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Burleighs gin distillery tour – 15th November 2017


Here at TheGin.blog we love learning about how gin is produced so when we were invited to a tour of Burleighs distillery we almost bit their hand off! To give you a little background, Burleighs gin is distilled deep in the Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire by master distiller, Jamie Baxter.  The story goes that whilst walking through Burleigh wood, Baxter…

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New additions


Today we added two new additions to our gin shelf… First up, Boyle’s gin from Aldi. Really intrigued by this gin….according to the Aldi website I can expect citrus notes of lemon and lime peel along with other familiar flavours including juniper coriander and Angelica but it’s theblackcurrants, apple and elderflower flavours that really interest me The second gin is…

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Black Tomato Gin – a perfect way to add to your 5 a day


Ever have trouble getting your full 5 a day…(or is it 7 these days?!) Well we have solution that will give you at least 1 of that 5 – Black Tomato gin Hailing from the Netherlands, Black Tomato gin is something rather different. From the short matt black bottle to it’s salty-sweet, almost vegetal taste, this gin really has the…

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Mayonnaise….with a touch of gin?!


A while back I was scrolling through Instagram looking at the many different pictures of cute cats and dogs that seem to litter my feed when something caught my eye… A picture of a bright blue tube, not dissimilar to a tube of toothpaste, with the worlds “Gin Mayo” written in yellow… Cue Peter K moment… What? Gin Mayonnaise? Gin.…

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Gin with added…..Motorbike??


Ever fancied having your gin with a side of motorbike? Well you’re in luck! Harley-Davidson restorer and parts dealer Uwe Ehinger has starting selling dry gin in bottles that also contain vintage Harley-Davidson parts. Ehinger is also, according to his company’s press release, known as “The Archaeologist” because he goes all over the world finding old Harleys and their parts,…

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Best in Class For Glasgow Distillery at Global Spirit Masters


Best in Class For Glasgow Distillery at Global Spirit Masters   Specialising in premium gin and single malt distilling, The Glasgow Distillery Company has won five medals at a leading industry competition against 150 of the world’s finest gins. Celebrating the best superior spirits across the world, the annual Global Spirit Masters Awards presented The Glasgow Distillery with two highly…

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Old Bakery Gin – Illegal gin gone good


It’s every gin lovers dream (well, mine at least)… Buy a few run down buildings, start poking around in their history and find out they were used to make illegal gin in the heyday of the first gin craze! Well, for  Ian Puddick this dream became a reality when he purchased a few run down buildings in Palmers Green in…

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World Gin Day 2017


It’s that time of year again! World Gin day is here and while we don’t need an excuse to drink gin it’s a fun day to celebrate! The idea behind World Gin Day is simple: get people together all around the world with a legitimate excuse to drink some gin, whether it’s in a cocktail, G&T or neat. Plus, it’s a…

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Wight Mermaid Gin – A Jewel in the Garden Isle?


Two hours South of London, lying just off the centre of southern England, you will find the beautiful Isle of Wight. Known as the Garden Isle, this diamond shape island is better known for its world famous garlic festival and beautiful gardens rather than its spirit production. In fact,  the Isle of Wight distillery can boast to being the first and…

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Gin Explorer Club


So, you’re new to gin…or maybe you love gin but stuck with which one to try next? It really is a struggle..! Well,  fret no more as you can now join the Gin Explorer club.  Created by the guys at ginfestival.com, the Gin Explorer club is a monthly subscription box packed full everything a gin lover could ask for!  Comprising of…

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