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Ladies and gentlemen, we've officially reached peak gin. Selfridges are selling a 70cl bottle of gin for £2000. Yes, really
Mel Goldsmith is one half of Smith & Sinclair, an innovative company trying to change the perception of how alcohol is consumed
Bitter is a term often used as a pejorative. People can be described as bitter and twisted, an unpleasant task leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, something disagreeable can be a bitter pill to swallow. Well it's time to banish the negative connotations of the word 'bitter'.
Gin-lovers, prepare to squeal with joy. Last year we brought you the gin-filled advent calendar from Gin Foundry which, to
After the dry month of January had faded - and with it the nation's annual attempt at sobriety - I wrote about a number of craft distilleries on the London doorstep. It became something of an enjoyable learning curve, as I ginned up on the social carnage of the Gin Craze of the early 18th century and beyond.
Violets aren't always easy to see; perhaps this is why the Victorians associated the flower with modesty - the shrinking violet. I've often found them under the leaves of less bashful celandines. Once located, there is usually a mate or two on the patch.
I love a good cocktail. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at ordering them and nine times out of ten, what looks great on the menu turns out to be florescent pink and arrives topped with the entire contents of a can of spray cream. And glitter. Not exactly the sophisticated look I would like to project, but one I can't seem to escape.
Rain that fell on Iceland anything from 500-1000 years ago is only now being drunk - and some of it in gin and tonics. The rain that lands on lava rocks slowly soaks beneath the surface, and so dense and extensive are the layers of rock that the rainwater takes several hundred years to drip through.
When the weather is fine - not always a given - nothing beats a summer's day in England and I have gathered a few tips over the years that make for the ingredients of a garden party that will go with a swing.
The Secret Garden is one of the most refreshing and delicious drinks we've tasted recently; served in a coupe glass, the combination of Beefeater 24 Gin, Midori and cucumber makes for a pretty pale green coloured drink with a frothy egg white top and a sprig of thyme garnish. It's practically summer in a glass.