With The Ashes upon us, we thought it timely to bring a fantastic Australian gin to your attention. I came across The West Winds about 3 years ago when a friend bought me a bottle after a visit to his home land, Australia. I was delighted and frustrated in equal measures as I really liked …

Navy strength gin is certainly popping up a lot at the moment. Perry’s Tot isn’t new to us, we’ve been raving about it for a while and we feel it’s high time to let you all know why. The New York Distilling Company are responsible for Perry’s Tot and its slightly lighter sibling Dorothy Parker …

Master distiller Jamie Baxter has made a number of very fine gins, his latest exploit being to help realise the dream of Phil Burley in creating Burleighs gin. Using a brace of unusual botanicals including dandelion, burdock and silver birch, they have created a robust, punchy and very distinctive gin. So onto the tasting. On …

Scotland is becoming a powerhouse of gin, one of the latest additions being Shetland Reel, a small batch gin produced in the most northerly inhabited Island in the UK, Unst in Shetland. The gin uses 8 botanicals including locally grown apple mint, so how does it fare with its juniper brethren? On the nose there …

A new gin to us here at the London Gin Club, but far from a new gin in the world of gin given the current distillers (brothers) are the 11th generation of long line of distinguished gin distillers at the Nolet’s distillery in Schiedam, Holland. Bottled at a very satisfying 47.6% the brothers Nolet have …