Gin Tour- Going Global, The World’s Best Gin Bars

Gin dare we say Gin brings the world today. Okay perhaps Gin did win any world wars, nor has it been used in any acts of diplomacy- to the best of our knowledge but neither the less, gin is universally loved. We have become a little enthralled with how Gin drinking differs around the world. Let us set the scene, it was a Saturday afternoon, and we were enjoying a drink with friends, some friends from the states, some from Europe and beyond and it got us to thinking, is Gin culture as varied as the drink itself? So we embarked on a journey of discovery, doing what we do best at ILoveGin.com- We talked gin with the best gin bars around the world!

Through Gin We Experience Culture & Creative Freedom

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A Gin Tour Of The UK- The UK’s Finest & Secret Gin-erys

A Gin Tour Of The UK- The UK’s Finest & Secret Gin-erys

We are a nation of classy and innovative Gin drinkers and the UK is dotted with some global quality bars that specialise in that thing we hold so dear. . . Gin! After a tipple or 2, we thought to ourselves, I wonder how many secret Gin-erys there are around the UK, I mean some bars wish to remain secret but just like a terrible tabloid journalist in an ol’ timey news office, “We are busting this story wide open” and bringing some of the UK’s best kept secrets to you fine people. No doubt you have a favourite spot to visit in your local area but we thought, why not make our way around the UK.

 

A Place Of Gin Worship- A Secret Speakeasy

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We’ve Tried Elderflower, Nettle and London Dry J.J. Whitley’s Gins and…

250 years of distilling experience should be enough to launch a new exceptional range, right?

We have tried and tested them for you – these Gins won’t disappoint! The Gins we’re bringing to you this month are the product of the eighth generation Master Distiller Johnny Neill – the creator of the delicious Whitley Neill Gin!

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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 all chip in to help with all parts of the family business, which includes essential oils, toiletries, applejuice and cider, eggs, and more! They even rope their 2 children, Joss 7 and Thea 3, in to picking the gorse flowers! Our favourite product from Westward Farm though, is of course their Gin!

You can now buy these great gins in our shop! Available for the next 48 hours only!

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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 sunshine. It was exactly that on my recent visit to Brindle and I’m slightly envious of the landscape in which these guys get to call work.

As I arrive Mark Long, Head of Sales and Marketing, shows me fields of growing barley. He explains that if not grown on-site, all Cuckoo botanicals are sourced locally with the plan to become a single estate by September 2017.

Brindle’s commitment to sustainability runs deeper than simply produce alone; a renewable energy biomass boiler heats the copper still and the by-products of the distilling process are fed to the farm’s cattle and free-range chickens. Brindle even use straw to package Cuckoo keeping bottles safe in transit. Any natural waste material is composted and spread on fields, to enrich the soil for growing the following year’s grain.

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“You’re Hired!” – ‘Gintern’ found after 5,000 gin lovers apply for their dream job!

Last year ILoveGin set out to find a Gintern who would visit distilleries around the country, taste-test new gins and mixers, and report back to the team in London. The job advert went viral and was featured on hundreds of websites, newspapers, and on TV, and shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media with over 5,000 people submitting an application! And now we have found our winner!

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