Make Your Own Gin at Crossbill Distillery

Ever wanted to make your own gin? Crossbill Distillery in Glasgow is running a gin school where you can learn more about gin in general while you distil your own gin recipe. The distillery is the first to make gin using only Scottish botanicals. Their gins are made using only two botanicals, juniper and rosehip, […]

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The Three Distillery Cycle on Islay

Cycling to Ardbeg

Ever dreamed of cycling along remote roads and beautiful landscapes with diverse wildlife? Islay is a wonderful island to discover by bike. The roads are reasonably flat and single-track, the places aren’t far apart and there are many beautiful locations to stop. And there’s whisky. Earlier this month we did a quick trip to the […]

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Visiting the Isle of Raasay Distillery

Isle of Raasay whisky

What if you could stay on an island right next to a distillery overlooking the magical Isle of Skye? Now you can literally do just that, but is the reality as good as the idea? I had to go and investigate. The wonderful Isle of Raasay lies off the west coast of Scotland in the […]

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16 Ready-to-Drink Premixed Spirits Tested

Keepr's hard seltzers

Ready-to-drink (RTD) spirit cans have become rather popular in recent years, with many distilleries bringing out their own premixed G&Ts or, more recently, a hard seltzer. Hard seltzer is a spirit, usually vodka, mixed with flavoured sparkling water. These are lower in calories than your regular G&T due to the lack of sugar. I’ve been […]

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10 Facts About Gin You Didn’t Already Know

Large letters with photos to spell gin

Is there anything you don’t already know about gin? I have listed ten impressive and interesting facts about gin that I hope may surprise you. You can use these snippets to impress your friends on World Gin Day on the 12th June. 1 Juniper berry is not a berry. The juniper berry is more like […]

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Pour & Sip Whisky Subscription

whisky subscription box

As you probably know by now, I’m a huge fan of whisky and whisky tastings in general. By sampling a range of whiskies, you will gain so much more insight into the category and the wide variety of flavours available. You might think you know what you like, but these tastings allow you to dive […]

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5 Easy Low ABV Drinks to Make at Home

MARY low abv drink

Recently, I have been sampling many no- and low-ABV spirits to try to find refreshing and satisfying alternatives to full-strength Spritzes and other hot-weather cocktails. One of my go-tos has been MARY, a botanical blend that is (very) low in alcohol, 6% ABV, and therefore also low in calories – only 9 calories in 25ml. […]

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(Pink) Cocktails with Pinkster Gin

Pinkster Gin bottle

Pinkster Gin is one of the few pink gins that I enjoy on a regular basis, especially in the spring and summer months. Their perfect G&T serve with mint and raspberries is refreshing and ideal for the season. I thought it would be a nice idea to put together a blog post with some of […]

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A Quick Guide to Mezcal

Corte Vetusto mezcal

What is Mezcal? Mezcal is a spirit from Mexico made from the heart (piña) of an agave plant. It takes from six to 35 years for an agave plant to grow. No other raw materials used to make a spirit take as long to mature. Mexicans consider mezcal to be part of their cultural heritage […]

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