Rethinking Drinking – Know Your Calories

We tend to forget there are calories in alcohol. Often we will avoid certain foods because of the calories involved, yet we drink almost anything. If you spend so much time trying to ‘eat right’ why not try to learn to drink properly too? On average, alcohol makes up to 10% of the calorie intake […]

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Let’s Talk About Gin

The Gin market is booming and there seems to be new micro- and artisanal distilleries popping up everywhere. But what do we actually know about these craft Gins? There are, in fact, so many new Gins on the market now that going into a bar and simply asking for a G&T is like going to […]

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The process of making Gin

It seems every day a new Gin comes on the market and new micro distilleries keep popping up faster than you can say tonic. So it’s about time for us to understand the different stages of Gin production. There are two ways to make Gin – compounding and distilling. Compounding is considered to be the […]

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Whisky from Tap Water!?

Everyone knows about the importance of the water source when it comes to making Whisky. If you’ve read my article ‘Whisky battle – Laphroaig vs Lagavulin’  you’ll know the efforts these distilleries go to ensure the purity of their water supply. Even the word Whisky comes from Scottish Gaelic ‘uisge’ meaning water. But during my […]

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Steam Hellsinki

My cousin advised me to visit this bar because, in her opinion, it was very ‘me’. Well, I can see why Finland’s first steampunk-themed bar would attract the likes of myself – slightly chaotic deco, bar shaped like a zeppelin, smoke, cocktails, Gin and even more Gin. From the outside, the venue looks dull and […]

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The Gin Corner

Whilst in Rome I read about a bar serving mainly Gin so obviously I had to go and find it. It was fairly easy to find by Piazza di Firenze, but, to my surprise, it was part of a fancy-looking hotel. Luckily I had dressed up as I would have felt completely underdressed wearing Converse […]

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