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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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!
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!
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 […]
The idea for St. Giles Gin came when professional diver Simon and his wife Alison were enjoying a range of gins at home. As a diver, Simon has travelled around the globe, and it soon became a habit for him to bring a bottle of gin from all his travels to sample at home. On […]
Pink gin was originally created to cure seasickness. Plymouth Gin was simply mixed with a few drops of angostura bitters. Soon the sailors brought the recipe to the mainland and it became a popular drink in bars across England. Today we can enjoy a range of pink gins with flavours varying from tangy rhubarb to […]
History You might have heard about genever, and how gin making started in Holland. But in fact, gin production can be traced back to 11th-century Italy, with many believing it was the Benedictine monks who first began distilling juniper spirits in a monastery in beautiful Salerno. The monks combined the base spirit with herbs, spices, […]