Gin Review ~ Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin

  The Gin It’s 1761, and in the north of England, Thomas Dakin began distilling gin. Gin was definitely not as trendy then as it is now yet he persevered. In 1809, his daughter-in-law Margaret became the first female distiller with the Greenall family becoming custodians of Thomas Dakin gin recipe in 1860. 200 years…

Event ~ Irish Gin & Tonic Fest, June 2016

A festival dedicated to Gin & Tonic. Irish Gin & Tonic Fest is taking place from June 20th -25th in venues throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. Once the festival underway, you can vote for your favourite Irish Gin & Tonic by using the #IrishGnT hashtag on twitter (@IrishBeverages) or by going to their Facebook page.

World Gin Day – 11th June 2016

World Gin Day is on this Saturday, 11th June. Organised by Gin Monkey and now in it’s 8th year, World Gin Day is a day to celebrate all things Gin! If I was in London I’d be at Junipalooza – a gin festival taking place in Tobacco Docks on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June. Alas…

Gin Review ~ Brockmans Gin

The Gin An English Gin, Brockmans is distilled in a 100 year old traditional copper still and made from a recipe of different botanicals; Juniper, blueberries, blackberries, cassia bark, liquorice, lemon peel, coriander, angelica, orange peel, almonds and orris. These 11 botanicals are steeped in pure grain spirit to release their oils and aromas. Brockmans was born in 2007,…

The Best of 2015 – Gin

The Gins I’ve loved this year…in no particular order – Whitley Neil, Bulldog, Dillons, Gin Mare, Dictador & Beefeater Whitley Neil – a premium London Gin, “Inspired by Africa, Made in England”, lots of citrus sweetness, a little florally with lingering peppery spice. A smooth, soft and balanced gin. Without doubt one of my all time favourites!

October & November Favourites on Gin & Griddle

2 months for the price of 1 in this blog post! November has passed in a blur of speediness and general busy-ness, as is evident on Gin & Griddle with a paltry 3 posts only this month. Sometimes life and work have to take precedence over blogging and I’m ok with that… but to the…

September Favourites on Gin & Griddle

1st October… already! How did this happen, the Summer (what summer!) disappeared and now September too. Changing the format of this monthly post a little – used to be more about the best of what was on Gin & Griddle and making it more about my favourite things from September instead… 

Whitley Neill … and a Gin Giveaway!

To celebrate the return of The Friday Gin Review on Gin & Griddle, we have a great gin review for you along with a chance to win a bottle of Whitley Neill to try for yourself. Whitley Neill was one of the very first gins I blogged about on Gin & Griddle, way back in September 2013.  This is a…

Event ~ Dublin Gin & Tonic Fest, June 22nd – 27th 2015

  Later this month, Dublin get’s it very own Gin festival brought to you by the Great Irish Beverages team. This makes me very happy as you might imagine…Thirty of the capital’s pubs and venues will join in the celebrations of Ireland’s finest gins. Lots of great venues participating as you can see below, including some of…

The Best of March on Gin & Griddle

A look back at some of the best things on Gin & Griddle during March – Enjoy! The tastiest of burgers at SoMa Burger Co. in Liffey Valley (I want one now!)…