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How to make a modern cocktail at home

Ever wondered how to make the perfect cocktail at home? The Modern Cocktail is a new recipe book written by one of London’s most reputed cocktail connoisseurs, Matt Whiley. (Matt was named as one of The Evening Standard’s top 1000 most influential Londoners, and his bar, Peg + Patriot, was voted as most creative bar […]

International Gin & Tonic Day — so good, they do it twice

We heard on the grapevine that (another) International Gin & Tonic Day is fast approaching… so we thought we’d better share the news with our fellow gin lovers! This Thursday, on 19th October, gin aficionados everywhere will be clinking their glasses to toast their favourite tipple. Actually, it’ll be the second time this year they’ll […]

A Darn good deal — Fife favourite is hitting the shelves in M&S

One of The Gin Kin’s favourite makers, Darnley’s Gin, have extra reason to celebrate this weekend — as they’ve just agreed a brilliant deal with Marks & Spencer. We’ve already reviewed (and loved!) their Original Gin, but this time it’s their Spiced version that is making headlines. The Fife-based distillery’s Spiced Gin is going on sale […]

Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend so popular the alcohol ran out

The inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend took place at the weekend and the event was such a huge success that they ran out of alcohol! Well, that’s not strictly true… a few of the bars proved so popular that they ran out of stock for their signature cocktails. But, as all good bartenders should be able […]

Want to know more about Caorunn’s award-winning distillery tour?

Premium Scottish gin, Caorunn (pronounced “ka-roon”) scooped the gold award for ‘Scottish Gin Destination Of The Year’ at the very first Scottish Gin Awards in September, so we thought we’d tell you a bit more about what to expect from their award-winning distillery tour. It makes sense that Caorunn picked up the award, which celebrates innovation and excellence in distilling across Scotland. Over […]

BAR-GIN HUNTERS: Grab a Bulldog for a barking price

Welcome to BAR-GIN HUNTERS — our new feature sniffing out the best gin deals in the shops and online. We do all the hard work finding the best deals, while you get to bag great gins at crazy prices. Today: Bulldog 70cl. With an RRP of £23.50, you’d typically pay around £22 for this 40% […]

Eden Mill distillery launches 12 gins of Christmas

Gin lovers are being treated to a very merry Christmas thanks to the launch of a gift set of advent-urous miniatures from Eden Mill distillery. The 12 Gins of Christmas gift set – priced at £69 – sees established Eden Mill favourites Original Gin, Love Gin, Hop Gin and Golf Gin joined by some festive flavours […]

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Meet the Maker: Gin and tonic cookies with the Cookie Dude

We caught up with up-and-coming baker The Cookie Dude to hear all about his latest venture: Gin and Tonic Cookies! Scroll to the bottom to get your hands on the recipe! 1. Have you always been a baker? Not always. My first memory of baking is making Christmas cake with my mum. It didn’t become a […]

The Scottish gin with a million pound turnover

Dunnet Bay Distillery is run by husband-and-wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, who are passionate about creating spirits that showcase the provenance and heritage of the Highlands by featuring local, hand-foraged botanicals. Their Rock Rose gin – which picked up the Gold Award for Best Gin at the first ever The Grocer Drink Awards last […]

Let Phil the Still help you sense the difference at Persie Distillery

Summer is the time to slow down and relax over a G&T so there is no better time to sample the wares of new kids on the Scottish craft gin scene Persie Distillery. Based at the foot of Glenshee, three aromatic Persie Gin Styles are distilled, bottled and labelled by hand in small batches. Developed […]

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