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The Gintern


I’m Johdi, the Gintern here at ILoveGin.

I travel to ginfinty and beyond discovering the best gins around. As well as posting about distillery visits I’ll offer plenty of ginspiration, getting creative with the ILoveGin members box, experimenting with garnishes, mixers and recipes.

Here’s a little article about me in Good Housekeeping.

And check out my latest posts and travels below!

Check out my latest posts

Is this the hardest UK distillery to travel to?

    Westward farm is a proper family affair. Aiden and his wife Grace, and his parents Mike and Christine […]

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Merchant's Heart Fritto Misto & Dà Mhìle Gin Mayonnaise

This month’s members selection is seaside in box, and I was super excited to make fritto misto with a Dà […]

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Forest Gin

Forest Gin really is true to its name – from wild, foraged botanicals, right down to being hand bottled in […]

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Burleighs 45 Gin School

Gin School must be the best kind of school there is, right?! Burleighs 45 Gin School is set in the […]

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Pickering's Bake: GINger and Orange Cake

Each month I will get creative with the contents of my ILoveGin members box, sharing recipes for you to try […]

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We've sent our Gintern Cuckoo already!

Rural Lancashire countryside is home to Brindle Distillery and signature gin, Cuckoo. Think peaceful, green, and pretty in the summer […]

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Check out all my older blog posts

What's up next?

I’ve just visited Turncoat Distillery

My next visit will be Manchester Three Rivers

The Story of the Gintern

5,000+ applied for the job!

Back in 2016 ILoveGin started the hunt for a ‘gintern’, with the aim to find someone who is passionate about everything gin to help us discover new distilleries and mixer companies to work with.

The job ad went viral and was seen in hundreds of websites and publications from the Metro, Yahoo, BusinessInsider, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Telegraph, The Sun, Good Housekeeping and many more, even making its way over to TV and online news stations in the USA, Australia, and many parts of Europe! It also was shared tens of thousands of times on social media resulting in over 5,000 people applying!

We narrowed down the 5000 to 500 through a social media gin review round, then down to 32 to produce a video application, before inviting our top 8 to join us in London for a final round of cocktail presentations and reverse interviews. See the top candidates in the video below, and congratulations to Johdi for landing “the best job in the world”!