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Tasting Gin | Stone Pine Orange Blossom Gin

New here? Join our email list and receive The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Martinis. for free.Longtime readers will know my soft spot for Stone Pine Gin. It was the first boutique Australian gin I discovered so it would be in my affection anyway, but I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting the distiller Ian Glen […] Read more…

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Tasting Gin | The Antipodean Gin Company

I’ve always loved the word antipodean, antipodes, it’s such an exotic word for us down in the every unexotic Southern Hemisphere. It’s the word for Australia adopted by The Antipodes Gin Company; Australia’s first certified organic and carbon neutral gin. PROCESS The scant details on their website states simply that the gin is triple distilled […] Read more…

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A Ginstress update

Well hello there fellow gin lovers! I haven’t done a post like this before, but things have been awful quiet around the old ginstress dot com of late so I wanted to give you all a little update on what’s happening with me and the blog. The last few months have been hec-tic. I went […] Read more…

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Gin Cocktails | Project Botanicals by Bombay Sapphire

As spirits become more and more popular I’m seeing more interest in pairing spirits with food. Cocktails are fighting their way free of cocktail hour and working their way into dinner. Though it’s not entirely new, apparently Julia Child used to say that nothing paired better with fish than a reverse martini (more vermouth than […] Read more…

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Tasting Gin | Greenall’s Gin

G & J Greenall’s Gin has been around since the middle of the Gin Craze. Today they are the oldest continuous gin distillers in the world. Over the last 250 years they have had only seven Master Distillers, which proves an enviable rate of staff retention. The current Master distiller is Joanne Moore. To my knowledge […] Read more…

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Tasting Gin | Hendrick’s Kanaracuni Gin

Hendrick’s Gin has established a reputation for being curious and intriguing, their Kanaracuni edition certainly lives up to the reputation. It all started with a mysterious delivery. Inside the box was a small hessian bag, and inside the bag was a small gourd and inside the gourd was a scroll with a story of the […] Read more…

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Tasting Gin | Fever-Tree Tonic Water

I did a quick comparison of Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water and their Mediterranean Tonic Water, with Sipsmith Gin, on Instagram. Here’s a recap: Disclaimer South Trade International sent me a range of Fever-Tree Premium Natural Mixers for editorial consideration. While I appreciate the generosity of this gift, my appreciation has not influenced this article. Read more…

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Gin Cocktails | Shake, shake, shake!

The key tool in any cocktail bar, home or professional, is a shaker. They come in many shapes and sizes and materials, but if you are just starting out a simple cobbler is the place to start. A cobbler comes in three parts: the body, the strainer and the lid. You fill the body with […] Read more…

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Tasting Gin | The West Winds Sabre

The West Winds Sabre was one of the first Australian gins I tried, and it was love at first bite. It’s not surprising it was my first Australian gin, it was one of the very earliest of the high quality gins to be made in Australian. But it used to be hard to find and I […] Read more…

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