In this episode, we have the absolute pleasure of visiting Carol and Derek at the Spirit of Masham Distillery.
Derek explains how and why they entered the Gin Distilling world.
He explains the ingredients and what makes their gin unique.
Their love for the Gin world prompted them to also start a Gin experience at their premises which not only gives you the history of gin but also lets you distil your own unique personalised gin with advice on what botanicals to add to get the desired taste you would like from the distillery’s distillers.
We then go on to taste Derek and Carol’s world-class gins.
In this short episode, we learn how to make a new cocktail based on The House of Divine’s Gin.
This is a spectacular cocktail, created by Matt Stanley, that you should already have the ingredients for at home.
Pour 50 ml of Divine Gin into a cocktail shaker
Add 25ml of St Germain
Add 35 ml of mixed Lemon and Lime Juice
Shake over ice
Pour all of the contents from the shaker into your cocktail glass
Garnish with Mint and an Orange Twirl
(or top and tail lemongrass and twist into the drink)
In this episode, Matt Stanley from the House of Divine gin demonstrates how to make a simple Gin Cocktail from x ingredients, all of which are easily available from your local supermarket.
The base spirit has just been recently launched by Eorl Crabtree, the famous International Rugby player, NUMB8ER 8 gin, details of where you can purchase it from can be seen below.
Add 5 Blueberries into a cocktail shaker
3 green grapes
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
3 dashes of Aromatic Bitters
12.5ml of Crème de Peche
40ml of NUMB8ER 8 Gin
3 leaves of Mint
Give the contents of the shaker a nice long hard shake
Leave to rest while you prepare your glass
Add Ice to glass
Then add 15ml St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Stir ice in the glass to chill the liqueur down a little
Add all the contents of your cocktail shaker into the glass over the ice
Now add 10ml of Lemon juice
And finally, finish with a Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic
Stir to combine
Slice off some peel from a firm orange including a small amount of the pith
Twist over the drink to express all of the oils from the peel, before adding the peel to the glass
See how the expert does it and then give it a go!
In this episode, we taste another craft gin, this time a gin that has the majority of it’s botanicals taken from it very old and historic wall garden. The walled garden is part of the Harewood House stately home estate. Harewood House is one of the Treasure Houses of England.
To celebrate the wonderful produce from in and around the estate which has been produced for hundreds of years, the Harewood Food and Drink Project has been set up. This has resulted in, as well as many other wonderful products, the creation of Harewood Food & Drink Project’s Greystone Gin.
We were lucky enough to get Eddy, the Food and Drink Project Director to tell us all about the history of Harewood House and the creation of the Food and Drink project and this wonderful Gin.
We visit Whitakers Distillery in the beautiful rural countryside of North Yorkshire.
We discuss how they started their distilling journey some four years ago.
From the experiments in the kitchen through to getting a significant Rural Development grant to build their own custom made distillery, complete with it’s own neutral spirit distilling plant making it one, of only 12, distilling plants in the UK that can produce it’s own neutral spirit
We then taste some of the fantastic gins they produce.
In this episode, we talk to Dave Owens the distiller at Watertons Distillery based near Wakefield in West Yorkshire.
Dave tell us about Charles Waterton a pioneer in conservationist – the 18th Century’s David Bellamy, who even Charles Darwin took inspiration from! Given that Charles Waterton was one of the most famous historical figures in the area and Dave’s admiration for the pioneering conservationist he decided to name his Gin after this great historical figure.
Dave explains how he developed Waterton’s four gins in their portfolio and we taste each of them as Dave explains the flavour profile in each of the gins.