Visiting the Gin Spa in Glasgow

Gin Spa Glasgow

The Glasgow-based Gin Spa has had a little upgrade recently. It has been my go-to place for treatments when I’m in the city so I jumped on the chance to go and see the changes myself, and let’s be honest, who can say no to a free spa day!? Gin Spa is the first ever […]

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4 Hot Toddy Recipes

Hot drink

It is the season for hot toddies, those warming drinks made with hot water, honey, lemon and a good measure of something stronger. Anything from whisky, rum, brandy or even gin. Alcohol has for a long time been used for medicinal purposes. You often hear people say they are going to have a hot toddy […]

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4 Drink Recipes with Tulchan Gin

Tulchan gin

Tulchan Gin, 45% ABV, is a London Dry gin with a flavour profile based on the flora and fauna of the Speyside region it comes from. Speyside may be better known for its whisky production, but the countryside also lends itself to foraging botanicals for gin making. Inspired by Speyside The Estate, in Speyside near […]

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Valentine’s Day Cocktails with Pinkster Gin

Pinkstergin

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without our annual Pinkster Gin giveaway! Every year leading up to Valentine’s Day I team up with them to share a few cocktail recipes and, of course, a bottle of their wonderful pink gin. Pinkster is an all-natural gin which is both distilled and compound. The base spirit is distilled […]

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Sloe Down This Winter – 10 Sloe Gins to Try

Everyone should have a bottle or two of sloe gin in their home bar during the colder months. It makes a great winter warmer, or you can fix up a Sloe Gin Fizz to match any celebration. I even add it in my Negroni. If you’ve been too busy (lazy?) to make your own sloe […]

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12 Smoke-Fuelled Bottles for Winter

smoky talisker bottle

These smoky bottles will offer warming spices, chilli kicks and memories of bonfire that will definitely keep you nice and toasty. Also, if you aren’t able to celebrate Bonfire Night (5th Nov) but wish to experience the smoke and fire flavours at home, these bottlings are for you! I have selected a range of spirits […]

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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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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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