Meet the Distiller Part 2: Graveney Gin

Welcome back to Part 2 of my interview with Graveney Gin's Master Distiller, and one woman whirlwind, Vic Christie!...   In Part 2 of my chat with Vic we discussed the highs and lows of being a one woman operation, why gorillas feature on the bottles and what surprises you can expect from Graveney Gin in 2019.... Continue Reading →

Graveney Gin; a little gin with a big heart

Size. Does it REALLY matter?... In a society that preaches that ‘bigger is ALWAYS better’, it can leave those of us who sit within the ‘small but perfectly formed’ camp feeling slightly isolated. Sure. I’ll occasionally try to kid myself and join in the locker room style banter, swapping tall tales of grandeur with the... Continue Reading →

York Gin; my ‘first time’…

I think that it’s probably fair to say that everyone will remember where they were for their ‘first time’. Now with your first time, there’s generally an element of planning involved. After all, this is going to be a new experience for both you and your companion. Like for instance, where are you going to... Continue Reading →

Banshee Etcher Gin

As I shot bolt upright in bed, I will admit that I was completely and utterly petrified! We were on night one of our holiday to Lanzarote, staying in a hotel that was pushing the boundaries of what could technically be considered ‘hygienic’; let’s just say that what our room lacked in health & safety... Continue Reading →

Boadicea Gin; Winter is coming…

‘Winter is coming’... A term infamously coined by Kit Harington’s ‘Game of Thrones’ character, the sulky faced heroine, Jon Snow (not to be confused with Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow - despite the fact that i’m sure you’ll agree he could still rock the medieval leathers/dragon slayer look). And at this time of year, never... Continue Reading →

Mackintosh Gin

As I stood at the bar, gentling flicking my long blonde locks from my eye-line and readjusting my more than ample cleavage, I couldn’t help but feel that it was perhaps just a little bit chilly to have come out for the evening wearing little more than a swimming costume and a smile... Still, as... Continue Reading →

Divine Gin; Last of the Summer Wine…

It’s midday on the last Saturday of September and, with summer drawing to a close, we are driving through the winding country rounds in to the picturesque town of Holmfirm. Even though filming had wrapped up back in 2010, Holmfirth is perhaps most famous for having been the set location for the classic British sitcom... Continue Reading →

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