Gin Review ~ Needle Gin … From Aldi

Aldi have released a couple of new gins to the Irish market for the Christmas season, one of which is Needle Blackforest Distiller Dry Gin. I was really excited to pick up a bottle of this, as I generally love German gins and reading about Needle Gin, I thought it was one I would really…

The Great Big GIN Gift Extravaganza – Christmas 2017

Who doesn’t love Gin? Who doesn’t love Presents? Who doesn’t love Christmas? Who doesn’t love The Great Big GIN Gift Extravaganza Post? Well after the popularity of last years post not many, so at Gin and Griddle we have the Solution – It’s BACK ! The Great Big GIN Gift Extravaganza with all new ideas…

Gin Review ~ Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin

The Gin The Glendalough Distillery was established in 2011 by 5 friends who wanted to revive the heritage of craft distilling in Ireland. They started with poitín in 2012, then whiskey and then onto Gin… Traditionally they released seasonal gins with their first gin released in summer 2014. Guided by Geraldine Kavanagh from Wicklow Wild Foods, local botanicals,…

Gin Review ~ Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin

Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin has been on my gin wish list for a long time now. I was very pleased to see it included in the recent gin sale in Dunnes Stores recently so I happily picked up a bottle and it’s now sitting proudly in my Gin collection! The Gin Justin…

Four Gins from Germany

Right now there are four different German gins sitting in my collection so I thought it was a good chance to talk about them here. Probably the best known of all German gins internationally is Monkey 47, a superb gin and featured on my favourites of 2016 list with ease. but the other gins listed…

Gin & Griddle – Top 5 Gins in 2016

Over Christmas and New Year I posted pictures and mini reviews of the gins I really enjoyed in 2016 to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Some new gins, some not so new, but all great. And here’s the top 5 from that round-up. I hope you enjoy reading, maybe learn about a new Gin and I…

The Great Big GIN Gift Extravaganza – Christmas 2016

Who doesn’t love Gin? Who doesn’t love Presents? Who doesn’t love Christmas? Well at Gin and Griddle we have the Solution – The Great Big Gin Gift Extravaganza – Christmas 2016 … ! We have looked at the best online Gin related gifts for friends and family, from stocking fillers to under the tree gifts –…

Gin Review ~ Boodles Gin

The Gin Boodles London Dry Gin was born in the mid 1800s, taking it’s name from the London Gentleman’s Club – Boodles, of which Winston Churchill and Ian Fleming were famous members. Rumour says that Boodles was Winston Churchill’s favourite gin. The Gin disappeared for a time, but was re-born in 2013, as part of the…

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,…

Gin Review ~ Mayfair

And we are back! The Friday Gin Review is London bound, to Mayfair with Mayfair Gin.   The Story Mayfair Gin is produced in London, by a master distiller whose family business is over 300 years old. Using small batch stills to guarantee the highest quality, Mayfair is a classic London Dry Gin.  The stills…