Meet the Makers; Sky Wave Gin

It turns out that we, as a nation, must have completely misheard the chanting amongst all of the excitement. It would seem that they were actually saying footballs coming ‘Rome’…not ‘Home’. Ah…Balls. (Pun intended). When I published my fuller review of Sky Wave Gin at the beginning of July 2021, we were captivated by the... Continue Reading →

Sky Wave Gin

And it was just before the moment of impact that my life flashed before my very eyes… You see, I had never been great at football. While my head tells me that I’m ‘Lionel Messi’, my brain to foot coordination ends up producing a display more befitting of a poor-mans Michael Flatley. Though it’s fair... Continue Reading →

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 →

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