Bullards Coastal Gin

I knew it was a mistake from the very first second I did it. And in the clarity of the moment, when the self realisation kicked in, what I had done chilled me to the bone...literally. Ahhh British summertime. You really can’t beat it can you? With Coronavirus in full swing this year, our little... Continue Reading →

Roehill Springs Distillery; Gin No. 5

‘This music is terrible - I mean, the lyrics are just awful!’ my grandma said. ‘I don’t know how you can sit and listen to it’ she continued, with her face contorted in that special kind of disgust reserved for emphasising that something is truly horrific. But surely that’s part of the fun, right?... I... Continue Reading →

Tarquin’s Southwestern Distillery

I saw his face drop, to punctuate an awkward silence, as soon as the words had passed my lips. It was a look that signaled both annoyance and despair, a difficult balance to strike but in this case masterfully executed. But you know what stung the most...the genuine sense of disappointment. Ouch! So what had... Continue Reading →

Sipsmith Chilli & Lime Gin

I knew that I had made a terrible mistake when I realised that my eyeballs had started to sweat... Of course, years later, my wife would try to have me believe that the beads of precipitation streaming down my cheeks at an alarming rate were actually tears. I’ll leave you to be the judge of... Continue Reading →

6 O’clock Gin; ‘Romy’s Edition’

I remember there being a time that I was only really aware of there being one ‘6 O’clock’ in the day... And let me assure you that it was very much the ‘6 O’clock’ that arrives later in the day, strategically placed within the window of ‘Happy Hour’!  A ‘Happy Hour’ that was ironically partly... Continue Reading →

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