Citadelle Gin; Vive le France

‘What’s the time difference over there’ I was asked. ‘About 10-15 years behind the UK!’ I had wittily quipped. A jovial jibe maybe. But that’s actually not too far from the truth when regarding gin... I was paying another vacation visit to my parents home base in Evian, France. (Note to reader: If you are... Continue Reading →

Manly Spirits; Manning up…

Oh god...My heart sank as the question came...‘sorry mate, have you got a hammer?’. Here we go... We had called maintenance to come and take a look at some minor reparation works needed to our city centre apartment. A call heeded by a rugged chap we’d come to lovingly know as ‘Old Phil’, on account... Continue Reading →

Junipalooza 2019

Festivals. A quintessential part of the British Summer. And as I sit gazing out of the window to pen this little ditty, I’m greeted by a sign that leaves me in absolutely no doubt that we’ve reached that glorious time of the year... Yep, you’ve guessed it. It’s bloody raining. Again. Relentlessly! And it’s at... Continue Reading →

Taplin & Mageean; the grand fromage…

‘Vous avez une ‘Babybel’?...’ I had tentatively asked, half joking/half longingly... The waiter looked at me, slightly bemused, as the rest of the table laughed at my amusing ‘joke’. Stood before me was a French waiter (note to reader: we were in France), with a trolley that was laden with enough cheese to make you... Continue Reading →

Pothecary Gin; Trinity Blend

So there I was. On my own, in a metal cage, hanging upside down. And as the wheel started to turn, a shudder went down my spine as I contemplated my own mortality...was this really the end?... Sure, I’d climbed in to the cage voluntarily. Heck, I’d even paid to do so! It had seemed... Continue Reading →

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 →

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