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New York New York

Just in case any of you failed to notice my shameless bragging and photo tagging, last month Hubby and I spent a week in New York.  It was an insanely amazing holiday and despite how busy we were and how full on it was, I did actually come back home feeling relaxed! Whilst there we… Continue reading New York New York

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Bancon Homes Gin

A wee while ago I was contacted by Bancon Homes to ask if I would like to try their gin...I must confess, I was rather confused at first.  A quick google and I found lots of information about houses but nothing about gin.  Curiosity levels piqued, (and because no one in their right mind should… Continue reading Bancon Homes Gin

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Brockmans Gin

The idea sprung to life in 2007 when a group of friends decided they wanted to create something new and original which would break out from the corner of the room, Brockmans Gin, in my opinion, most certainly did that and still holds it's own 10 years later. The first rather striking feature of Brockmans Gin… Continue reading Brockmans Gin

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Brockmans Cosmopolitan

It's been while since I did a cocktail post, but this tantalising tipple most definitely deserves it's chance to shine! I was recently at Gin Festival London, where I met John who is a Brand Ambassador for Brockmans Gin.  We got chatting, well, as much as you can do when surrounded by hundreds of thirsty… Continue reading Brockmans Cosmopolitan

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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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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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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