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…

3 Gins to try this weekend…

A short gin review post for the weekend. Here are a few gins that I’ve been enjoying lately and I think you should try this weekend. Thin Gin from Ireland, Brockmans, an English Gin and Deaths Door from the US. All can be found here, I’ve included some stockists below also. So without further ado, read…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Gin & Griddle’s Favourite Gins of 2014!

Gin is (still) having a moment and new Gins are popping up all the time, including some homegrown ones this year, Shortcross Gin from Northern Ireland, Waterford’s Blackwater Distillery and Glendalough Distillery Gin. We have enjoyed a few (ahem!) different Gins during 2014, all for you and in the name of research of course! This…