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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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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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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6 Ways to Jazz Up Your G&T This Summer

Recently I have been steering away from the classic G&T (Gin, it’s not you, it’s me…). Instead I have been making Rhubarb Gin Sours, Negronis and other cocktails. But as the sun is out and spring is here, I feel like it’s time to come back to the refreshing Gin and Tonics, but rather than […]

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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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