Gin Tasting


Masham Classic Gin Review (Episode 185 Part 1)

Following on from John L’s visit to Masham Gin distillery and his interview with Derek, the two Johns settle down in the cellar to taste the Masham Gin’s Classic Gin.

This is a very smooth and subtly different from other craft gins we have tasted – what can we say, a brilliant gin.

With tonic added the drink has a wonderful effect of you first tasting the tonic and then the gin taste follows on later almost as if you have sipped two separate drinks one after the other.

 

Details of Masham Distillery can be found at: –

https://corksandcases.com/spirit-of-masham

Remember to subscribe to
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WineMastery

Visit our website
http://www.winemastery.co.uk


Locksley Distilling Dry Gins (Episode 161 – Part 2)

In this episode, we taste some more fantastic dry gins, this time from the Locksley Distilling Company, the Sir Robin of Locksley Gin and their VSOT – Navy Strength, Old Tom Gin.
The Sir Robin of Locksley Gin sits somewhere in between an Old Tom Gin and a Dry Gin in sweetness terms and very nice it is too.
The gin was deliciously smooth when drunk neat and makes a very refreshing G&T.
The VSOT, at 57.5% is a beast of a Gin but still manages to be fantastically smooth and full of exciting flavours. The VSOT was so delicious neat that we both thought we would not enjoy it as much with tonic, but we were both wrong! We both enjoyed the G&T version just as much, this really is one to try if you have not already.

 

 

 

 

Remember to subscribe to
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WineMastery

Visit our website
http://www.winemastery.co.uk


Divine Gin Special (Episode 176 – Part 1)

We had the privilege of tasting a very special limited edition of oak-aged gin from the House of Divine.

Only 50 bottles of this very limited special gin have just been created by the House of Divine Gin.

The gin has been left standing in a Laphroaig oak barrel to create a drink that some would argue was a gin whilst others a whiskey.

In fact, it sits in between these two classifications as a unique taste all of it’s own.

For anyone that likes something special, this is for them, very limited and very special!

If it should become available you should be able to find it on Divines website, (https://www.divinegin.com) but I am sure if Ray does release this wonderful unique creation they will be snapped up faster than you can say “gone”!

Remember to subscribe to
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WineMastery

Visit our website
http://www.winemastery.co.uk


NUM8ER 8 Gin by Eorl Crabtree (Episode 167)

We are lucky enough to be at the beginning of this new Gin’s journey.

Eorl Crabtree in partnership with the Divine House of Gin has developed a new Gin which literally is just coming on to the market.

Some of you will know Eorl from his playing days in International Rugby and Rugby League.

We discuss what made him try his hand at introducing a new gin to the market as well as discussing and, perhaps, more importantly, checking out the tasting profile of the gin itself.

For more details of the gin and links to buy the gin go to https://www.divinegin.com/product-page/num8er-eorl-crabtree-gin

Remember to subscribe to
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WineMastery


Harewood Greystones Gin (Episode 165 Part 2)

We review the Gin produced for Harewood House using botanicals grown in the walled garden of this Stately Home.

The Gin is produced by the Harewood House Drink and Food Project.

this Gin is a no-nonsense Gin full of flavour and will be loved by everyone who enjoys the dry gin style.

With tonic, the gin still shines through!

This is fantastic classic Gin for those of you that love that clear refreshing distinctive taste of an English Gin!

 

Remember to subscribe to
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WineMastery


Harewood Greystones Gin (Episode 165 – Part 1)

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.

 

Remember to subscribe to
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WineMastery


Whittaker’s Gin (Episode 163 Part 1)

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more about Toby and Jane’s wonderful gin take a look at their web site by following this link: – https://www.whittakersgin.com

Remember to subscribe to our YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WineMastery


Watertons Distillery Interview with Dave Owens (Episode 159 Part 1)

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.

These gins are: –

Classic Dry

Dandelion

Yorkshire Rhubarb

Rose & Raspberry

What a great guys and what wonderful gin.

 

Take a look at their website to learn more: –

https://watertonsreserve.com

Remember to subscribe to
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WineMastery

Visit our website
http://www.winemastery.co.uk


Addingham Fruit Liqueurs (Episode 156)

 

A lovely lady called Fiona Mann kindly sent us 4 of her lovely gin-based liqueurs.

All the fruits used in the production of these wonderful liqueurs are grown in the Yorkshire Dales, where Fiona’s distillery is based. Unfortunately, Fiona suffered a spinal stroke a few summers ago and producing these wonderful liqueurs has enabled her to give up her day job, which given her mobility was proving to be difficult, to solely concentrate on bringing these fantastic products to market.

The first gin-based liqueur we taste is a Rhubarb liqueur, which John M is slightly apprehensive about as he does not particularly like the taste of Rhubarb. However, on tasting John is very surprised to learn that he loves this liqueur!

The second liqueur is a Damson liqueur, and once again this another flavour that John normally does not enjoy, but when tasting this liqueur he really likes this liqueur. With tonic added he enjoys it as a long drink but would prefer to drink this particular liqueur neat!

Next, we try the Blackberry liqueur, which is Fiona’s personal preference. This liqueur has a little “tartness” to it with a sweet after taste. We tried this liqueur with tonic to stay consistent with the previous samples, but after tasting felt it would probably be better mixed with lemonade.

Finally, the last liqueur which is a blackcurrant liqueur, is full on, on the nose. A really powerful and fantastic bouquet. Again we paired this with tonic, but after tasting the mix we believe it could be better mixed with lemonade.

 

Collection Tasted Med Size

Collage Med Size

To take a look at Addingham Fruit Liqueurs Website: – Click here

Remember to subscribe to our YouTube Channel – Click here


Yorkshire Dales Distillery (Episode 150)

This episode is about not one, but three fantastic Gins, all of which have shot into John L’s top 10. (It used to be top 5, but it seemed too difficult with the introduction of these three gins to determine the top 5!)

We discuss with Tony how he and his wife, Sarah, got into gin, what drove him to start his fantastic distillery and his goal of creating world-class spirit and providing employment for veterans, young people and ex-cons.

During the interview, Tony takes me through a tasting experience and then at the end of the interview I hot foot it back to the Cellar for John M to taste and give his opinion!

Let us know what you think of the interview and if you get to try the gin what you think of it.

To find out more about their fantastic range of spirits take a look at
their website: –

https://www.yorkshiredalesdistillery.com 

 

 

Remember to subscribe to our
YouTube Channel – Click here!

Dessert Ram London Dry Gin

Purple Ram London Dry GinWild Ram London Dry Gin