A couple of weeks ago I heard from a lovely lady called Hannah from Plain Speaking Agency, she contacted me on behalf of Norfolk Gin, asking if I would like to sample their gin. They have just launched their new 10cl mini decanter, which in my opinion is a great size to buy if you're… Continue reading Norfolk Gin
As the Gin Industry is expanding and the market is becoming hugely saturated with our favourite tipple one would expect that people would be (very) merrily dancing in the streets and raising their voices in chants of praise and exultation. To a degree this has happened. More and more people are talking about gin, writing… Continue reading Let’s be honest…
A few weeks ago I was invited to an intimate dinner during Italian Cuisine Week with Campari’s newest gin, O’ndina at Harry’s Dolce Vita, London. The evening was to be a drinks reception followed by an intimate bespoke dinner and more delicious O’ndina cocktails in Harry’s Dolce Vita’s Canaletto private dining room. A quick internet search… Continue reading Gin O’ndina at Harry’s Dolce Vita
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
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
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.