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Juniper and spices for making gin

Making Gin | What is gin?

So, what is gin? The simple version; gin is a white spirit flavoured with juniper and whatever else you like. Some people, not my people, but some people, say that gin is just flavoured vodka. Let’s get back to that once I’ve explained this whole gin thing. Ethanol, neutral spirit or white spirit can be […] Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Gin Cocktails | Hanky Panky

All this week we are counting down to World Gin Day on Saturday 14 June with Six Classic Gin Cocktails. It’s finally here! It’s World Gin Day and the last of our Six Classic Gin Cocktail count down. I’ve saved a special one for today. As a feminist and gin writer and cocktail enthusiast, Ada […] Read more…

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