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Pollination Gin – embracing the Welsh spirit

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Pollination Gin is an exciting new venture from brothers Pete and Danny Cameron. Many of the botanicals, including lemon balm, chamomile and rowan berry, are foraged locally, in the Dyfi Valley in mid-Wales, on the edge…

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The Modern Martini – an evening with Sipsmith and Belsazar

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Martini Tasting

The Martini is undoubtedly the king of classic cocktails. While other drinks may have more history – both in terms of time and colourful stories – the Martini stands out as an icon. With countless…

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World Gin Day 2016 – any excuse for gin is a good excuse

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World Gin Day 2016

This Saturday is World Gin Day, returning for an eighth year of juniper-related ridiculousness. With the British summer almost certain to disappear with a rumble of thunder and a weekend of pouring rain, there may…

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The rise of British spirits

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Best of British

Spirit production in Britain has come a long way in the past decade. Previously just a bastion of whisky and gin, today you’ll find aperitifs, cider brandy and even marc made on the island. Founded in…

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New year, new drinks of the month for January

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Of The Month January 2016

The new year is starting with a bang – three new drinks of the month each with a great money-saving deal. I’ll start with the Malt of the Month, as it’s a whisky that I tried…

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The Whisky Exchange Vinopolis – My Memories

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Vinopolis Shop

Ten years after opening in London Bridge, our Vinopolis store closed for the last time on Christmas Eve. We will be announcing its replacement very soon in the same part of town, and in the…

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Spirit of the Month – Tanqueray Old Tom

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Tanqueray Old Tom

Joining the Spirit of the Month ranks this September is something both old and new at the same time – Tanqueray Old Tom. Old Tom is an old style of gin, sweeter than a London…

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Forest Dry Gin – a gin for all seasons

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Forest Dry Gin

Special-edition bottlings are common among spirits producers, but award-winning Belgian sommelier Jurgen Lijcops has gone a stage further by launching Forest Dry Gin, a range of four gins that change with the seasons. We spoke…

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Pimp your gin and tonic with OriGINario Botanicals!

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Originario box

If you’re partial to a gin and tonic, we have a new product we know you’ll love. Personalising your drinks is all the rage at the moment, so these new botanical packs from OriGINario are…

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Summer Gin Cocktail Kit – have it your way!

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Tanqueray glass

The sun is doing its best to peek out from behind the clouds, and in preparation for a glorious August, we’ve put together a great little cocktail kit that lets you personalise your drinks –…

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No.3 London Dry Gin – the key to success

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No.3 Bar at The Royal Albert Hall

Gin has seen a remarkable rise over the past few years, with new brands appearing almost every week. One of the first was No.3 Gin, introduced by historic wine and spirit merchant (and independent bottler)…

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Star of Bombay Gin – Sapphire and Steel

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Star of Bombay Gin

Gin is far from a simple beast. As a whisky geek, I looked down on white spirits for many years until I started looking into how they are actually made. Making a distilled gin –…

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World Gin Day 2015

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World Gin Day 2015

It’s that time of year: World Gin Day is rapidly approaching – Saturday 13 June. Yet again I’m using it as an excuse to tell you about some of the weird and wonderful new gins…

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In their own words – Phil Brandon, founder and distiller, Rock Town Distillery

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Phil Brandon Rock Town

Telecoms-project-manager-turned-distiller Phil Brandon founded Rock Town in 2010, the first legal distillery in Arkansas. While he’s based in downtown Little Rock, he spends a lot of time on the road, travelling around the USA and…

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Spirit of the Month – Plymouth Navy Strength Gin

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Plymouth Navy Gin

For the past year, we’ve been naming a Malt of the Month. We’ve had some excellent drams, with great  special offers, from old favourites like Laphroaig 10 and Highland Park 12, to lesser-known gems like…

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