Sipsmith Strawberry Smash Gin

“You can not be serious?!”. A line of sheer frustration and angst, screamed by an incandescent John McEnroe (AKA Jonny Mac the ‘Superbrat’) during his opening round of Wimbledon 1981. The former Tennis number 1, who would go on to win Wimbledon that year (and a further 2 times after to boot) was utterly incensed... Continue Reading →

Pink Marmalade Gin; It’s party time…

I’ve always been rubbish at picking out song lyrics on the radio. But this doesn’t deter me from joining in whenever I hear a classic ‘banger’ on the airwaves that demands my vocal harmonies... More often than not, you’ll find me confidently blasting out a heartfelt incorrect song line in the car as if no... Continue Reading →

Meet the Distiller; Bullards Gin

It’s January 2020. You’re working towards finalising your degree and also considering a career change. We’re in to a new year, full of freedom and exciting possibilities. What could possibly go wrong, right?!... I need not bother explaining further...we all know far too well what a certain pandemic came packing and, at the time writing,... Continue Reading →

Deck Chair Gin; Pull up a chair…

I need to sit down. No, like, I really need to sit down!... 2020 was not the year that any of us had planned for. And whilst hardly the biggest of problems to contend with in the grand scheme of things and the gravity of the situation, our home extension and improvement plans were understandably... Continue Reading →

Thunderflower Gin

“Well, I don’t know what to tell you Matthew. The website states that it has been delivered and signed for, so it must be there!”... Oh dear. We had reached the point in the conversation where my full name was being used; my mom only calls me ‘Matthew’ when I’m in trouble or she is... Continue Reading →

Staffordshire Distillery

They say in life that everything happens for a reason... My wife (Em) and I been together for over 16 years now. And when I told people we’d decided to get married, after 10 years of dating, I knew what some of them were thinking…he’s rushed it! But I think it’s important you go with... Continue Reading →

Cherry Rocher; Mont Blanc Gin

So there I was. Cradled in the arms of a gentleman, who was much more my senior, taking the benefit of his body warmth to shield myself from the winter chill... The be more precise perhaps, I was lying limp in the arms of an elderly gentleman, who by this point had become alarmingly visually... Continue Reading →

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