The clever-cloggs at Redcastle Brewery have but down their brewing kit for a while and have fired up their distilling equipment to produce @redcastlegin. They use a secret blend of 13 botanicals including kaffir lime leaf and pink peppercorn, small batch distilled in Angus, to give a lightly spiced gin with a zesty edge. Each bottle is individually filled, sealed, wax dipped, labelled and numbered, by hand, at Redcastle Brewery in Carmyllie.
To celebrate my 10th anniversary at work, I decided i needed to celebrate it with a miniature of @cotswolds_distillery gin.
I've previously tried this gin neat (along with their cream liquor, which was devine). Really looking forward to trying this gin properly! Blog to follow #ginstagram#ginandtonic#cotswoldgin#anniversarygin
ह से हपुषा | First Himalayan Dry Gin, handcrafted in India.
The name is sanskrit for Juniper.
Been fantasizing about this ever since I left Goa. It's finally here and @whiskeymakesmefrisky_ Thankyou for making my birthday awesome even a month after it.
And turns out it's @anandinaglass
's birthday today. So Happy Birthday and thankyou and cheers 😁 Cannot wait to lay my hands on it in stores in Bombay. #handcraftedinindia#thebestginevermade#himalayandrygin#ginstagram#ginspiration
Bulldog gin, a creation of the Indian - American Wall Street banker, Anshuman Vohra. Using gin and Wallstreet banker in one sentence ? Yes, Mr Vohra can do this😄
Bulldog Gin, manufactured in a distillery near Manchester in traditional copper pot stills, Bulldog solved the former to get down the juniper. the predominant ingredient into gin which is responsible for his bitter flavour and red the ABV to 40% to create a smooth finish. The magical part of this process is the fourth distillation. The moment they add the unique mix of botanicals. .
And yes, the botanicals of this Bulldog gin are special and unique. Talking about an infusion of 12 exotic botanicals like Turkish white poppy, Chinese liquorice, Almonds, Moroccan coriander, lavender, Asian lotus leaves and longan fruits (or dragon eye, from the lychee family). the choice of ingredients was personal, influenced by all of his travels all over the world. Anshuman Vohra worked togheter with a master distiller to create the best flavors. . .
A well - balanced gin with citrus notes, herbs and floral touches with a subtle flavour of juniper.
* 3 cl @bulldog_gin
* 3 cl apple cider
* 1,5 lemon juice
* 2 cl simple syrup
* 3 dashes @scrappysbitters lavender bitters😋😋
Garnish with my home made, dehydrated apple wheel and lavender. . . .
Cheers 🍹 .
Another great brand I have worked with this year is Fatty’s Organic Gin. You’ll be able to try this great serve on our bar at the London Cocktail Village next week!.
Meticulously crafted to be a fabulous addition to the organic lifestyle and a real treat for the artisan gin drinker, Fatty’s Organic Gin is an international award winning, micro batch, London Dry Gin.
Our Schweppes 1783 light tonic uses agave for its sweetness with notes of grapefruit and orange that really compliment this lovely refreshing gin.
25/50ml Fatty’s Organic Gin.
1783 Schweppes light tonic.
Garnished with cucumber & Dill.
Philippa is working her socks off and I’m really pleased to have her and the brand as part of our mixed drinks list for LCW.
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Photography 📸 @angusmc_photo
#BerkeleySquare#Gin is our #ginoftheweek !
A real treat sipped slowly over ice, with a splash of tonic, a basil leaf and a slice of lime. A winter’s evening gin, a slow drinker and a truly sophisticated aperitif.
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CASK AND APPLE
- 50ml @pickeringsgin Barrel Aged Gin
- 60ml Freshly Pressed Apple Juice
- 15ml Homemade Rhubarb Liqueur
- 10ml Cinnamon Syrup
- 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
Shake all with plenty of ice and double strain over fresh ice. Garnish with slice of Apple and sprig of rosemary. Recipe and picture by @servedbysoberon.
I woke up at 5:40am this morning and immediately took my notes on the #Tributetothegram series.💕 I still had one last decision to make and it took me another hour before I did. 😅 BUT IT'S DONE! 🎉 Seven cocktails were chosen, using a selection of criteria: 1️⃣ I wanted 7 different base spirits 2️⃣ They had to contain a unique ingredient or combination of ingredients 3️⃣ Were entirely replicable with the spirits I have 4️⃣ Wouldn't put me in the kitchen for hours or waiting for an infusion that would take days/weeks.🔥 To every single person that sent me a (or multiple) recipe(s), thank you SO MUCH. ❤️ You have no idea how much I enjoyed reading through all of them, becoming more inspired with each entry 🍹.
In a couple of hours you'll hear more about the exact selection I made through my stories 😍 And later on, with each published drink, I'll share the reason(s) why I went with that exact one. 😊 For now I'm sharing this delicious fall-inspired cocktail made with Pickering's Highland Barrel Aged Gin. 🍂 Using freshly Pressed Apple Juice, homemade Rhubarb Liqueur and cinnamon syrup. 🥃 I wrote an article about their series of experiments with regional Casks almost a year ago 🏴 but when I saw @onthesauceagain share some Pickering's recently, I really felt like giving mine another shake as well! 💕 Drinkstagram, have a beautiful day!
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It’s back to it at Conker HQ today! Here’s Head Conkerer Rupert hand signing our signature Dorset Dry, having just completed a rigorous quality check (it’s a tough job!). And that’s the lovely Liz in the background, making sure none have been missed before packaging up and getting them ready for dispatch! Team work makes the dream work and all that 👊🏻 #thatsthespirit#conkerspirit
Let’s talk botanicals 🌿
Our Apothecary Gin is a Juniper driven Gin. Did you know all that for a spirit to be called a Gin, Juniper has to be a predominant flavour? -
Way back when, The Romans used juniper berries as a cheap substitute for black pepper, which was expensive at the time. It was also used similarly in sauces and game dishes in England and Scotland to add a bitter, spicy flavour.
Juniper exhibits a piney antiseptic note which comes from the hydrocarbon Alpha-pinene which forms 40-45% of the aroma molecules. Other aroma molecules include Lemonene (citrus notes) Farnesene (floral notes) and Borneol (woody notes).
As George Dodd of the Whisky Aroma Academy says “The aromas of junipers is an exciting and never ending story and the success of some gins may be due to trace juniper ingredients rather than the other listed botanicals.”
We love Juniper! 💜
Following on from my delicious Southside a few days ago, here’s the full range of Tiny Bear gins from @tbdistillery
Such wonderful label artwork, each gin is completely different and I love that they offer a Den Membership - such a great way to support a small distillery.