Talking Scottish Gin with The Gin Cooperative

International Scottish Gin Day is fast approaching, so I thought it would be a nice to get to know the power couple behind the event and learn more about The Gin Cooperative. Obviously, as with many things right now, COVID has caused some changes to their plans, but the show must go on… Both Natalie […]

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How Vermouth Can Change Your Negroni

Recently, I have been focusing on (and sampling) the variety of sweet vermouths, some newer brands and some good old classics. I thought it would be fun to do a little Negroni test. By using the same base recipe but changing the vermouth each time, you can create a very different tasting experience. Negroni is […]

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How to Serve Savoury Gin

savoury gin

Savoury and herbaceous is one of my favourite gin categories. I’m a starter-over-dessert kind of person, so I often prefer savoury flavours over sweet or floral (although there some exceptions, Silent Pool Gin for example). The botanicals don’t necessarily have to have a salty taste and they can include herbs, vegetables and fruits that aren’t […]

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Brighton Gin – Supporting Greener Brighton

After my recent visit to Brighton Gin Distillery, it became clear that the brand’s philosophy is based on sustainability. They are doing their best to be environmentally conscious where possible. It doesn’t really come as a surprise considering Brighton has consistently voted Green. As Kathy once said: “We want to try and be part of […]

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Valentine’s Day Cocktails with Pinkster Gin

Pinkster Gin cocktail for Valentines Day

It is time for our annual Pinkster Gin Valentine’s Day competition. This year we are feeling rather generous and instead of a gin bottle, we are giving away a hamper full of gin goodies! And there’s more… But first, let me introduce you to Pinkster Gin. Let the love beGin Pinkster is an all-natural gin […]

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Weisshorn Alpine Glacier Gin

Weisshorn Glacier Gin comes from a tiny Swiss village located 2km high up in the valley of Val d’Anniviers. The valley has views of both Weisshorn and Matterhorn mountains. This picturesque village has only 68 inhabitants! To add to its unique location, the micro-distillery can be found inside a small 19th-century wooden cabin hidden on […]

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Visiting Italy’s Most Important Gin Festival

The Gin Day began in 2012, in the early days of the gin boom. The purpose was to offer a place for the ever-increasing number of gin brands to represent their products and a chance for bartenders to learn more about the growing category. The exhibition is organised in Milan by Bartenders.it, and it has […]

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Orkney Distilling – Bringing You the Viking Spirit

In 1468 the Orkney islands were pawned to the Scottish Crown by Christian I of Denmark as a gift for his daughter’s marriage to James III of Scotland. Until then, Orkney had been part of the Scandinavian kingdom. The Norsemen lived on the islands from the late 8th century, and to this day you can […]

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Grain to Glass with The Oxford Artisan Distillery

It’s not often these days that you try a new gin and are pleasantly surprised. Therefore, as soon as I took that first sniff and the first mouthful of Oxford Dry Gin, I knew I had to share this unique bottling with you! Don’t miss the competition at the end of this post! What’s so […]

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