Navy strength gin seems to be appearing quite a bit at the moment. I’m not complaining… a decent 57% not only hits the spot on a tough day but also offers a totally new flavour experience, as a good proof gin needs a fine heady dose of botanicals to balance the alcohol. With that in …

We’re very lucky here at the LGC, gin literally comes to us… the newest and tastiest gins come to our door. We sampled Crossbill last year and waited patiently for its release, and now it’s here! Crossbill is the only gin to use Scottish juniper, Scottish juniper used to be exported to Holland to produce …

You may have noticed a sudden flurry of gin reviews, this is good news as it means a flurry of fine gins, good times for us all! We currently have Shortcross, a premium Northern Irish gin on our shelves, and on our new tasting menu too. Shortcross is a craft distilled gin that uses wild …

A few months ago one of our lovely guests popped by and told us their friends in Winchester were making a brand new gin with watercress. Watercress I thought, how unexpected! Now we have said gin, Twisted Nose, in the bar and are impressed enough to include it on our latest tasting menu. Twisted Nose …

A chance meeting between myself and The Rare Tea Company brought the LGC together with Mark from Half Hitch Gin. Half Hitch is made in Camden Lock which was the home of Gilbey’s Gin Distillery from the 1860s untill 1963. This wonderfully innovative gin is made by blending (cold temperature vacuum) single distillates which include …

I was lucky enough to be visited by the lovely chaps from the Four Pillars Gin distillery a couple of weeks ago. Interestingly enough we’d already earmarked Four Pillars for our new tasting menu so it was very nice to sit and chat and sample their gins, including a fantastic ‘Gunpowder proof’ at 58.8% set …

This weeks review is Pickering’s, who visited us during the taste of London festival and kindly brought us a bottle of their brand new, small batch gin. We think this is a great gin, and it is the first gin to be made in Edinburgh in over 150 years. It also has a great historical …

We were privileged enough to be invited to a private guided tour of the brand new Beefeater visitor’s center with the master of gin himself, Desmond Payne. And what a treat this was. The visitor’s center begins with a walk through gin history, coupled with the history of Beefeater and James Burrough. Everything from gin …

We were very excited to discover and obtain a bottle or two of Cambridge Distillery Japanese gin. Japanese and gin are not two words we would normally put together so it was with some interest that we embarked on our tasting. On the nose we picked up sweet floral notes. Neat it is sweet and …

It feels like summer is just around the corner, and if you like cucumber or citrus gins then we have something special for you, courtesy of Uncle Val, all the way from the USA. A bottle ( and what afantastic bottle) was dropped off to us last week by Richard Zeller of 35 Maple Street …