The Gin Regions of Scotland

Did you know that 70% of the gin made in the UK is actually made in Scotland? Scotland’s gin-producing areas can be separated into six different regions, and I thought I’d take a look to see if it is possible to identify what distinguishes each one. Between them they boast over 70 distilleries and hundreds […]

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Let the Love BeGIN with Pinkster Gin

Pink gins have become crazy popular, made with a variety of ingredients from berries to cherry blossom. Pinkster Gin, however, was one of the first pink gins to lead the way. Their premium British pink gin is made with carefully selected juicy raspberries from the outskirts of Cambridge. What is pink gin? Originally, the slight […]

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Delicious Pink Gins to Brighten Your Winter

Beyla raspberry and honey gin

Pink gins have become ever so popular, and they aren’t just for the summer any more, but for all-year-round enjoyment. They are made with a variety of ingredients, from sweeter berries to juicy citrus to delicate florals. Some brands have based their recipe on the traditional pink gin, which was created with angostura bitters. I […]

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Irish Gins – Unique Botanicals and Coastal Flavours

Irish gins might have been overshadowed by Scottish and English gins, but the Irish do have their fair share of juniper spirits available. Ireland had only four gin distilleries four years ago, but today the number has increased to 18, with a further 16 already planned. Overall, there are more than 30 gin brands available […]

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Time Out for Gin?

Recently, a friend asked me what is going on with gins, as the last few ‘gins’ she tried were very disappointing. To be honest, I realised I’ve not been too keen on some of the recent gins either and find the endless new versions a bit, well… meh. Since the opening of the Sipsmith Distillery […]

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Kalevala – A Distillery True to Its Roots

It is easy for me to relate to this distillery. They are based in Finnish-Karelia, where I went to university, but they also have links to Russian parts of Karelia, where my grandad grew up. The name of the distillery is based on the Finnish national epic, The Kalevala, a significant work of Finnish literature. […]

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Day at the Gin Spa

gin spa in glasgow

Gin & Cheese, Gin & Chocolate (my least favourite pairing…), Gin & Disco, Gin on a boat… There have been many events where Gin is served in various forms and paired with anything you can possibly think of. But I think we have found you a winner, the best combo possible! The Gin Spa, where Gin meets spa treatments, the pampering of your dreams!

Hands up if you can see yourself sipping a Gin cocktail whilst getting your nails done!

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Summer BBQ with Malfy Gin (+ Cocktail Recipes)

Is there anything better than a nice warm summer’s evening with delicious food and refreshing drinks? There is something really nice about being able to eat outdoors. To match the summer vibes, I have a perfect gin range for you…. Nothing says summer better than Malfy Gin!

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Gin Botanicals Explained

Everyone seems to be ginning it, but how much do you actually know about what goes into your favourite Gin? Can you, for example, recognise the botanicals just by tasting the Gin? Juniper is the key botanical; the spirit can’t be called Gin without juniper. There are a few other core botanicals that are found […]

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