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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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McQueen Gin – A Scottish London Dry


First off, I have to apologise to the creators of McQueen gin for taking so long to review their gin. When they sent me an email back in November about their new gin I was excited to try it but time seemed to run away with me… but here it is! So,  lets get down to business! Produced, distilled, and packaged…

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Greensand Ridge Gin – Sustainable at heart


Well 2017 is finally here and so is our first gin review of the year! Situated just outside the village of Shipbourne, Kent, nestled under the Greensand Ridge in The Weald, Greensand ridge distillery is true micro-distillery with sustainability at its heart. Their mission is to reduce food waste at the farm gate by fermenting and distilling quality produce that…

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