Gin of the month — August — Daffy’s Gin

The story of Daffy’s gin is the story of a four year quest to make the best gin in the world and by jimmy it was a worthwhile quest, and it’s why it is my gin of the month for August. Made from grain spirit imported from France it is then mixed with eleven botanicals in an old copper whisky still in Edinburgh.   This attention to detail creates one

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Window Wednesday – Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour

For Window Wednesday this week I am featuring this little gem:  Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour.    An old fashioned gin parlour that feels like an 18th century front room, right in the heart of London, tucked away between Leicester Square and Covent Garden tube stations, with a bar serving gin and afternoon tea. I had been meaning to meet up with a friend when I was next in London and

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Gin of the month — July — One Gin

My gin of the month for July is One Gin, a gin I whose story I have followed for a while, but that I only got to taste for the first time last month.    I first came across it on Kickstarter, the crowd funding site and then in one of those weird twists of fate that happen sometimes I was invited to the launch party as a roving reporter

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World Gin Day 2017

  Is here!  World Gin Day is here.    And if you will excuse me whilst I say “thank feck for that”. What a week. What a sodding week.    And it is not getting any better is it?  I have a bit of a “no politics” rule at home because we are all often on opposite sides of debates and I just can’t stand the arguing, though it isnt

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Gin of the month — June — Manchester Three Rivers gin

  I was actually planning on talking about gin made in Manchester last week, after we spent the weekend there for BlogOn and Mr B’s birthday but I didn’t get around to finishing the post and then, well, world events overtook us all and writing about Manchester gin somehow didn’t feel appropriate.     The original post was based on the fact I now buy gin as a souvenir, much

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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 every morning and as the evenings get lighter my thoughts turn to summer evenings with

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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. I have been trying to publish this post since the 1st of February as I

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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 wanted to own a bottle and have kept an eye out for it ever since.

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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 bit about each one of them but I did it.   And then felt sad

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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 look up The Gin Parlour who will be happy to sell them to you, or

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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 that I would be able to keep it up for a whole month, posting at

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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 each distillery or gin.   So for posterity, here they all are in case you

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