Over the summer a beautiful new bottle caught my attention as a flurry of pictures appeared across social media. Distillers of Surrey was not a distillery which I had heard of before, hardly surprising at a time when gin is at it's peak and it seems new distilleries are opening by the hour. So when… Continue reading Distillers of Surrey – Sherlock & Sons
Last week I found out that I was the lucky winner of an Instagram competition run by Letterbox Gifts. I'm usually rubbish at winning things so I was pretty excited about this, particularly because it was gin related! The competition itself was pretty easy, just a simple like and follow, the fact that even I… Continue reading Letterbox Gifts
Back in August I received an invite to the launch of a new gin, Brentingby. It looked delicious, sounded delicious, there was only one problem, the launch event was being held on The Mother Figure's birthday. I played through a number of strategies in my head about the best way of approaching this. The first… Continue reading Brentingby Gin
**DISCOUNT CODE FEATURED BELOW** I remember when I was little and the excitement associated with getting post. Grown-ups always got post, kids didn't. So when an envelope or package did arrive for me I was completely beside myself, particularly if it wasn't around my birthday or Christmas, well everyone gets post then. Now that I… Continue reading Ice and a Slice
After accidentally having one too many grown up drinks last night and being up early this morning to walk Juniper and pick some more sloes, I have been left feeling a little jaded. In my younger days of galavanting, the remnants of the night before could be seen off quickly and fairly painlessly with three… Continue reading Red Snapper
There are so many gins being launched these days I must say I am quite frequently distracted by the exciting new offerings which appear on the market, so much so that I forget about some of the greats and Tarquin's Cornish Gin is definitely that.
In 1988 Pam and Martin Brook bought a rundown dairy farm in the hinterland of Byron Bay. 30 years on they have planted over 35,000 subtropical rainforest trees, completely transforming the area and creating a thriving ecosystem which is teaming with life and a pretty fabulous distillery.