September: Gin of the Month – Bishops Gin

September: the rain is pouring, the days are getting shorter and the nights longer (here in the UK of course) and it looks like our short and sporadic summer is over. So we need something to get us through, something fresh and enjoyable – but willing to warm us on these seemingly chilly evenings and…

August: Gin Of The Month – Makar Old Tom

The world of gin is manic at the moment.  Medals flying about all over the place, new products being launched it seems daily now.  But I always enjoy sitting down, Gin of the Month in hand, to tell you about a particular gin that has caught our eye (more importantly our taste buds) over the…

July: Gin of the Month – Jawbox Gin

The sun is here (sort of) in the U.K. – and it’s when we celebrate our summer. BBQs, Wimbledon and ice creams aplenty – oh, and of course – Gin! Here we have our latest addition to the Gin Hall of Fame – Jawbox Gin. Recently winning ‘Best New Business’ at the prestigious Belfast Business…

June: Gin of the Month – Scapegrace 

June – the Month of Gin. World Gin Day, Negroni Week and the brilliant Junipalooza – it’s all going on! So we need a proper good Gin to celebrate! Meet Scapegrace Gin. Hailing from the beautiful land of New Zealand, Scapegrace apparently means “a complete rogue, mischievous or wayward person, libertine or habitually unscrupulous person.”…

May: Gin of the Month – LoneWolf Gin

As many of you saw, I was lucky enough to be invited up to Aberdeen for the launch of LoneWolf Spirits last month. An unforgettable experience, meeting the amazing team of Lone Wolves and seeing a superbly impressive brewery and distillery. For those of you who aren’t aware, LoneWolf Spirits is the “sister” to BrewDog,…

April: Gin of the Month – Mean Gin

April – spring is springing with maybe a few showers here in the UK – but we have just the thing to get you in the mood… From Greenwich, Mean Gin is the creation of Chris Rogerson, a massive gin-fan but was yet to find a gin that matched his preferred taste exactly.  He came…

March: Gin of the Month – Loch Ness Gin

2017 is whizzing by – with lots of exciting things planned coming round quicker than we can organise! But it’s still nice for us to sit down and really appreciate our Gin of the Month beauties. This month, joining the line-up is Loch Ness Gin… The idea of Loch Ness Gin was born because husband…

Gin Festival 2017: London 

We have started 2017 so busy running tastings and master classes, it was great to attend the first major Gin event of 2017. Saturday 18th February we were delighted to attend the first Gin Festival of the year at Tobacco Docks. This is Year 4 for Gin Festival and they have recently undergone a re-brand….

February: Gin of the Month – Norwich Gin

Towards the end of 2016, I was lucky enough to be invited to help celebrate the 1 year birthday of Bullards’ Norwich Gin. I’d sampled this little wonder earlier in the year at their beautiful home in The Ten Bells, Norwich – and now I was back there celebrating a pretty impressive first year. After getting…

January: Gin of the Month – Clover Gin

Welcome to 2017! What a way to start the new year, than with our first Gin of the Year 2017! This one has been on our wish list for most of 2016…and it’s finally here at Gin Lord HQ. Clover Gin comes from the beautiful Belgium – created by three sisters. Like the three leaves…

New Years Special: Durham Gin

Before we sign off for the year – have we got a treat for you! Durham Gin is created in a 400ltr copper still called Lily – and the results are fantastic. With the key botanicals macerated overnight such as juniper, Angelica and pink Pepper – the other botanicals are added the next morning. To…

Recipe: Festive Bitter Lemon Ham with Sloe Gin Glaze

Want to try something a little different? We’ve got just the thing! Ingredients 1 unsmoked boneless gammon Stock 4 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 leeks – chopped 3 onions, halved 5 bay leaves 10 juniper berries 1 tbsp corriander seeds 1 tbsp pink peppercorns 1 star anise 2 litres of Bitter Lemon Glaze 4 juniper…