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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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Do you nose your gin?


Do you nose your gin….? Well, the guys at Persie gin think its a must! Persie gin is the brainchild of Simon Fairclough, who back in 2014 started running gin tasting groups. He toured through Scotland, and other parts of the UK, teaming up with distillers, pubs, hotels and restaurants. His mission? To help thousands of gin-lovers in their quest…

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Nordés Atlantic Galician Gin


I first came across Nordés gin while on a weekend in Cardiff. I surveyed the back bar and saw the usual candidates… Hendricks, Beefeater, Tanqueray…but then I saw a beautiful white bottle with a black image of the world and a nautical compass a the bottom. I was taken by it! I had to try it… Served with premium tonic,…

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Edinburgh Seaside gin


Looking for a gin with a hint of the seaside? Then Edinburgh Seaside gin is probably the one for you! Inspired by the East Coast shoreline near Edinburgh, Edinburgh Seaside Gin is the product of a collaboration between the Edinburgh Distillery and Heriot-Watt University’s Brewing & Distilling MSC. It uses foraged shoreline botanicals including ground ivy, bladderwrack and scurvygrass, along…

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Sharish Gin… A little bit of Blue Magic


If you like a little magic with your gin and tonic then you can’t go wrong with Sharish Blue Magic. This stunningly bright blue gin from Portugal gets its colour from extracts of a flower known as the blue pea. When mixed with tonic this gin turns from stunning blue to a lovely shade of pink! Produced in the quaint medieval…

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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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