Von Hallers gin

For today’s blog, we are travelling to Germany, specifically a town called Göttingen, to try Von Hallers gin. This town is known for their University – alumni include the Brothers Grimm – and the Old Botanical Garden. This was planted by Albrecht von Haller (aka the father of modern physiology) in 1736 and today contains over 14,000 species. Continue reading

Mainline Spirit Co Western Star Gin

Note: Mainline Spirit Co sent me a bottle to try, but as always this is my honest opinion

Western Star ginSo absolutely ages ago I was having a down moment, and Mainline Spirit Co kindly reached out to me on Instagram and offered to send me something to cheer me up. Shortly after, a bottle of Western Star Gin (and a mini of their navy strength gin) arrived. I popped it on my shelf and then got on with my goal of clearing space on my shelf and it’s been unloved for a while. But we’re here now! Continue reading

The King of Soho Copacetic vodka review

Note: I was sent this vodka free of charge to review here, but as always my thoughts remain impartial. 

King of Soho vodkaYou might have seen my recent post about The King of Soho gin, and today we are trying their vodka.

But Jenny, this is a gin blog!

Ok yes, that’s usually my vibe but isn’t it good to branch out? Find new interests? I’m growing as a person so go with it.

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The King of Soho gin review

Note: I was sent this gin free of charge to review here, but as always my thoughts remain impartial. There is also an affiliate link at the end which means I get a miniscule payment if you order gin via that link.

King of Soho ginI’ve seen The King of Soho gin around before – the blue bottle with gold lettering stands out on a back bar. I also have a feeling I might have tried it before in a pub, but this is the first time I’ve taken a proper look at it. Back in 2013, Alex Robson and Howard Raymond decided they wanted to make a gin to celebrate Howard’s father. Paul Raymond was known for his risqué shows in the heart of Soho, and they designed this spirit to be as vibrant as he was. Continue reading

Distillerie 3 Lacs Lemon Sunflower Gin

A bottle of Distillerie 3 Lacs Lemon Sunflower ginWe’ve made it to June! There’s a heatwave, the sun is shining, I’m working crazy hours. It’s all good. June also brings not only World Gin Day, but also my next delivery from Craft Gin Club. I’m looking forward to this delivery as it’s not just a gin I haven’t tried, but also a brand I haven’t heard of before. Double win. Continue reading

York Gin Jorvik Spring

It’s March and my Craft Gin Club box arrived and I’m actually opening it vaguely on time! This month’s gin is from York Gin – and whilst I’m not usually keen on anything that involves lots of floral botanicals, I’ve never had a dud from them so fingers crossed! If you know *anything* about York gin, you’ll know just how important the city is to their gin – from the historical behind their botanicals to the design of the label. This gin is no exception. Continue reading

Graveney Festive Fayre gin

December's Craft Gin ClubBefore you even start, yes this is late. This is a look at December’s Craft Gin Club offering. But with #GinPalsGinvent and trying to not open new bottles of gin until some nearly empty ones had been cleared, I’m only just getting round to this. ANYWAY. This is Graveney gin’s Festive Fayre gin from Tooting in South London.

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Highclere Castle gin – Interview

Last week I posted about Highclere Castle gin (if you missed this, you can catch up here). I wanted to learn more so snagged myself a quick Q&A with co-founder Adam von Gootkin…

Can you give us a quick introduction to yourself 
Hi, I’m Adam von Gootkin, co-founder of Onyx Spirits Co., an award-winning craft distillery producing New England’s first whiskey. In 2017, I partnered with the 8th Earl & Countess of Carnarvon, the owners of Highclere Castle, creating the Highclere Castle Cigar Company. This partnership grew and in 2019 we launched Highclere Castle gin. 

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Highclere Castle gin

Note: I was sent a bottle of Highclere Castle gin to try, but all thoughts below are completely my own

Highclere Castle Gin packagingIf you’re a fan of period drama, you might have seen Downton Abbey and so will be familiar with Highclere Castle. Now, I have to admit that isn’t really my cup of tea, but growing up in Hampshire I knew of the place. Well known for world class entertainment, they wanted to produce (in their words) the finest gin in the world. So, no pressure there.

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