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.
Over the past few weeks there has been a flurry of posts featuring the latest offering from GauGin. Having already released two flavours GauGin I (orange,) and GauGin II (lemon,) these posts were relating to GauGin Classic. The gin has been getting an excellent response online and I honestly couldn't believe my luck when I… Continue reading GauGin Classic
As you lot have probably already gathered, I'm having something of a love affair with Malfy gin. Hubby got me started on it with their Con Limone, then came my favourite Originale. I previously explained that I went all Veruca Salt about getting my hands on the Con Arancia then they only went and did it again. … Continue reading Malfy Gin Rosa
I'm pretty sure Schweppes tonic has been around since the dawning of time, well, 1871 if we're being precise. That was when they marketed Schweppes Indian Tonic – the first carbonated tonic. I will always think fondly of Schweppes Indian Tonic as it reminds me of my Papa. He loved a G&T, so there was… Continue reading Schweppes 1783 Explodes onto the Market
So, on the 11th June I had the absolute honour of being a judge for The Gin Guide's 2018 Gin awards...I'm still floating around in a haze of excitement and confusion about exactly how it happened, but the story goes something like this...I should also point out for those of your in a rush...this is… Continue reading Gin Judging (…for absolute beginners!)
I couldn't actually believe it when I heard that Malfy had added another gin to their range...Malfy Con Arancia. Already being a fan of the Con Limone and a Super Fan of their Originale, I went a bit Veruca Salt about wanting a bottle and got a little overexcited when it finally arrived! I have… Continue reading Malfy Con Arancia
I am really excited to finally get this post out to you all as I've been sitting on it for a few weeks now...whilst merrily experimenting and enjoying the cocktails, obviously. Steeped in history, with a fantastic back story, the origins of MAMPE Berlin can be dated back to the 1830's and a gentleman named… Continue reading MAMPE’S #6 and #7