“Old Tom is dead, then I must be queen” said the Cait Sith. This beautiful old Tom style gin is the latest edition to Wild Thyme Spirits. Pronounced Caught Shee, Cait Sith takes inspiration from Celtic folklore and the natural surroundings of Colonsay. So what is Cait Sith? It’s a legendary spectral cat that romances the Scottish Highland and Islands, which bought with it either … Continue reading CAIT SITH – COLONSAY GIN
Sweet Hibiscus Gin with added CBD. Yes, CBD! At first the classic botanicals of juniper, coriander, angelica, orange, lemon, cassia, nutmeg, orris, liquorice and hibiscus makes MUHU appear like a London Dry gin with sweet notes of hibiscus. However, MUHU goes one step further by adding CBD. If you’ve ever tried CBD oil you’ll know that it has quite a distinctive and even overpowering flavours. … Continue reading MUHU GIN
Fresh onto the gin scene this year is Zeiver Gin, an English spirit at a feisty 47% ABV. Zeiver (the name of which derives from Zuiver which means pure in Dutch) contains a total of 9 rather daring and distinctive botanicals, including juniper, pistachio, apple, lime, cherry, peach, macadamia nuts, aloe vera and grapefruit. The base spirit is made from polished rice, sourced from Niigata … Continue reading Zeiver Gin [pure]
Today is Red Door Gin’s 1st Birthday! What better way to celebrate than cracking open the beautifully bold red bottle and enjoying a gin and tonic in the sunshine. I’m serving mine with ice, Walter Gregors tonic, creating the perfect Scottish pair and garnishing with a handful of raspberries from the garden. Red Door is a small-batch handcrafted Gin, which gets it name from the … Continue reading Happy 1st Birthday Red Door!
From Saltash to the Witterings… Holly’s really is the perfect gin to enjoy by the sea. Holly’s has 9 botanicals including passion flower, gentian root and orange, creating a beautiful zesty sweet flavour. Holly’s is a small batch gin distilled in Saltash, Cornwall using 300 litre copper pot stills at Trevethan Distillery. The iconic green and gold bottle is inspired by Art Deco and truly … Continue reading Holly’s Gin
Kick starting my first gin post with something colourful, feminine and fruity. Pinkster Gin was one of the first British Gins that I tried. Pinkster started out in 2013 and was created by Stephen Marsh, from North Hertfordshire. Pinkster is made using five botanicals. The only three which are publicly know are: juniper, black peppercorn and of course raspberries, which creates the beautiful pink hue. … Continue reading Pinkster Gin