Gin of the month — March — Rock Rose spring

  This week it has finally felt like spring has arrived.   There are daffodils on the verges, the birds are singing and when the sun comes out there is a real warmth to it.   With it comes a desire to bunk off work to sit in the garden with a mug of tea

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Gin of the month — February — Ungava

  I admit,  publishing my gin of the month post for February at 10am on a Monday morning is pushing the limits of acceptable behaviour, even by my standards.   By rights it should be a weekend post, or a Friday night one maybe.  Not 10am on a Monday morning.   But hear me out.

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Gin of the Month — January — Jawbox

There was a time when the front door was left unlocked. When the kitchen was the scullery.  And in the tiny scullery stood this big sink. Clothes and dishes and weans got washed there. A lot of craic was heard around a jawbox.  It still is. From the moment I first heard about this gin I

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Ginmas Week 5

  Week 5 of #Ginmas is now done and I have to say that at the beginning I really wasn’t sure if I would manage to post a gin a day for a whole month.  To be organised enough that every day at 6pm I would have a photo of each gin and a little

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Ginmas Week 4

Another week and another week of gins!  All of the above are the gins I shared during week 4 of #Ginmas over on social media (my month of gins, one a day for the whole of December) but wanted to record them all here too.   If you want to hunt them down then do

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Ginmas Week 3

So apologies for this post being a day late.  Should have had it up yesterday but <insert long list of pathetic excuses involving a to do list longer than your arm and a five hour lunch with a client> …. Another week of seven different gins.  Eek!  I wasn’t sure this would actually work and

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Ginmas Week 2

  Well there have been another seven gins sampled since the last post and it has been a real voyage of discovery and actually also of geography. This week we have been all over the place, from Menorca to Yorkshire to Spain to Scotland and I have loved finding out a little bit more about

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Ginmas week 1

When my parents owned a vineyard for ten years it never ceased to amaze me how much they knew about wine.    As much as they knew though there was always more to learn and I really envied that knowledge of a subject and the ability to keep learning.   As I approach my fifties

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