All change – Whats new for 2020

Happy New Year all! Some of you may have noticed things go a little quiet towards the end of last year. Truth be told, I was a little stretched and had to hold fire from writing on here for a bit. As much as I love writing this blog, I have to juggle it in…

As you may know, I’m a big supporter of IOW Distillery. Our history goes back a long way, when I had only been writing the blog for a ahort time and I took a trip to meet Xav and see what they were about. If you want to read that post from way back when,…

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…

News: Verdant Gin wins tender to supply gin to the House of Commons

I received a rather interesting email today from Ginger PR on behalf of Verdant Spirits and Avian:   ¬†Order! Order! Verdant Gin Wins Tender to Supply Gin to the House of Commons. The House of Commons has awarded Dundee distillery, Verdant Spirits, the contract to be their sole supplier of a House of Commons Gin…

Happy Giniversary to me! – Four years since my first post!

Four years ago today, I posted my first post on this blog, and what a wonderful four years it has been! Although it feels peculiar, and maybe a little self indulgent, to write about me rather than someone else, it feels right to take a moment of reflection and to size up my progress. Reading…

News – Hussingtree Gin – Asparagus Edition

Pleased to receive an email from Hussingtree Gin today with some news on a new release. Always happy to share new releases so do feel free to email me with news! Not sure how I feel about Asparagus gin, although I’m very curious as to how it could be used in cocktails: We’re really excited…

Gin of the Year 2018 – The results are in!!

A few months ago I attended the wonderful Bombay Sapphire Distillery to judge for the Gin of the Year Award 18. The results are in! I’ve just received the press release and I’m delighted to share it with your good selves. “The Craft Distilling Expo are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Gin…