Starward Summertime Bathtub Gin

Bathtub Gin Negroni

One of Australia’s most consistently-awarded Whisky distilleries, Starward, announced they were doing a little limited release gin for the hot Australian summer. The catch: it’s only available at the distillery, and only for one weekend.. who am I to argue with an offer like that? At first glance, it looks like I’ve accidentally picked up […]

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 […]