The recent resurgence in the popularity of gin has brought this noble and wonderful drink back to the fore. A wealth of small and dedicated craft gin makers are the inspiration behind the many gin festivals that take place throughout the country, but is there one near you?
When we started to look we found there are many gin festivals in different parts of the UK, each offering a fantastic selection in some great venues, so here’s our list of some to look out for, complete with dates and locations.
Gin is not just a drink, it’s a culture. In an era where binge culture, and having everything now-now-now, negates from the notion of sitting back, in good company, in the perfect setting and enjoying a fine drink. Now we are not going on a hipster millennial rant before you decide to navigate away, don’t worry, we are not becoming that annoying “craft beer *wearing lumberjack shirt*) guy. No, we are simply tipping our hat to all your gin lovers out there, those who enjoy an elaborate gin concoction, all the way to the purists who accept nothing else but a simple pour over ice and maybe with tonic. This article is to celebrate you and the wonderful gin culture which brings people together, whatever the season, a reason to be happy, a reason to raise a glass and cheers to good health. From here in London all the way to our friends in Tokyo and beyond, every country has a signature pour and everyone who loves gin has an idea about how it should be served.
I recently visited Langley Distillery to find out more about their own brand of gin, Palmer’s Gin. Master Distiller Rob Dorsett showed me around and informed me he has made around 500 different gins! Wow, now that is some experience!
For almost 250 years, traditional gin enthusiasts have loved Greenall’s Gin, and now there is a Wild Berry edition! The inspiration for Greenall’s Wild Berry comes from blackberries growing in English hedgerows. Combined with raspberries, this pink gin that is perfect for summer!
The Royal Wedding this weekend is the perfect time to get together with friends to celebrate the happy couple with these delicious cocktails! Spring is finally here, (well.. at least on paper!) and our thirst for a refreshing, bright G&T to enjoy in the sun has inspired us to look for some great recipes to share with you. We shall forget about the warming flavours of cinnamon and star anise and say a big HELLO! to elderflower, rose, cucumber and all the tangy and dazzling garnishes out there.
A sense of beauty and playful imagination or – as the Japanese would call it – “Bikan Yuso”, is the secret ingredient that makes Merchant’s Heart sprit enhancers outstanding. They are the product of scientific research and master mixology – every flavour in the collection is designed to perfectly complement a particular spirit, and elevate drinking and drink-making to a whole new level of enjoyment.