On a recent trip to Cambridge I popped into the Bridge Street branch of Cambridge Wine Merchants in the hope of finding some Cambridge Gin. The Cambridge Distillery, while only small, does supply to the bar of The Varsity Hotel in Cambridge, where I first learned about it. I’m on a mission to find a bottle, but more on that soon.

While the Cambridge Wine Merchants didn’t have any Cambridge Gin, they did have a spectacular array of other brands. In fact, the best part of a floor to ceiling wall was stocked with varieties of gin from all over the world.

Each bottle featured tasting notes, serving suggestions and recommendations from the staff. I’m planning to work my way through them all.