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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Gin Explorer Club


So, you’re new to gin…or maybe you love gin but stuck with which one to try next? It really is a struggle..! Well,  fret no more as you can now join the Gin Explorer club.  Created by the guys at ginfestival.com, the Gin Explorer club is a monthly subscription box packed full everything a gin lover could ask for!  Comprising of…

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New Gin Bar to Open In Sutton Coldfield


Yes, you read right,Sutton Coldfield is getting it’s own gin bar! Our Prayers have been answered! Situated right in the heart of Sutton, Simpsons Gin bar is set to open its doors to the public in February. In their own words… Simpsons is a family owned Gin bar scheduled to be opening the first week of February. We aim to…

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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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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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