy and I came up with this on our Christmas Gin Day...we even went back for seconds because it was so yummy.   What… Continue reading Merry (-Le-Bone) Christmas Fizztivities!