Tag Archives : tonic

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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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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East London Premium Gin: Batch 2


Based in The Old Glue Factory, Bow, The East London Liquor Company produce and import a range of quality handcrafted spirits including gin, vodka, rum, and whisky. Premium Gin: Batch 2 is the second batch of premium gin from the East London Liquor Company and is once again a variation on their signature gin. Considered a premium gin, East London’s Premium Gin Batch…

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Makar Gin


I was introduced to Makar at the Just Gin Show a few weeks back and had a chance to talk with their brand ambassador, David Thomson. Launched in 2014, Makar is produced in the heart of Glasgow by the Glasgow Distillery Company. The name “Makar” comes from the Gaelic word for “poet” or “bard”. To make it, they use their copper…

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Monin Gin syrup  


No, I haven’t gone mad… I know this isn’t technically a gin but I think it deserves to be reviewed the same as any real gin would be. Monin is known for making all those lovely syrups that you can put in your coffee – vanilla, caramel, cinnamon and gingerbread to name a few, but when I realised they did…

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‘I don’t Like gin….’


‘…It tastes like perfume..’ ‘….it’s the tonic I don’t like..’ When I talk to people about gin, 50% of the time I hear the above comments. It seems like gin might be the Marmite of Spirit world with either people hating it for loving it. I always ask these gin haters to tell me what gins (and tonics) they have…

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