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15/07/2022

Colonsay Bramblito Gin Cocktail

A Bramble Mojito…. A Bramblito? 😂 The Blackberry Mojito has been around for ages; but here we’ve used gin & lemon juice rather than rum & lime. In that sense it really is a mash-up of a Bramble & a Mojito. The only way in which we’ve deviated from the Bramble base, is by using an Old Tom style gin rather than a London Dry. We figured the slighter sweeter Old Tom would work really well here, and it does! The gin is our Colonsay Gin – Cait Sith and... 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

colonsay bramble gin cocktail 20/02/2022

Colonsay Bramble Gin Cocktail

A super simple interpretation of the classic “Bramble” cocktail, which was invented in London in the 1980s by the late, great Dick Bradsell. This version uses our absolutely delicious Bramble liqueur. The Bramble liqueur is EASILY good enough to drink on its own over ice, or with Prosecco or tonic… it’s delicious! But we couldn’t resist the opportunity to combine it with Colonsay Gin – Cait Sith our new, Old Tom style gin. With notes of orange, pink grapefruit and vanilla, it’s an absolutely fantastic addition to the Colonsay range.... 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

tonn mor bramble gin cocktail 18/11/2021

Colonsay Tonn Mor Bramble Gin Cocktail

Colonsay Tonn Mor Bramble is one of our favourite cocktails of all time, The Bramble was created in the 1980s by the late, great Dick Bradsell. This version features our Navy Strength Gin called Tonn Mor and the blackberry element is our delicious Bramble liqueur. The liqueur is made from our award winning Colonsay Gin, infused with fresh pressed blackberries – there are no artificial colours or flavours and it’s absolutely delicious! Method and ingredients below: 50ml Colonsay Gin – Tonn Mor 30ml Lemon Juice 10ml Monin Sugar Syrup 15ml... Read More

16/04/2020

Colonsay Port Mhor Gin Cocktail

Ingredients 60ml Colonsay Gin 30ml Lillet Blanc 30ml Blue Curacao 30ml Lemon Juice 3 dashes Orange Bitters 1 egg white Welcome to No.3 in a series of ‘how to make cocktail’ blogs. Another fabulous Colonsay Gin cocktail creation from Anthony from @cocktails_for_breakfast. By now you’ll be following him on Instagram I’m sure – his garnishes are legendary! Port Mhor is a smooth citrusy cocktail that captures the beauty of the island location and we love it because it’s pretty close to being #colonsayblue! Shake ingredients without ice, very vigorously (mini... Read More

09/04/2020

Colonsay Scalasaig Sunset Gin Cocktail

Ingredients 45ml Colonsay Gin 10ml Fernet-Branca 20ml Lillet Rose 30ml Cranberry Juice 10ml Lemon Juice 10ml Red Pepper Shrub 5ml Grenadine 2 to 3 dashes Tabasco Sauce Welcome to the second in a series of ‘how to make cocktail’ blogs. We’ve teamed up with the hugely creative Anthony from @cocktails_for_breakfast to mix up some fabulous Colonsay Gin cocktails such as the Colonsay Scalasaig Sunset Gin cocktail. His Instagram page is well worth a look – if you’ve not already checked it out, why not!? He is the garnish guru! For... Read More

02/04/2020

Colonsay Pride of Colbhasa Gin Cocktail

Ingredients 45ml Colonsay Gin 20ml St Germain 20ml Lillet Blanc 15ml Yellow Chartreuse 20ml Lemon Juice 20ml Orange Juice 15ml Yellow Pepper Shrub Pinch of Salt Welcome to the first in a series of ‘how to make cocktail’ blogs. We’ve teamed up with the hugely creative Anthony from @cocktails_for_breakfast to mix up some fabulous Colonsay Gin cocktails. His Instagram page is well worth a look – we think he’s one of the best at making the most of a garnish! You’ll see what we mean! So….Colonsay Gin Cocktail no.1 –... Read More