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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

Gin and Tonic Espresso, Cardamom and Pistachio Cake

Move over coffee and walnut cake, it’s all about the espresso and pistachio bake! This month’s Peter Spanton Cardamom Tonic […]

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Beauty and the Beast: Gin Afternoon Tea

Johdi the Gintern has created this epic Gin Afternoon Tea using this month’s Beauty and the Beast box. Think Tiger […]

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Gintern Visits: Turncoat Gin

I recently visited Liverpool to catch up with Terry, the brains behind Turncoat Gin. As they’re moving premises, I was […]

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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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Check out all my older blog posts

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I’ve just visited Tappers Gin


My next visit will be Mews Gin



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”!