Tag: Gin Reviews

Gin review: Twelve Keys Dry Gin 46% abv

Twelve keys is a gin made by the fantastic chaps at Sartorial Spirits that takes alchemy as its inspiration, and in particular the work of Basil Valentine who published his Twelve Keys text in 1599. The origins of distilling are closely associated with alchemy. Early distillers believed that distilling captured  the quinta  – the quintessential …

Gin Review: Duck and Crutch Kensington Dry Gin 45% abv

It was love at first sight with Duck and Crutch, who can resist such a handsome and beautifully designed bottle. We were further seduced when we learned more about the gin, made lovingly by hand in a 6 x 4ft shed in Kensington by a fabulous couple, George and Hollie. What really made us fall …

Gin Review: Keepr’s Honey Gin 40% abv

Not that you need a reason to drink gin, but let’s say you did, saving mankind is a pretty good one. It’s said that “If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.”  If bees go we go. Keepr’s is a company that is working …

Gin review: Bareksten 46% abv

As we brace ourselves for the final ever episode of The Bridge this week we thought it would be appropriate to console ourselves with some Scandinavian gin. Nordic noir has transformed our appreciation of drama here in the UK over the past few years, do Scandinavian spirits do the same for gin? The bottle we …

Gin Review: York Gin 42.5% abv

We are privileged to have on our shelves another fine Yorkshire gin – York gin. Emma, one of the masterminds behind York Gin visited the London Gin Club a while back and we spent a pleasant evening chatting about gin. Fast forward a year or so and we have the fruits of the labours of …