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Small Gin, Biggar mentality


Produced in the foothills of Tinto Hills near the small Scottish town of Biggar, Biggar gin has a small batch mentality with big ambition. Started and owned by two brothers Euan and Stuart McVicar, Biggar Gin was born out of the desire to create a gin that combined tradition, innovation & a sense of place… to create a gin that…

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True OriGINs Scottish Craft Gin Festival heads to London


Looking to brush up your Scottish gin knowledge? Then why not head to Tobacco Dock this November for True OriGINs Scottish craft gin festival For the first time ever, True OriGINs will be bringing their hugely popular festival over the border to the iconic Tobacco Dock & Sealing up a tantalising array of Scottish gins & Mixer for four days from 1st…

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Colonsay Bramble Liqueur – Autumn in a bottle


It’s dark at 4:00pm, the wind is howling and you’ve dug out your chunky knitted jumpers and long socks…! Yep, it’s Autumn and the weather is starting to turn! It’s around this time of year we start thinking of warmer alternatives to are usual G&T and Colonsay Gin might just have the answer! Colonsay Bramble Liqueur Described as an “autumnal…

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Adelaide gin - Prohibition

Adelaide gin series – Prohibition liquor Co.


Back in 2015 mates, Adam Carpenter & Wes Heddles decided they wanted to work together on a project. After running through a few different ideas, Wes floated the idea of making a gin and Adam was instantly on board! They spent the first few months of 2015 tasting and researching spirits, designing packaging, researching stills and speaking with manufacturers from…

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Adelaide gin series – Kangaroo Island Sprits


The origins of KIS It all started back in 2002 when Jon & Sarah Lark got married and decided to establish Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery. Their aim…to do things properly, in the traditional way. Their quest for inspiration took them all the way to Sipsmith in London & from that visit Jon & Sarah gained the confidence to follow…

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Adelaide Scene


A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of spending two days in the Adelaide area. Of course we were going to look at the gin offering there but what we found was much better then we anticipated.  The Gin Scene The gin scene in South Australia is strong. From local heroes like Kangaroo Spirits who’ve been creating spirits in…

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Cardrona Distillery, New Zealand


Nestled within the picturesque snow-capped mountains of the Cardrona valley you will find The Cardrona Distillery and Museum – the vision of Desiree Whitaker. A former dairy farmer, Desiree sold her farm in May 2013 to pursue her love for craft spirits. Initially, the focus for the distillery was to create a whisky that was unique to New Zealand, but luckily…

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Distillery 209,San Francisco


When we decided to visit San Francisco we knew a visit to the only distillery in We were lucky enough to be taken around the distillery by head distiller Arne who gave us an excellent tour of the distillery, talked us through all the botanicals he uses & treated us to a tasting of the whole range of gins that…

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Old Harbor Gin


Situated in a nondescript warehouse in East Village San Diego, Old Harbor Distillery is breaking the mould. In a city where craft beer is king, they decided to make spirits. They make three delicious spirits in total – gin, navy strength rum and a cold press coffee liquor. The guys behind old Habor, Michael Skubic and Ricky Warner, where kind enough to…

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The hunt for tonic…


What do Americans put with their gin…? Sounds like the start to a bad joke! We’ve been in the US for almost 4 weeks now and still struggling to find any decent tonic! At the bars it mostly comes out of soda guns and it doesn’t taste good! Very bitter…. After talking with head distiller Arne at Distillery209 he suggested…

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