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finlay geekie standing next to a copper still in gin distillery 28/06/2022

What Is A Craft Gin?

Gin is one of the most popular spirits to date, and there’s so much variety out there. One of the more prominent variants of gin is craft gin, and it has proven to be a tried and tested favourite by gin drinkers. But what exactly is a craft gin, and why has it gained so much popularity? Firstly, what’s the difference? One of the biggest questions that arise about craft gin is what is the difference between a craft gin and other kinds of gin? Though craft gin may contain... Read More

Five shot glasses filled with a variety of alcohol 23/06/2022

Will Rum Be The New Gin?

We’ve all seen the popularity of gin rise dramatically in the last decade, whether it’s the rocketing sales or the prominence of gin bars lining the high street. However, a similar pattern is starting to emerge with rum too, begging the question: is rum the new gin? Premiumisation Many spirits have gone through the premiumisation trend, gin included. There’s a huge demand in the UK for premium spirits. According to the Campari Group UK report on the UK rum market, more than two-thirds of UK customers declared they would spend... Read More

pink gin sweet & fruity 07/06/2022

Gin – What Next?

Between 2013 and 2018, the gin industry delighted in a renaissance with some sectors of the markets enjoying growth spurts of nearly 60% after overall buying of this refreshing tonic had been suffering in previous years. In early 2020, however, this massive boom of gin consumerism seemed to have passed its peak and people were wondering if the once sparkling bubble had burst. Now we’re post pandemic it’s clear those sceptics had nothing to fear as gin continues to keep up with the trend. Tickled Pink The surge of gin... Read More

colonsay gin and fever tree tonic 27/05/2022

Why is it called Fever Tree?

Drinks like cocktails have grown in popularity phenomenally in the past decade. Part of this boost in ratings is owing to the soft drink mixer Fever Tree brand. Fever Tree provides iconic and taste filled mixers. It has enjoyed a steady following and a loyal consumer base since its humble beginnings way back in the early 2000s. This article is an in depth look at the Fever Tree company, its origins, and how it has grown over the years since its initial creation. Fever Tree Brand Name Origins So, what... Read More

orange slices in a bowl 25/04/2022

How To Taste Gin Like A Pro

Gin is one of the most consumed and iconic spirits in the world, but not everyone knows how to really enjoy it. They pick the first bottle of gin they see or the ones their parents love the most and stick with it. But when you know how to taste gin properly, you start discovering how complex it can be. And, more importantly, you can judge the difference between a good gin and a bad one. Let’s take a look at how you can taste gin like a pro. Start... Read More

Gin Distillery 21/04/2022

How to Plan the Perfect Gin Distillery Tour

If you are a gin lover, you may know that gin is crafted by combining juniper berries (and possibly a few other botanicals) with neutral grain-based alcohol to create the distinctive spirit you adore. The botanicals are blended into the raw spirit along with whatever different spices, fruits, and floral aspects are desired to make for a more interesting and aromatic favour. Research For the perfect gin distillery tour a bit of research and planning can see you setting up for the ideal weekend away for you and your gin-loving... Read More

31/03/2022

Gin Trends 2022

If you were asked to name the first five liquors that come to your mind, undoubtedly gin will be one of them. In fact, there was a time when a gin martini was the trendiest cocktail among business professionals and that trend lasted for decades. Whether it was a dry or sweet gin martini, up or on the rocks, there wasn’t a cocktail hour anywhere that didn’t sell more martinis than any other cocktail trending at that time. For those of you who are among those who still enjoy a... Read More

citrus garnishes for gin cocktail 18/03/2022

Perfect Garnishes for Your Gin Cocktail

There is nothing like an ice-cold gin and tonic after a long day dealing with stress in every direction you turned. Something about the smooth, silky flavour of gin sliding down your tense throat and the fizz of tonic adding that extra layer of relief makes it a perfect refreshment that sets the tone for the evening. Even if you don’t have the traditional gin and tonic garnish lime wedge to give your cocktail a bit of sour fruitiness, don’t despair. You can actually take any botanical you have lying... Read More

Lost Loch Gin School 08/03/2022

How Scotland is Leading the Way in Gin Tourism

When you think of Scotland, what alcohol immediately springs to mind? Whisky, of course! Although Scotland is well recognised for its whisky, we are now being spoiled with a variety of world-class gins from Scottish spirit manufacturers. What is the Basic Difference between Whisky and Gin? Whisky, often known as whiskey in other countries, is a distilled alcoholic beverage that is manufactured from fermented grain. Barley, corn, rye, and wheat are among the grains utilised for diverse variations. Whisky is typically matured in either ancient sherry or charred white oak... Read More

basket full of wild herbs after foraging 01/03/2022

Foraging – Is Foraging Just A Marketing Ploy

What was once considered an eccentric, niche activity is now becoming a fashionable way to engage with nature through a culinary lens. However, with all the new interest in our green spaces and the resources they offer, sustainability is a growing concern among those tasked with protecting the environment. As the number of people foraging grows, it’s important to ask whether our forests, parks, and coastlines can handle the impact. Defining Foraging First, we should understand what exactly it means to forage. It’s often defined as searching for rare resources,... Read More