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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

01/02/2022

Why the Rise of Scottish Gin?

Gin is a hugely popular spirit, with supermarket and off-licence shelves stacked full of countless brands of gin from well-known and independent producers. 70 percent of gin in the UK market is produced in Scotland. Gordon’s Gin, made in Fife, is the world’s most popular brand, but there are at least 200 more gin brands produced in Scotland, and many more continue to appear on the shelves , thanks to the spirit’s ever-growing popularity. Gin Sales are Booming UK retailers sold around 48 million bottles of gin in the year... Read More

man holding juniper berries 26/01/2022

What is Gin: An Expert Guide

Gin has soared in popularity in recent years. Between 2013 and 2019, gin sales almost tripled, and in 2020, gin sales hit £716 million in the UK. The sector is now worth a staggering £3.2 billion, which includes sales in the UK and overseas. Both small, independent, and large producers are thriving, and this trend looks set to continue. But what is gin? Read our expert guide to find out more. What is Gin Made From? Gin is an alcoholic spirit made from grain, typically barley or wheat. Further botanicals,... Read More