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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Pothecary Gin by Soapbox spirits


Dorset distillery, Soapbox Spirits, was founded by two friends, Martin Jennings and Lukasz Dwornik, who share a passion for quality organic produce and most importantly, good Gin! The two friends decided to enter the world of distillation after a combined 35 years involvement in both the hospitality and drinks business. Fast forward 18 months and they had managed to win themselves…

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Boodles Mulberry Gin – A proper British Mulberry Gin


Over here at theGin.blog, we’re getting nicely into the Christmas season! Imagine our seasonal cheer when we were approached by Boodles with an offer to sample their new Mulberry gin! Being a fan of their London Dry (review to come…!), we were very excited to get our hands on something new and most importantly, great for Christmas! Boodles Proper British…

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Regency Tonic – #TasteYourGin


This weeks tonic comes from Regency Tonic. Firstly, thanks to them for reaching out to us with a sample. We’re always very happy to profile new products and especially tonic waters given how well our #TonicReviewSeries has been doing! Having done a little research after seeing them on twitter, I was very keen to try this tonic water as one of…

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Forest Gin


When I relocated to Cheshire some 3 years ago, it was important to me to really get to know (and love) my new adopted county. I have come to love up here in the North West, having grown up in Staffordshire and then lived in London for several years. I was also delighted to discover that there is an incredibly…

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Fifth Spire Gin – Lichfields First Craft Gin


Got a spare bedroom that you don’t know what to do with? Well why not have a go a starting your own Gin distillery? That’s exactly what lifelong friends Tom Lindsey and Rory McKerrell did. Their new gin, Fifth Spire, is Lichfields first premium craft gin and it really is quite special. Tom and Rory have spent the last couple…

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Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin


We get a lot of emails here at theGin.blog,  a lot of which end up in the junk, but when we see Lemon Drizzle gin in the subject we have to take notice! Step in Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin, exclusive to Marks and Spencer. This is the product of the Sipsmith Sipping Service, a quarterly delivery of 4 experimental gin…

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Bath Gin – Gin of a different persuasion


Picture the scene… You’re driving up the M5 from Bristol and on the horizon you see a sign… “Gloucester Services – 1 Mile” A run down welcome Break comes to mind but this services is a little different! Think fancy London deli mixed with a posh farm shop and you get the idea! Well, we had to stop and of…

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Tonic Review Series: Fentimans Part 2


After our initial review of Fentimans tonic water (which you can find here), they reached out to us over twitter and asked whether we would like to review some of their other products, including their light tonic water and herbal tonic water. We of course said yes, so let’s get right into it! This is going to be a shorter…

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Loch Ness Gin…Real and Rare


Think of Loch Ness and what comes to mind…..? The vast Scottish highlands?  The Beautiful vistas? The Loch Ness Monster? GIN?? I thought not! Loch Ness Gin is a brand new craft gin created by husband and wife team, Kevin and Lorien. Their family have lived and worked in the Highlands since before 1520 and they set out to create…

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