Tag: Gin Reviews

GIN REVIEW : DA MHILE ORGANIC SEAWEED GIN

Summer is here and it’s a great time to explore floral gins. Da Mhile Farmhouse Botanical gin has adorned ourselves for some time now, a Welsh organic gin which we think fits very nicely into the heavy floral category. The introduction of additional seaweed adds another summer element into the mix, and so to ease …

GIN REVIEW: THE WEST WINDS – THE CUTLASS

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 …

Gin review: Perry’s Tot

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 …

Burleigh’s London Dry – 40% ABV

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 …

Gin review: Shetland Reel 43% ABV

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 …