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Gin reviews: From strawberry to cucumber to shiraz (yes, red wine gin!)

I  dot gin reviews in and around my weekly drinks’ column for Trinity Mirror Regionals – here’s a compendium of the most recent. (Pour yourself a glass or two of gin, then try and say the word compendium out loud.)  I’ve heard lots about the meteoric rise of gin as the nation’s favourite spirit. I …

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Spitfire Heritage Gin

Spitfire Heritage Gin takes spirit of icon to soar to new heights

There’s a new gin on the block, Spitfire Heritage Gin. Yeh, right, you say. There’s new gins created every day.  A butterfly flutters its wings somewhere in the world and lo! there’s a new gin. There’s certainly wings involved in this new single estate botanical gin as it is inspired by the wartime terrier of the skies …

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Here’s six gin-related things to know as World Gin Day approaches

It’s World Gin Day on Saturday June 13 2015.  I spoke to the organiser Gin Monkey to find out more about my favourite spirit. There’s so much to say … so here’s Part One.   Gin the know #1 Does it matter what tonic you use as a mixer? Gin Monkey says:  A well-known brand’s tagline in their …

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Gin, cucumber and elderflower are a perfect mix

MANY moons ago,  before Facebook and  text messaging, I used to talk to people face to face,  generally in pubs. When I was a young-ish  pup my brother introduced  me to gin with slices of  cucumber in his  village  local.  Most gin lovers there  drank gin that way, so  much so that the bar staff  kept cucumber on a plate  next …

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