Spiced gins are very popular, and no wonder as the spices work beautifully in many cocktails, including our favourite Negroni. Spiced gin is often created with the ancient spice routes in mind. Ships sailed through various countries on their way to the UK to meet the high demand for a wide array of spices from […]
How to Serve 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 […]
Add a Winter Twist to Your G&T!
There is something about the smells of the Christmas season, when the air is filled with scents from sweet clementines, gingerbread, cinnamon, mulled wine and Christmas pudding. As mulled wine or eggnog might not be everyone’s cup of tea, I’ve decided to share some simple ideas for how to give your G&T a little Christmas […]
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 […]
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. […]
Day at the Gin Spa
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!
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!
St. Giles – A Modern English Gin
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 […]