Quaker Gin – Quintessentially Craft

I recently discovered, shock horror, that I was running particularly low on gins to write about do I did a shout out on Twitter. One of the first ones to get in touch were Little Quaker Distillery. I must confess, they had not be on my radar previously. And, with the humble bottle design for…

Brentingby – Surprise! It’s the Black Edition!

Surprise! Brentingby gin released a new gin: the black edition. It’s probably one of the finest perks of doing what I do, the opportunity to try gin that is special, rare, or in this case top secret and unreleased. It really is quite the thrill when a distiller sends you something with the specific request…

Hubbards Casino Blend – Stylish Simplicity, Cocktail AND Gin

I was very pleased to receive a bottle of the new Hubbards Casino Blend gin through the post last week. First impressions? It looks stylish. It sounds stylish too, Casino Blend. The mind immediately conjures panning shots of a busy casino floor. The whirring clicks of the roulette table, the rattle of coins in the…

ADI San Francisco Travel Trip Diary – Day 5: I Am A Sponge

Over breakfast I was told that I’d be moving tables. The comfortability I’d found on the first day dissipated quickly into nerves. I felt like I’d have to prove myself again. I sound over dramatic, which I am lets be honest, and it was very good to move around and listen to what other people…