Warm your cockles on a cold Autumn weekend with a Hot Gin Toddy – a hug in a mug!

Autumn is definitely in the air and we all know that Winter is just around the corner. So, while you’re feeling the comforting crunch of fallen leaves beneath your feet and before the cold Winter wind drives you towards the … Continued

Toto, our Barcelona gin joint of the month

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Imagine if you could click those ruby slippers and transport yourself to a classic cocktail bar, with a great bartender, a nice selection of gins and the best almonds in town. You’ve just landed at Toto – one of my … Continued

Top 5 gin drinking countries in the world: prepare to be surprised!

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The Philippines tops the list drinking a massive 1.4 litres of gin per person per year (almost 6 times as much per head than the USA) Slovakia comes in an impressive second place in the gin drinking table, clocking up … Continued

100 years of gin making in Menorca: Spanish gin, the old-fashioned way.

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Most gin lovers have already heard of Gin Mare – probably the best known of the Spanish brands. But Spain, having changed the way the world thinks of gin, is now starting to discover a range of new gin brands … Continued

The Laverstoke

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On a recent tour of the beautiful Bombay Sapphire distillery in Hampshire (highly recommended by the way!), I stumbled across the Laverstoke as one of my post-tour cocktail choices. It’s been my “go to” Summer drink ever since, because it … Continued

5 types of gin: do you know the difference?

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Gin is gin. But is it? We all love gin – that’s why we’re here. But do we know what gin really is? Can we spot the difference between London Dry and Old Tom? Do we know why you don’t … Continued

Barcelona in a bottle

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Barcelona – the capital of gin and one of the design centres of the world. Think Gaudí, Miró, Picasso, Tàpies and more, Barcelona is a design classic. It’s so laid back, they even named a chair after it, so why … Continued

Vive la France!

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France and gin are not two words that you’d often put together. But the land of the grape is starting to make some pretty decent gins including the well known Citadelle and the delicious G-Vine, but here’s one you might … Continued

Anyone for Pimm’s?

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There’s nothing more delicious on an English summer day than a long, refreshing jug of Pimms, served with lemonade, ice, mint, cucumber, sliced oranges and lemons and poured over a pile of ice cubes. It is the drink of Wimbledon … Continued

A very refreshing recipe for the summer

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The dog days of Summer are here and we’re sure that the gins are already out and the ice cubes are stacking up in the freezer. But sometimes, just drinking gin isn’t enough. What if you could eat it? Never … Continued

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