Here’s a little something I wrote for Flaviar.com on travelling the world in gin for World Gin Day:
London Dry Gin is having somewhat of a renaissance in its namesake country. The g-industry is worth £1.76bn to the UK economy, and the Brits are the biggest exporters of Gin in the world, selling enough to make 1.6bn G&Ts a year
Read the whole thing here.
World Gin Day – a blatant excuse to drink lots and celebrate – falls this year on Saturday 13 June. Here are my top ways to celebrate in the capital.
Hosted by the chaps at Gin Foundry, Junipalooza is sure to be a fun-filled, gin-packed weekend, which sees 24 makers from across the world come together for tastings, masterclasses and Martinis. It’s a sure thing for every gin lover, and we couldn’t NOT include it in this list. See here for more info.
Update: This is a ticketed event which has now sold out.
Merchant House Masterclass
The super knowledgeable people at Merchant House will take you through gin’s rich history, with four different gins to wash it down. Classes run at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Tickets are a snip at just £20. Book yours here.
Shake, Rattle and Stir’s Gin Voyage
Want to make your very own gin, on a boat, floating around London, sipping on cocktails? Of course you do. There are very limited spaces left for this one, which costs £70pp, and guests receive six cocktails and two samples of gin. Find out more and buy tickets here.
Go your own way
Keep it simple, and stock up on gin (Majestic Wines are doing free tastings all day on Saturday, so it’s the perfect excuse to try before you buy, FYI). Invite a few friends round, pour a few G&Ts, and sit back, relax, and revel in the majesty of gin. Cheers!
A little while ago I took part in Gin Foundry‘s gin-based survey (which, by the way, is the biggest gin-based survey EVER), and the results have just been released!
From the best tonic brand to the nation’s favourite garnish, there’s a lot to digest. My favourite stat is this one – what is the perfect gin to tonic ratio? The eternal question, the long-standing argument, the issue that everyone has an opinion on. While I’m in the minority, I still firmly believe you should be able to taste the gin in your G&T, it seems not everyone agrees…
You can download the full infographic here.