gintasting


Cumberland Saucy Gin (Episode 182)

We taste the Cumberland Saucy Gin.

The gin is a full-on gin which bites back with alcohol burn even though on the nose there was no suggestion of how strong it would taste.

However, after a few sips, the effect dies down enabling you to enjoy the taste more.

Although the gin has a very sweet smell that doesn’t come through when tasting.

We both enjoyed the gin more when the tonic was added, which seemed to allow the taste of the orange peel to shine through.

 

To find out more follow this link: –

https://chestnuthouseonline.co.uk/gins/cumberland-gin-exclusive-lakedistrict

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Divine Oak Aged Gin Cocktail (Episode 176 – Part 2)

In this short episode, we learn how to make a new cocktail based on a new gin just launched by The House of Divine.

This is a spectacular cocktail, created by Matt Stanley, that you can try with other gins if you can’t get hold of the very special Oak-aged Divine Special.

Pour 12.5 ml of Divine Raspberry Gin into a glass with ice.
Add 25ml of Divine Oak-aged Gin
Add 10ml of Red Vermouth
Add 4 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Add 2 drops of Aromatic Bitters
Add 10 ml of Creme de Peche
Give it a nice long stir (15 to 20 seconds) in the glass
Cut a slice of orange rind off an orange.
Pop a cherry into a fresh cocktail glass
Strain your cocktail from the glass you prepared it into the cocktail glass
Express oils from orange peels over your cocktail glass
Discard the orange peel and serve your cocktail – enjoy!

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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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King Billy Gin (Episode 148)

In this episode, we taste some gin distilled in Hull, East Yorkshire.

Named after the famous English King William III or William of Orange as he was also known.

John M prefered the gin neat whilst John L preferred it with tonic.

We taste it neat, with a light tonic and a ginger ale which is recommended by the distiller.

The ginger ale sweetened the gin considerably, and the ginger really added to the peppery taste and for those with a sweeter tooth this would probably be ideal, however for John L with normal tonic was best and for John M neat west was best!

The point is that this gin is really flexible depending on the tonic you use and you will, with the right choice of tonic, find this gin will be ideal for you!

 

 

King Billy Small

 

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Rare Bird Gin + Rhuburb & Ginger Gin (Episode 144 – Part 2)

Having just returned from tasting this wonderful gin with Matt the distiller ( https://youtu.be/eCdogUQFClA ) I return to the cellar to see what John thinks of it.

John is equally as impressed. Even though the gin is 42% ABV it has none of that burn and is incredibly smooth.

The gin has a power of flavour but the alcohol does not bite!

A great length to the gin with a floral after taste and a great overall complex taste.

When adding tonic John M felt he would enjoy it too much!

The London Gin moved into our top 5 gins.

The Rhubarb Gin while also at 42% ABV is incredibly smooth, once the tonic is added the full flavour of the Rhubarb is released.

 

 

Rare Bird Rhubaeb Ginger Gin 144 medium

 

Find out more about this great Gin, the distillery and their gin distilling school at:-
https://www.rarebirddistillery.co.uk

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