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 →

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 →

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