In the Welsh Wind Gin — A review

Item sent for review.   In the Welsh Wind Gin is a baby, it’s even younger than our five month old grand-daughter.  But this is one of the reasons I adore gin, you can make it and drink it just a few months later, unlike say wine or whisky.   You can make something and a week or so later sit down to enjoy it, without worrying that it is

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How to make the perfect gin and tonic

You might think that a “how to make the perfect gin and tonic” post would consist of simply saying “pour some gin and some tonic into a glass, drink”. Well you couldn’t be more wrong.  Actually that isn’t fair.  And whilst this is my perfect gin and tonic recipe, there is no such thing as a bad gin and tonic, it’s a marriage made in heaven after all, but this

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Mermaid Gin — A review

Contains an item sent for review The name “Mermaid Gin” was repeated a few times when I asked recently what the next gin in my collection should be.  To be honest I kicked myself for not thinking of it myself as I had actually spent an afternoon with one of the co-founders a few years ago and had learned all about the gin and its origins on the Isle of

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My (almost) 100 Gins Shelfie

My 100 gins shelfie Yes it is true, I have been on a quest to find the last few gins to take my collection of gins up to 100.    In fact I didn’t realise I was so close until I brought four new ones back from Wales recently and it led us to counting just how many were in the collection.  I was on 98!  I asked on Twitter

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World Gin Day 2020

World Gin Day happens on the second Saturday in June every year, which means this year it is June 13th, today! I have written about gin ALOT over the years so thought I would do a round up post for you to have a read through in case any of the previous posts had escaped your attention. The funny thing is that I really didn’t like gin until about five

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How to grow your own gin garden

How to grow a gin garden Quite why I decided I wanted to plant a gin garden four years ago, I don’t know.  Hell a decade ago I didn’t even like gin. But then I discovered that it was tonic water I didn’t like and that I actually did like gin.  A lot.  Though in my defence I do drink it with waaaayyyyyy more lemonade than any recipe would recommend

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Five reasons to love miniatures

Alcoholic miniatures I am talking about.  Five reasons to love alcoholic miniatures.     You can buy them for just a few Pounds and the reasons go beyond just wanting a small drink.  We have a whole stash of miniatures (though mostly gin, I have to admit) thanks to my doing Ginmas for a few years so I thought I would tell you why I love them so much. Small

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Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin — Review

You know how chuffed I was when I finally got the last letter of my gin alphabet last year? To finally be able to line up up all 26 bottles felt like a real achievement.   If collecting gin can be classed as an achievement.  If you have no idea what I am talking about, take a peak at this blog post: My A-Z of Gin But it got me

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Homemade Co Gin Kit — A review

This is the gin kit for you if you have ever wanted to make your own gin but haven’t known where to start. Making gin is easy, you just put juniper berries in vodka, right? Wrong. That’s like saying you can make decent wine by adding a grain of yeast to a bottle of grape juice. You can’t. Don’t ask how I know, but suffice to say you don’t live

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How to make an A to Z of Gin!

What to know how to make an A to Z of Gin!  No, you probably don’t in all honesty, but on the off chance you DO want to know how to make an A to Z of gin, here is how to do it.   Four years ago I visited my first gin distillery, more out of curiosity than anything else.  I drank the occasional gin but I still wasn’t

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Ginmas — Week 4

Ginmas 2017 and it is already week 4 So I promised to do a gin a day for the whole of December but only got as far as Christmas Eve.   Which makes it more of a Ginvent than Ginmas and, therefore, week four only features two gins.    To be brutally honest I just ran out of steam and on Christmas Day I was in a turkey induced coma so

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Ginmas — Week 3. Have you got a best gin yet?

Ginmas 2017 and we are already at week 3 ! December is whizzing by and it will soon be the end of the year.  How does that happen? Life has been so frantic this year I have really appreicated my evening sit down with a glass of gin and reading a little more about each distillery, so here is a roundup of the seven from this week. 6 O Clock

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