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…

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…

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…

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,…

Brioche, Ranelagh

Brioche has been on my to visit list for a very long time and we hadn’t managed to make it there. With many good reviews from friends, blogs and critics we tried it out recently. Brioche is tucked just off the main Ranelagh thoroughfare; a really pretty red brick and painted cottage exterior and entrance leads into a…

Gin Review ~ Williams Chase Extra Dry Gin

Bringing back The Friday Gin Review with a fresh batch of Gins! This week its Williams Chase Extra Dry Gin..   The Story Chase Distillery is an independent and family run, single estate distillery in Herefordshire, England. William Chase is a person, the farmer of this land…with what was originally a potato farm, expanded into crisps/potato…