A favour for flavour, dedicated to the delivery of history, telling tall tales of juniper journeys.

Spirits Writer and Judge with five years experience in the industry. Specialising in gin, but casting the net wider nowadays as all spirits are beautiful.

Telling the tales of distillery, story, producer and product. Judging quality, category and components of a great libation.

Hands on at events, conferences, masterclasses, tastings.

Also behind the scenes with admin, orchestration, organisation. If it’s spirits, I’m in.

Latest Articles

Gin Tonica – David T Smith

Gins | News

Ledgers Tonics and The Gin Lab

History | Tonics

Love you to the moon and back – Moonshot gin.


Sipsmith and Portobello Road – Two staple gin related London landmarks.

Distilleries | Gins

Hernö Gin


HMS Victory Navy Strength Cask Aged Gin Opening Ceremony – Drink a little history

Events | Gins | History

Gin Tasting Evening at the Wine Vaults

Events | Gins

Tiger Gin – Purrfection


Festivities in our fair city – The Gin Festival comes to Portsmouth

Events | Gins

IOW Distillery – Mermaids and the mighty – HMS Victory Navy Strength Gin

Gins | History | Production