I’ve wanted to try the original Bullards Gin for a while so I was very keen to meet the team at Junipalooza, when they asked me to review this version I was a little hesitant as I’ve not got the sweetest tooth so I was unsure that I’d do it justice. But just like the original, this gin is very good.
Once the preserve of a long Friday night train journey rush purchased from the nearest M&S gin in a tin has really upped its game this summer and with heatwave set to last I thought it was time to explore a few options available.
At both Junipalooza and Imbibe this year there was a big focus on aged gin, but how do they taste and how should you treat them?
As we fast approach the mid-point of the year I thought I’d recap on some of my favourite discoveries of 2018 so far. Read more
Wow! That is was all I could say last Saturday evening as I tried to describe my afternoon at Junipalooza to my husband, it took me a good few hours to calm down and articulate just how amazing the experience of the day had been. Hats off to the organisers Gin Foundry (http://www.ginfoundry.com/) for organising such a fantastic event, having been to many a gin festival this tops them all for experience and would be the one I’d recommend to fellow gin lovers.
As we all know Britain’s love of gin is far from fading and with more than 300 distilleries now open across the country the race is on to for competitors to provide a point of difference. One area in particular that’s on the rise is the trend for grain to glass distillation. So, what is grain to glass distillation and does it make a difference to the end product?
With World Gin Day fast approaching (9th June) have you decided how to celebrate? In the run up to the big event I have two masterclasses planned, but come Saturday I and many other gin enthusiasts will be heading to Tobacco Dock for this year’s Junipalooza event. I’ve never been before but I’ve heard only good things about this event so I am very excited to attend for the first time, but with over 60 distilleries and hundreds on gins on offer I think planning is going to be the key to success. In a recent email from the organisers, Gin Foundry, they suggest trying to aim for a maximum of 20 exhibitors so with that in mind, here are my top suggestions for the day.