Gin Guide 2020 Winners

It was a great pleasure for me to get involved with the Gin Guide Awards for the first time this year. Some of the gins I tried were excellent and overall the entries were of a very high calibre. As always with judging the samples were judged blindly. Paul Jackson of The Gin Guide has…

SF Days 4-6 – ADI – Judging of Craft Spirits 2020

Last year I was relatively disciplined with writing posts each day. It was easy to find a little time on waking up or going to sleep and it’s really good for my head to help evaluate the experience. This year it’s been very different. This year I’m returning to friends. The ADI family are such…

World Gin Awards 2020

Yesterday was a great day on the gin calendar, the World Gin Awards final 2020. Just prior to Christmas I completed judging of the semi finals, some 70 odd bottles that were sent to me at home to judge, score and write notes on. With 900+ entries this year, the judges were all sent different…

Competition – Win a bottle of Pinkster!

Are you a Pinkster fan? Hopefully so. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a lovely gin and very well established, taking it’s place in the market long before the boom in fruity ‘pink’ gins. Made with real raspberries, it’s lovely when served with light tonic and raspberry with mint garnish. As well as pioneers…

ADI Judging of Craft Spirits 2020 – Registration Open!

For those of you who remember, I was lucky enough to go to San Francisco earlier in the year to judge for the ADI, in their Judging of Craft Spirits. Luckily for me, they like what I do so I’ve been invited back for next year. I’ve recently had word that registration to enter your…