Masons Yorkshire Gin are extremely proud of their northern heritage. “Yorkshire is a huge part of us. It feeds our determination to create exceptional gin. It’s our warmth and our passion. It’s our home”. We think their bottles look amazing, and their English Lavender Gin is particularly perfect for this time of year!
One Gin‘s key botanical is fresh English sage. Also, every bottle of One Gin – just like One Water – helps to fund clean water projects around the world!
6 O’clock have a range of strikingly smooth artisan gins, handcrafted in small batches, using traditional skills and only the best natural ingredients. Their Damson Gin is perfect for Christmas too!
J.J Whitley London Dry Gin is the product of eight generations of distilling history and we love their whole range! We love their Bramble Gin and think it’s perfect for Autumn…
The City of London Distillery brought gin distilling back to the City in 2012 after an absence of nearly 200 years. These multi-award winning gins don’t just look beautiful, they taste beautiful too! We have their Old Tom Gin in October’s box, which is a sweeter, older style of gin… we love it!
Berkshire Botanical Gins are based around the stunning 9,000 acre Yattendon Estate in West Berkshire. We love their flavours, as they will take you straight to the English countryside…
Blackberry gin is another top creation to emerge from the booming flavoured gin scene, its fragrant sweetness and spectacular shades making it a must to try over the summer.
But while the name may seem simple enough, what exactly is blackberry gin? What does it taste like? And where can you buy it? Here, ILoveGin explore answers to all these questions and more.
There are a number of great flavoured gin recipes available online, including ones for rhubarb gin – a fantastically refreshing and fruity drink to try for summer.
But what exactly is rhubarb gin, and can you make it yourself? Here, ILoveGin explore one great yet simple and easy to follow rhubarb gin recipe, as well as answers to frequently asked questions around rhubarb gin.
Yes, in theory gin can be seen as vodka flavoured with particular ingredients. Gin is essentially a neutral spirit that’s been flavoured with juniper berries – Vodka being a neutral spirit.
One of the defining characteristics of gin, which all traditional gins must have to be classed as such by law, is a predominant flavour of juniper. In addition to this, both gin and vodka must have an ABV (alcohol by volume) content of 37.5% or more, as is the case with all spirits.
Therefore, if you flavour some vodka with juniper and other botanicals, you’ll have made gin. This is something that many gin-lovers will try out for themselves, with a whole host of fantastic online homemade gin recipes to try out.
You might have heard of sloe gin before, but what exactly is it and how is it different from regular gin?
Sloes are a type of fruit, part of the same family as cherries and plums and Sloe Gin is made by infusing gin with ripe sloes and usually adding sugar to the mix. This is then left to mature over several months and then strained off, leaving you with a tasty, sweet and fruity liqueur. The alcohol content varies between 15-30% ABV but EU regulations state that to be called Sloe Gin, it must have a minimum of 25% ABV.
There are a number of fantastic sloe gins available, including 6 O’clock Sloe Gin, Sipsmith Sloe Gin, Elephant Sloe Gin and Hayman’s Sloe Gin however, it’s really easy to make your own at home, especially if you have access to fresh sloes.
Here, ILoveGin explores some fantastic recipes for how to make your own sloe gin from home, as well as what differentiates this kind from other gins, sloe gin cocktails and more.