Gin & Tonic


Masham Rhubarb Gin (Episode 185 Part 4)

In the last part of this episode, we taste the Masham Rhubarb Gin.

 

The main ingredient of this gin is, of course, Rhubarb, but it also has some Rose and Ginger botanicals included which sound s like a great combination.

The colour was very vibrant, almost luminous!

This Gin is 42% ABV unlike some of the flavoured gins where the ABV can be as low 20%.

John L thought the gin smelt like stewed rhubarb prepared for Rhubarb pie and he could also just detect the ginger too.

The taste was terrific coming in several waves of full-on Rhubarb, then Rose and then the ginger taste comes through.

When drunk neat there is absolutely no alcohol bite.

For both us, when we added the tonic, it made the drink just too sweet for our taste, making this a drink that we would prefer neat.


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Whittaker’s Summer Solstice Gin (Episode 193)

In this episode, we taste Whittaker’s Summer Solstice gin.

On the nose, the grapefruit comes through and on the tongue, the taste is quite forceful.

The alcohol may be hiding some of the taste when drunk neat and when tasted with tonic the grapefruit smell seemed to have morphed into tangerines.

We both prefered this gin with tonic, making it smoother and the tonic brought out the tangerines taste together with making the gin “juicier” made the drink.

This is a great summer G&T!

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Agnus Arber Gin (Episode 191)

In this episode of Gin Fun, we taste a wine named after Angnus Arber who im1948 became the first woman to win the linden Society Gold Medal. Agnus died in 1960 having produced an extensive library of books on both botany and philosophy.

 

 

It is with this appreciation of Agnus’s work that the creators of this the Agnus Arber Gin created their gin.

The nine botanicals used to create this gin are: –

Juniper
Angelica
Cassia
Coriander
Grapefruit
Iris
Lemon
Liquorice
Orange

John felt that some of the flavours mixed together to form a mushroom type taste.

There are lots of different tastes going on in this gin and which makes it very interesting to taste neat.

With tonic added the taste seem to be flattened to just the Orange and Junipers flavours – so for us, this one should be enjoyed neat!

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Wicked Wolf Exmoor Gin (Episode 189)

In this episode, we taste a Wicked Wolf Exmoor Gin.

 

On the nose, the gin smells very minty and very delicate on the taste.

With tonic, the taste continues to be very delicate, so ideal for those of you that don’t like that big dry juniper taste this gin will probably suit you.

 

Find out more about this gin from the distillery’s website at https://www.wickedwolfgin.com/

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Masham Chocolate Malt Barley (Episode 185 Part 3)

We were privileged and excited to be joined by another YouTuber – Annabell from the WineScribble channel.

Take a look at Annabell’s fantastic channel at WineScribble

Whilst in the UK Annabell honoured with a visit to our cellar and we took the opportunity to invite Annabell to taste to some craft gin from the Masham Distillery.

 

The gin we were tasting was Masham Gin Distillery Chocolate Barley Gin. The gin gets it’s name from the barley which has been roasted causing it’s “skin” to go a chocolate colour.

This is another fantastic unique gin from the Masham Gin Distillery stable and if you like subtle and unique flavours this gin is the way to go. Like all of Mashams gins this gin is smooth, rounded and even at 42% allows you to taste the different flavours that all go to make up it’s complexity.

In fact, all three of us preferred drinking it neat, as whilst obviously, the tonic made it into a long drink, but the tonic masked some of the flavours.

Even Annabell was impressed!

 

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Masham Masla Chia Gin (Episode 185 Part 2)

 

In this episode, John and I taste another fantastic gin from the Spirit of Masham Distillery. This time we taste the first gin ever developed by them, their Masala Chia Gin. This gin really is unique and separates itself from the rest of the market because of it’s unique flavour profile.

It’s tastes are soft and rounded even though it is 42% ABV meaning it can easily be enjoyed neat with maybe a chunk or two of ice.

If you are looking for something different this is the gin to try.

In the video we cover the flavours that we can uncover, but can you detect any others – let us know via the comments box or via email.

For more information on the distillery, this gin and all of it’s other products go to https://corksandcases.com/

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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.

 

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

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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”!

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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

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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.

 

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