Last Week at The Gin Kin

Gin and Tonic

Our round-up of all the week’s best stories, recipes and reviews in the wonderful world of gin.


We gave the lowdown on our 7 favourite Scottish gins for the summer

Check out our list here. Did we miss any of your favourites?


The Boozy Cow showed us another incredible cocktail recipe… The Edinburgh Gin Fizz!

This glorious cocktail boasts gin, prosecco, lemon and elderflower as its primary flavours. This is too good to miss!


Nick King, certified spirits educator from WSET, taught us how to taste gin like a pro

Now we have no excuse not to do more gin reviews… What a hardship! Read Nick’s tips here.


We created some Game of Thrones themed ice and fire cocktails, in honour of the meeting (finally!) of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen

Cocktails of Ice and Fire

Click here for the full recipe, complete with GOT puns galore! (The night is dark and full of.. gin?)


Alan from the Gin Kin reviewed Ledger’s Tonic

This tonic is apparently the “lowest calorie flavoured tonic in the world”, so we put it to the test! Hear what Alan thought here. Do you agree?


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REVIEW: Hepple Gin

Location, location, location Situated in Northumberland National Park, the Moorland Spirit Co takes full advantage of ingredients on its own doorstep, from crystal clear spring water to ancient juniper and Douglas Fir. The team is part of the Juniper Project, to rejuvenate production in the UK. Rain, rain, rain. Happy happy juniper at Hepple. […]

REVIEW: Gunshot Gin, from The Gin Bothy

Location, location, location The Gin Bothy still is tucked away in the Angus Glens within Peel farm, at Lintrathen, near Kirriemuir, an ideal base for sourcing the ingredients which flavour its inspired infusions. A recent move to new premises at nearby Garlowbank Smiddy, a former blacksmiths and forgemasters, will allow production to triple   The […]

REVIEW: Opihr Gin

I first tried Opihr Gin (pronounced “o-peer”) in a craft beer and gin bar in Edinburgh called the Hanging Bat, as one of five gins included in their famous pick-your-own gin flights. Of the 5 I sampled that day, Opihr stood leaps and bounds above the rest, and has since become a firm favourite, not […]


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