Thoughts on garnish

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The garnish seems to be so deeply ingrained in cocktail-culture that I have mostly taken it for granted. However, over the last few months, I have been increasingly neglecting this staple of the drinks-world; I just let the gin do the talking on a familiar canvas of tonic water. I have found myself becoming frustrated with the […]

Death’s Door Gin

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Death’s Door Gin has been firmly on my drink-this-as-soon-as-possible list. To explain why, I will move swiftly on to the botanical list; there are three… Juniper Coriander Fennel Now, I love fennel, the seeds, the bulb, it’s all good. Finding a gin that features it as one of only three botanicals was a fortuitous day. […]

Navy Strength Gin Tasting

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This week I had the pleasure of attending a navy strength gin tasting at Graphic Bar, organized by David from Summer Fruit Cup. Also in attendance were fellow gin bloggers, Gin Monkey & The Gin Blog, the Master Distiller of Few Spirits, Paul Hletko, Kirsty Chant of Chant Communications and people from Imbibe, The Whiskey […]

Hoxton Gin

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I avoided buying Hoxton Gin for a long time. It seemed to me to be a very divisive gin which has attracted a lot of criticism and courted controversy. In the gentlemanly world of gin, there appeared to be a disruptive lout in the reading-room who, in spite of plenty of tutting and shaking of […]

Gordon’s Ten Green Bottles

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On Wednesday of this week, Gordon’s unveiled a limited edition range of bottles designed by Conran at an event in the vault of One Marylebone. I don’t manage to make it to many industry events due to my living so far from London, so I was pleased as punch when, with just one day’s notice, I […]

Good Ordinary Gin

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Earlier this month, I made a pilgrimage to Berry Bros. & Rudd, ostensibly to get a birthday present for someone (a bottle of their tremendous No3 Gin), but when checking the site to find out how to get there, I noticed that the also sell something called Good Ordinary Gin. So, I bought a bottle of […]

Sipsmith Summer Cup

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Sipsmith bought out their Summer Cup last year but I managed to miss it; life and its limited retail distribution conspired to keep it from my grubby mitts. However, during the same trip to Waitrose that I acquired a bottle of Bulldog gin, I also saw, gleaming on the shelf, the newly repackaged Summer Cup – […]

Bulldog Gin

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I have read some fairly opposing opinions about Bulldog gin and it has never really been high on my list of gins to try. However, it was on offer in Waitrose and my weakness for discounted gin won me over. Bulldog gin is the creation of a former investment banker, Anshuman Vohra. It’s far from a unique […]

Gin & Tonic Jelly

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I have been experimenting with cooking this weekend. It has mostly been driven a copy of Heston Blumenthal at Home that my wife bought for me, but this particular gem was a concoction of my own devising. The book talks about gelling agents a lot and I am going to try the Whisky Gums (and adapt it […]

Gin & Tonic Marmalade

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I recently acquired a new twitter follower with an interesting name; The Jammy Cow (@thejammycow). As with most new followers, I checked-out the profile page  and found a company with some remarkable products. You see, The Jammy Cow sells jam, and interesting jam at that. I love good jam, and marmalade is even better. You […]