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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 | 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…

Gin Cocktails | Bronx

All this week we are counting down to World Gin Day on Saturday 14 June with Six Classic Gin Cocktails. You’ve almost certainly heard of a Manhattan, it’s one of the most popular and famous cocktails in the world. But did you know there is a cocktail for each of the five boroughs of New York? […] Read more…

Tasting Gin | Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength

If money was no object and you just wanted to make the most wonderful gin possible, what would you do? This was the starting point for Martin Miller’s Gin. And it’s not a bad starting point, if money is no object. Martin Miller the man came to prominence publishing an etiquette guide called Success with […] Read more…

Tasting Gin | Willliam Chase Gin

William Chase Gin is a gin I desperately wanted to love. William Chase is the only gin in England made from a neutral spirit made by the distillery; all other distilleries buy in their neutral spirit. Most gins are made with a grain based neutral spirit, William Chase make their spirits from cider apples. So […] Read more…

Tasting Gin | Stone Pine dry gin

A dear friend of mine has been touring the country in various plays for quite some years now, and in doing so discovered the Stone Pine Distillery in Bathurst. He’d been telling me about this wonderful gin for a year or so before he was back in the region and had the chance to pick […] Read more…

Tasting Gin | Beefeater 24

After tasting the Crown Jewel we wanted to try the replacement, Beefeater 24. Of course our gracious host had a bottle on hand. THE PROCESS Beefeater 24 is infused for, wait for it, 24 hours, then distilled for seven hours. The website describes that the cut for Beefeater 24 is taken in the middle of […] Read more…

Tasting Gin | Beefeater Crown Jewel

We were lucky to be invited to a housewarming party over the weekend. The host is a passionate spirits enthusiast. He has custom built shelves with down lights to house his collection. He even brews his own bitters. My first gin sample of the evening was St George’s Terrier gin. I’m not going to write […] Read more…

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