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During the last two years researching and writing The Guide to Australian Gin (due out in October), I have met many interesting and friendly distillers and their teams. Many have revealed to me the whys and wherefores behind launching their
*Photo courtesy of Beneath Driver Lane. London has been known for its cosy speakeasy bars for several years now. Head to Breakfast Club on Artillery Lane and whisper to the staff “here to see the Mayor”, get the OK from
My trip to Junipalooza in London this year was a ginuine assault on my palate, so much so I am even considering dry July (except for Friday). My personal stand out was Dorset’s Pothecary Thai Blend Gin (46% ABV). It
There are few things as comforting and warming to the cockles of the heart as a Hot Toddy in winter, with many claiming the warm and spicy cocktail can help ward off the common cold. Celebrate Christmas in July and
On the 19th of June each year, Martini lovers around the world celebrate Martini Day (as if we needed an excuse!)
Distilleries, bars, and fellow gin lovers host events all over the world to celebrate World Gin Day! Here are some of our wish list events for Saturday, June 8, 2019.
There is nowhere we won’t travel for our love of gin. With the craft gin movement starting to emerge in South America, we felt the pull to explore, sample and take notes.
In celebration of World Cocktail Day, we’re taking a moment to appreciate a timeless classic, The Negroni – Italy’s gift to the cocktail hour. And showcase ten alternative ways to try it.
Shene Estate and Distillery wins big at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits competition, winning Double Gold for the third year in a row.
As the seasons change, we find ourselves looking to warmer, more citrusy combinations, and these are our top three gin cocktails for autumn.
It’s official. The results are in and we got to see it all from front row from the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA) in Melbourne. There were many worthy contenders, some of which won Gold, Silver and Bronze.
The Beginner’s Guide to Gin Garnishing Do you add a slice of lemon to a gin and tonic or, like our American friends, a slice of lime? Easy, but a little boring! There are lots of way you can spice
Can cannabis gin give you wings? What about chocolate cravings? The answer (sadly) is no. CANNABIS…. what exactly is it? Is it marijuana? The answer is yes and no. The sister hemp is also a strain of the flowering plant Cannabis
Where did the Australian Craft Gin movement come from? The booming Craft Gin market over the last five years started with the Australian Craft Whisky movement of the 1990’s and 2000’s. There are now over 80 Craft Gin Distilleries in Australia
Gins are no longer the type that are hidden away in grannie’s grog cupboard (sorry Gran). Those Gins are nearly all imported. They are full of “London Dry” botanicals like juniper, coriander, cardamom, angelic root and citrus.
There are London Dry Gins, Australian Botanical Gins, Old Tom Gins and so many more. But “a Gin by any other name will taste…..like Gin”. Right? Wrong!
Gin could simply be described as vodka with plant flavours (botanicals) added, which must
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