McHenry Distillery Parliamentary Librarian’s Gin

Parliamentary Librarian's Gin, from McHenry Distillery

Parliamentary gin? On a work trip to our nation’s capital, I decided to pay a visit to Parliament and discovered a rather delicious gin in the gift shop. Because of course a Parliamentary Librarian needs their own gin! Surprisingly, there’s precious little information available online about this gin. Nothing on the McHenry Distillery website, nothing on the […]

Four Pillars 2016 Bloody Shiraz Gin

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin

I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a bottle of this year’s Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin. Four Pillars introduced this ginnovation to the world in 2015 during their World Gin Day celebrations. While I never had the chance to try the first vintage, a few people have told me that 2016 is a definite improvement. Shiraz .. […]

London Dry Gin – The Rules

London Bridge

While many people think that the description London Dry Gin or more simply put, London Gin means that the delicious beverage they’re drinking made its way in to their glass from the city of London – in almost all cases, that’s not actually true (precious few gin distilleries are still within the London city limits). In fact, […]

World Gin Day 2016

World Gin Day 2016

Mark 11 June 2016 in your calendars (and perhaps cancel any plans for the day after) – World Gin Day is nearly here! In its’ eighth year already, World Gin Day is celebrated worldwide and the official website has a handy list of events – mostly on the day itself, but a couple get in […]

Negroni Week 2016

Negroni

Negroni Week is upon us again! Started in 2013 as a delicious way to raise money for charity, Negroni Week will run from 6-12 June this year. It’s a global celebration that well over 100 bars across Australia are joining, so you’re sure to find a venue near you. 🙂 My plans? I’m going to […]

Hope on Hopkins Salt River Gin

Hope on Hopkins Gin

During my first visit to the Mother City in late 2015, on a boozy Friday night out, I asked a bartender for something local to have with my tonic water. His recommendation? Salt River Gin, made by the local distillery Hope on Hopkins. After the hangover subsided the following morning, I did a little research […]

Welcome!

Tray of Gin and Tonics

First post for a new blog! Egged on by TimeforWhisky.com, I figured the best way to learn new stuff about one of the more versatile spirits out there was to write about it. I rate my knowledge as “enthusiast” rather than “professional” (neither my liver nor my budget would allow for the latter), so I’m planning to keep […]