Browsing Category : Gins

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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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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