Whitley Neill Quince Gin

I’d been intrigued by Whitley Neill Quince gin since I saw first saw it. I’ll be perfectly honest and admit that I had never heard of quince. I always just admired the pretty green bottle on the shelf instead of buying it. Well, last weekend my curiosity got the better of me when I saw…

Zymurgorium Sweet Violet Gin

Any regular readers of this site will know that I’m slightly biased when it comes to local gins, but here we are – another superb gin from the North West. This little beauty is Made in Zymurgorium’s micro distillery in Manchester, and it’s magical. Why is Zymurgorium Sweet Violet Gin magical? Well it takes you…

Tarquins Gin

Tarquins Gin has been on my to-drink list for quite a while now, so when I unwrapped a bottle on Christmas day I was thrilled. I’ve always been intrigued about what was inside the bottle with the distinctive melted wax. I almost didn’t want to break the wax, but I’m so glad I did. Tarquins…

Cuckoo Gin

I was lucky enough to be invited by the team at Cuckoo Gin to visit their distillery in Brindle, Lancashire. This gin is lovingly crafted by the family at Holmes Farm and I was really excited to try the fruits of their labour. Before you even try Cuckoo Gin, you can’t help but be impressed…

The Lakes Gin

I’ve been meaning to write this review of The Lakes gin since July when I got bought it for my birthday, but buying a house and becoming a fully fledged adult has consumed every second of my life for the last few months. But tonight is the night that I sit down, relax, and enjoy…

Raisthorpe Manor Distilled Dry Gin

I was kindly sent some Raisthorpe Manor Distilled Dry Gin to try by the lovey people at Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods. Raisthorpe Manor use water from local Springs in the Yorkshire Wolds to distil their gin, and the result is brilliantly refreshing. I tried a little sip of this gin neat and it was incredibly…

Aldi Oliver Cromwell Gin

At the risk of sounding like a massive snob, I’d never tried a supermarket brand of gin before today. I popped into Aldi this afternoon for some of their G&T icepops, and I remembered reading something about their own brand gin winning some awards, so I quickly made my way to the booze aisle to…

Fishers Gin

After a few months of lusting after Fishers Gin online, I decided to take the plunge and treat myself to a bottle. It’s probably one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only is it a beautifully unique gin, the fishing net inspired bottle looks stunning as it takes pride of place on…

Kalevala Gin

If you are looking for some Scandinavian style to adorn your gin shelf, then you probably want to invest in a bottle of Kalevala Gin. The gin is inspired by the Finnish folklore of Kalevala, and is distilled in the same area. The gin is inspired by the mystical Sampo, which is said to bring…

Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin

I received a bottle of Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin as part of a monthly gin club that I subscribe to and I knew it was going to be good as soon as it arrived. Glendalough describe this gin as being made using “fresh botanicals, never dried, foraged wild from the mountains around the distillery”, and this…

Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin

Imagine my excitement when I first clapped eyes on Sipsmith’s Lemon Drizzle gin – two of the best things in life combined in one beautifully designed bottle. This gin smells as delicious as you would expect; the lemon is really apparent and has just the right amount of sweetness without being sickly. I mixed Sipmsith’s…

Arbikie AK’s Gin

Arbikie AK’s gin is a tribute by the Arbikie siblings to their father, Alexander, and what a sentiment it is. Arbikie Senior is a big fan of honey, so it has been incorporated into their AK gin. As someone who puts honey on anything, this was music to my ears. I couldn’t resist a sniff of…

Bulldog Gin

I’ve seen quite a lot about Bulldog gin on Instagram over the past few months, so when I got a bottle for Christmas I was pretty excited to try it. The bottle looks unlike any other on the market, so even before I’d tried it, I knew it was going to be a great addition…

6 O’clock Gin

If you haven’t seen a bottle of 6 O’clock gin before, prepare to immediately want to buy one as soon as you do. The deep blue glass with a huge silver figure six on the front makes this gin almost call out to you from the shelf to spend £35 of your hard earned money…

Martin Miller’s Gin

Martin Miller’s Gin has been on my list to try for a while now, so I was really excited to finally buy some. It was the bottle that initially drew me to Martin Miller’s Gin, it looks special and exciting. I knew it would fit right in with my ever-growing collection. The first thing I…

Batch Gin

When there’s a gin distilled in your home county, you have to sample it. So when I found out that Batch gin is lovingly created in Lancashire, I tried it as soon as I possibly could. I thought the £30 price tag was pretty reasonable too for a small batch, artisan gin. Even if you’re…

Poetic License Northern Dry Gin

Being a northerner, the bottles of Poetic License Northern Dry Gin on the shelf in my local Booths supermarket almost willed me to buy one of them.  How could I resist? The bottles look amazing in their grey paper wrapping featuring the Poetic License logo all over. It’s a great move by Poetic License as it…

Warner Edwards Elderflower Gin

Warner Edwards Elderflower gin is described on their website as ‘summer in a glass’ and that is exactly what this tastes like. I was bought this as a gift from my fiancé (I really hate that term, but I get told off by people for calling him my boyfriend) just for being so bloody great. If…

Blackwoods Vintage Dry Gin

One of my lovely friends bought me a bottle of Blackwoods Vintage Dry Gin for my birthday. It’s a default present when buying for me, and I love it. Everyone knows that you can never have too much gin! I love the bottle for this gin. The label features the landscape of the Shetlands and…

Tiger Gin

The lovely people at Tiger Gin very kindly sent me some of their small batch gin to try. I was intrigued – a gin created by JJ Lawrence,  a Shropshire business man, in conjunction with master distillers. Would it be good? What if it was terrible?! The bottle definitely impressed me as I opened the…