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Ki No Bi Gin, Kyoto Distillery, Japan


Japan… The Land of the rising sun.  Home of Sushi, Sake, beer vending machines (!), high-speed trains, Sumo wrestling and now…GIN! and boy it’s a good one! Ki No Bi gin (Which translates as ‘The Beauty of the Seasons’) is made by The Kyoto Distillery which was the first dedicated artisanal gin distillery to open in Japan. They are located…

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Love is in the air…our top 5 gin to buy for your special someone


If you’re looking for ideas on what to get the gin-lover in your life for Valentine’s day, then look no further! We have put together our list of the top 5 Valentines-inspired gins for that special person, or maybe just to treat yourself!   Valentine’s Gin – Edinburgh Gin Since 2015, Edinburgh gin has produced their small batch Valentine’s gin. This…

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2017 – Our year in review


Well, 2018 has well and truly started and now it’s about time we start to think about how 2017 panned out and what the coming year has in store for us. The Name Change May 2017 we decided to change names… As some of you might remember, we used to be known as “Ginand Nosh”. We took the decision to…

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Malfy Originale – First Impressions


Had our first taste of Malfy Originale tonight. First impressions….neat you get a lovely juniper dryness with some floral notes in there – there also a lovely tingle all round the mouth. Mixed with Franklin and Sons tonic and it changes completely…it becomes sweeter and takes an almost limoncello profile. Very intriguing….

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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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