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.
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!)