Tasting Gin

Tasting Gin | Stone Pine Orange Blossom Gin

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 who is entirely delightful which confirms my affection in perpetuity. This past summer they released […] Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

What’s your favourite gin?

When you tell someone you write about gin they ask you one questions more than any other. ‘So, what’s your favourite gin?’ To which I usually reply ‘Which is your favourite child?’. It’s a glib and slightly cruel response, I should probably stop. It is a really hard question to answer. It depends on so […] Read more…

Tasting Gin | Bummer and Lazarus Gin

Liquor importation is a tricky and expensive thing. There are a great many wonderful gins that can’t be bought here. There are many, many reasons that I am enormously lucky to have my Gentleman Gin Drinker, one of them are his regular international work trips, and his great generosity in devoting his liquor allowance to […] Read more…

Making Gin | Bass & Flinders Gin Masterclass

Over 120 people have made their own gin the Melbourne in the past six months. Don’t worry, there hasn’t been an outbreak of rampant bootlegging and no one will be dying of methanol poisoning; this is how many people who have taken one of Bass and Flinders Distillery Gin Masterclasses so far. We trotted along on […] Read more…

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