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Ben Hampson

Hi my name is Ben and I am a podcaster and gin lover. I am biased but I believe the world is a better place with gin in it. Over the last few months I have been inspired by many happy folk on Instagram and their amazing love for gin. It has been an interesting journey but not one I want to continue alone. So saddle up and let's share the next gin story together. This is a weekly show published on Friday at 09:00 BST ready for the weekend. I will be interviewing some of the biggest and some of the smallest distilleries, bar owners and basically anyone who wants to profess their love for gin. Alternatively there will be me and a story. Rest assured there will always be gin. If you are in the gin industry I want to talk to you and learn more and I want to help you grow your following. If you are a lover of gin then I want to give you some ginspiration by the gin I meet through the podcast. Fill your glass up, grab the tonic and let's being our journey together. The podcast will go live on 26th June 2020 read less
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Episode 38 - The Ying and Yang of Sugar Syrup
Feb 19 2021
Episode 38 - The Ying and Yang of Sugar Syrup
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 38Are you getting value from the podcast ?Do I need to have more guests on ?Would I be better embracing lives ?This week live with Tristan from Massingberd MundyReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationWeekly Gin Recommendation is Leonards Lee Gardens Botanical GinLeonards Lee is very close to where I live and I was given this as Christmas by Jon and Elaine. Shout out to you two.It is from a really exciting gin distillery very close to me called Cabin Pressure spirits and it really embodies the true kind of country garden flavour in a lovely floral ginThe nose of the gin has a sweet floral aromaThe flavour profile starts with a dryness followed by a rose flavour sweetened by the honey and elongate with the chamomile. At the end of the profile you get the lavender which is a really lovely bonus.In tonic the flavour completely changes and the lavender really comes to the front of the profile. I think this would be really interesting in a cocktail with a lavender based sugar syrup of The Starlino Rose Aperitivo. The are so many interesting flavours to play off.I didn't think I would be saying this but this has definitely got to the top of my long buying list and one I would really recommend trying. They also do a 10cl bottle which is really good for testing purposes.The Ying and Yang of Sugar SyrupsAlcohol often is not calorific but a few cocktails are not the best thing for you but we still like to have themYou know not great safest way to browse the internet have not internetInteresting experiment as I have finished quite a few of the peripheral spirits like Strawberry and Raspberry liqueurs etc could I replace them with sugar syrupDouble whammy of sugar hit and high performance tasteThe answer is a profound yes. Less alcohol. More tasteSo I decided to buy Le Sirop de Monin. I have had their sugar syrup for ages. For the live tonight Tristan encourage me to buy one which started off this processIf you want to know about that one you will have to listen in tonightStrawberry - already used in Daiquiri but would like to use in Martini. Rich tasteBlackberry - lots of serves recently by Nessymixedit which included thisHibiscus - really gorgeous flavour. Bit Campriesequ dry so I have found adding additional Raspberries good ideaRaspberry - would be ideal with Marie Jeanne or Stockport’s Pink gin. Really lovely flavour or RhamantaHoney - lots of hot serves recently have had honey in. Really nice not too sweet and really runny. Does not work with pancakes as it is a bit insipid.Pineapple - really looking forward to using this very soon. Not quite sure how.So many other flavours like floral Rose, Lavender or VioletCoconut or Passionfruit Mango or VanillaCherry, Ginger, Lychee (Claire at The Edge Gin) Go out there and try them. I sincerely don’t think that you will disappointed.Instagram Community Shout Out@theedgeginClaire is one of the most lovely people I know and she is fantastic to talk to. She came on the podcast in Episode 14 and was brilliant in describing her brandThe Edge is such a playful brand all around the Wizard at Alderley Edge. It really inspires so many people and is such an...
Episode 37 - The sophistication of the Daiquiri
Feb 12 2021
Episode 37 - The sophistication of the Daiquiri
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 37By far the biggest bit of news this week is still the news that Paul has left his job of 17 years. I am still so over the moon for him. I am also suitably impressed at their new website. It is really slick and really improves the navigation. If you have a moment why not go on and have a look.Sip and Share have grown past 200 members. So proud of you Kate. I will be going live on YouTube this time not this Friday but next Friday 19th February at 20:00. I am going to be talking with Tristan from Massingberd-Mundy all about Marie Jeanne.He is my instagram should this week.ReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin Recommendatio Dulwich ginI have always been a big fan of dill. Even when I had to chop a lot of it to add to Gravalax when I worked in Munich.Nose - vague smell of dill. Not the normal in your faceFlavour profile dry slight delay then a slight acidic tone follow by a smoothness full of dill, which almost dances on your tongue and then finally you get a bit of heat from the alcoholI quite like it as a sipping gin. Could really see it working with a gravalax.With tonic, usual Mediterranean get dryness and a much clearer dill taste.Absolutely desperate to try this as a dirty martini. Also keen to finally try some bourbon as I think it might go very well with this. Such a fun flavour. Will keep you posted on other cocktailsIt has a proud place on my gin shelf. Thank you to The Botanical Trading Company.The sophistication of the DaiquiriDaiquiri = Sophistication, Suarve & PanacheErnest Hemingway allegedly had 15 in a night. I struggle to do 4 cocktails if I am lucky before I got to sleep !!Where did it come from ?Jennings Stockton Cox from the iron mines of Daiquiri in Cuba. Came up because ran out of gin ! That was very careless that would not happen to you or me. John F Kennedy sipped Daiquiris after beating Nixon in 1960’s Traditional recipe with rum I am always keen to find a good gin. This week I tried it with Rhamanta and it was really nice. Basic recipe 2 parts alcohol, 1 part citrus and 1/2 part sugarSometime I use sugar syrup but I have just recently invested into the wide plethora of Monin syrups so I tend to use. I have got flavours from Strawberry to honey to hibiscusThis basic recipe kind of works really for any spirit but I think it work for gin really well. These days I am a bit of a lime fan so I would probably try and mix it to that but you could easily go down the orange or the lemon route and find a suitably well chosen gin.Gins to try it withDulwich with a bit of a dill vibeLove with RhamantaVery interested to try with Stockport Pink Edition or Twist of Lime EditionWould love to try with Lind and...
Episode 36 - How can you have a lock down Valentines day ?
Feb 5 2021
Episode 36 - How can you have a lock down Valentines day ?
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 36Paul is working full time at Stockport GinThe Gin Guide awards are accepting applications. Lots of things are a foot that I can’t confirm at the moment. The podcast is changing and evolving.ReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationStockport Gin - The Pink EditionOne of the biggest questions Paul and Cheryl got asked at markets was “Do you do a pink gin ?”Paul and Cheryl never really intended producing a pink gin because they are not really fans because a lot pin gins in the marketplace are either full or sugar or too full of flavour.They finally decided to take the plunge and work on a pink gin but it had to be on their terms. They took their original gin and post infuse it with raspberries, strawberries and pomegranate.So is it any good ?It is definitely my favourite Stockport Gin and it does not surprise me that they were the winner of the flavoured gin category at the The Gin Guide Awards.The nose of the gin has the aroma of red fruit The flavour profile starts sweet followed by a burst of fruit then dryness then heat from the alcohol and finally fruit.The colour is slightly pinkWhen you add tonic, in my case you guessed in Mediterranean tonic, you still retain the fruit and dryness flavours. It is so refreshing. I can definitely seeing this one going down a storm on a summers day !! This would work well with any premium, standard, light tonic and Elderflower but again I would avoid other tonics with strong flavours.This is a must have dry Martini 😀I have tried this in many cocktails from simple Martinis 15:1 Montogomerys to more complex Martinis to Negroni and it work in all of them. I would really like to try this in a Cosmopolitan and a strawberry or raspberry daiquiri.I can thoroughly recommend this gin and it has a proud place on my gin shelf.Thank you Paul and Cheryl for all the work you do on Instagram in particular to enhance everyone’s experience with your one liners and congratulations to Paul going full time at Stockport. How do you Valentine in the pandemic ? Lets not think about what we can do for Valentines rather than what I can'tPlan with a gin. Mine is a Massingberd Mundy Marie JeanneBuy cards, flowers and gifts onlineThink about the eveningShop in plenty of time and don't forget the iceHow are you going set the mood. Smart lighting or candles ?What are you going to start with to drink ? For me a Rhamanta Gin 1:1 with a Starlino Rose AperitivoPlan your meal so you can spend time with your loved one. Think about an oven based meal.If you are having a takeaway then get your order in earlyTurn off your phones and Instagram and social media Take your time with the mealDecide what you are going to drink. I would suggest something like Lind and Lime or
Episode 35 - How can you not love Martini ?
Jan 29 2021
Episode 35 - How can you not love Martini ?
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 35There have been some great things happening in the news.I did my first instagram live with Tristan from Massingberd Mundy. Really enjoyed it and is definitely something I want to do more in the future.I got a job which I am now in my second week. My very kind wife said that I could buy the range of The Gower Gin Company in celebration. Thank you to Sian and Andrew for their kind note. I have been really enjoying some of the one liners from Stockport ginI have been loving the Gower Gin company Rhamanta campaign at the moment. If you have not already tried it you really should and it will be in my stories all week as it is my weekly recommendation.I have been really admiring those who have managed to do dry ginuary. It is very impressive. I have been trying not to drink in the week and have managed apart from the first week.ReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationThe Gower Gin Company - Rhamanta GinI was very kindly gifted a bottle of Rhamanta from The Gower Gin Company and I have loved it ever since.I really love that it represent romance and it really is the perfect gin for Valentine’s Day.Plus there is £5 off if you buy a bottle up to 14th February 2021. What are you waiting for ?The nose of the gin has a delicate floral aroma.The flavour profile starts dry followed by a delay and the you get a prolonged floral taste. This is then followed by heat from the alcohol and then finally a delicate peppery finish.I could quite happily have this as a sipping gin with or without ice that is how diverse it really is.I tested this with my usual fever tree Mediterranean tonic and it made a lovely G&T.This is fabulous in a Martini especially a Montgomery 15:1. I am also going to try this weekend with @thestarlino Rose Aperitivo in a 50:50 mixture and I have high hopes for this too.I think it would be great for cocktails as longer as you bear in mind the flavour is quite delicate. I would be careful not to choose too stronger flavours to pair it with.This has a proud place on my gin shelf and I liked it so much I already have bought a bottle for stock.If you have not already tried them I can absolutely recommend any of the Gower Gin Company gins. Where to start with Martini ? I think it starts with the glassHorrified to say that I used to have dry martini but with fairly mediocre gin. Totally different ball game when you go craft ginAlso recently I had some red wine and I felt awful in the morning. I don’t get that with good quality gin. Not that I drink that much of it except on special occasions !!So what is a Martini and where does it come from ?It is believed that it derived originally from the Manhattan (Whiskey, vermouth, bitters, cocktail cherry) which led to the Martinez (gin 2
Episode 34 - How do you find your Negroni nirvana ?
Jan 15 2021
Episode 34 - How do you find your Negroni nirvana ?
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 34Sip and Share has gone up to 118 membersI am doing a live when this podcast is released at 19:00 today with Tristan from Massingberd MundyGreat guess the weight competition from Massingberd-Mundy and great competition from The Gower Gin CompanyReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationViper GinI have been trying to get Carl on the podcast for a long time but due to his contract gin commitments it has not been possible.He started after suffering a back injury as a chef in London and wanted to find something that would allow him to continue with food and so studied nutrition up to a PHD and then started distilling.He was not sure what to call the gin when an adder or viper jumped out of the area they were clearing to grow botanicals for the gin.The nose of the gin has the distinctive London dry aromaThe taste profile starts dry followed by a sweet flavour tingling on your tongue. This seem to linger for a long time and then finally you get heat from the alcoholI added my usual Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic and found the taste very pleasant. With tonic you still get the dryness and sweetness but the final taste I think is a combination of the elderflower and juniper.It is smooth enough for a dry Martini but would not work in my opinion.I think this would work for a variety of cocktails and I would like to try this as a base for a Daiquiri.I have added this to my long list of gin wants.How do you find your Negroni nirvana ?Ask any gin drinker that does not have G&T particularly if they enjoy gin a number of ways what they think of Negroni and I guarantee you will get a plethora of answers.The very mention of the word seems to conjur up debate.So first of all if your asking what is Negroni and where did it come from.DifficultAccepted story 1920’s Florence and Count Camillo NegroniOrdered Americano Campari, Italian Vermouth and Soda water but replaced soda water with gin. Great debate but more likely in 1919 or 1920 to be Camillo Luigi Manfredo Maria Negroni order in Cafe Casoni asked his Americano to be fortified with ginWhatever the story accepted quantities are:-1 part Gin1 part Vermouth1 part CampariThis should be stirred in a glass over cubed ice for 60 secs and then strained in a chilled rocks glass with ice. Garnished with a slice of lemon or grapefruitThat recipe is from the curious bartenderThe key thing to your negroni is first of all how you flex the parts of the drink and what type of gin you use for example or Vermouth or if you even use Campari.So adjusting the quantities may not be accepted by the true negroni officionardos but is widely accepted by the Negroni community.I would for example would probably up the Gin and Vermouth by quarter a measure and reduce Campari to half.The problem for me is that I like to follow...
Episode 33 - 10 tips to cope with Lockdown 3.0
Jan 8 2021
Episode 33 - 10 tips to cope with Lockdown 3.0
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 33Stockport Gin have started up again and had some great posts showing their production in full flow. They also announced an exciting project which they will be revealing very soon. They have also been out doing local deliveries. What could be better than Paul turning up at your door with gin ?Tammy Jackson from @forcocktailsake had a great reel showing having a Martini whilst listening to Boris tell us all about Lockdown 3.0.The Gower Gin Company have decided that after doing Veganuary and Dry January in previous years that this year they are going to do some walking. They are going be taking photos of their 6 pack of all their gins in various places on their travels. Worth thinking about investing in. Was £30 now £22.95. Bargain. I have just received the one I ordered. Can’t wait to try them in cocktails. So excited to try Rhosili Dragon StrengthFour Pillars have put out a post which caught my eye with their Bloody Shiraz gin which pair it with Bitter Lemon which sounds very interesting. Have not mentioned it but they have done it again with foodstuffs and their Bloody Shiraz Gin Caviar !!Sip and Share UK - Kate got to 100 members which is amazing. I am proud to say that I am one of them. Kate is tireless in the work she puts into the membership site both from distillers and members. If you have not already you should definitely check it out.ReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationStockport Gin - Twist of Lime EditionEarly in 2019 Stockport Gin were asked to participate in a big project called the The Big Leap.Nineteen frogs were painted by local artists and placed all over the town. The idea was at the weekend that you would follow a map and find all the frogs and see different parts of the town.They created this gin specifically on behalf of this projectAfter the project came to an end and pleas from local bars to keep supplying this gin, it became part of their standard range at the beginning of this year.The nose of the gin has subtle lime aroma.The taste profile has a sharp citrus burst, followed by a sweet flavour and then goes dry with a lime aftertaste. The lime is very delicate and not too in your face.I added it to my normal testing Mediterranean tonic and it made a really refreshing G&T. This would work well with any premium, standard, light tonics or Elderflower but I would avoid any with really strong flavours.It is so smooth and such a great flavour that it is amazing in cocktails. The lime has quite a bite neat so I would probably not create a dry martini but I have tried it as a Tom Collins and I will be trying it very soon as a gin based Mojito.I have also come up with some other cocktails which will be showcased this Tuesday coming and Thursday.This is another amazingly versatile gin which can be used in a G&T or a plethora of cocktails and has a very proud...
Episode 32 - 5 Healthy Habits for 2021
Jan 1 2021
Episode 32 - 5 Healthy Habits for 2021
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 32QuietIt has been fairly quiet as most distilleries took the time after Christmas to regroup and have a rest.I have also taken the time to have a bit more of a relax.I am hoping to have more to report next week.ReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationLAW GinThis gin was introduced to me by Andie Riches when she was a guest on the podcast in episode 14.I got in touch with Luna (the L in LAW) and we arranged a date to speak about their gin. Luckily it was a bit ahead of time as they very kindly gifted me their gin.This meant that I was fully prepared before our chat.The nose of the gin has a subtle aroma of lemonsThe tasting profile starts slightly sweet before going dry and then you get an elongation of a lemon but with a sweetness which is just the right balance. At the end of the profile you get heat from the alcohol and finally to a subtle sweet flavour. You also get an interesting flavour and sensation on the tongue which I think is something to do with the prickly pear.It is a very unique taste and I think this comes down to LAW’s use of the alembic still. On adding to Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic you get a very pleasant G&T which has really interesting taste profile. The lemon is somewhat dialled back.To me this is best gin to add to a dirty martini. It just bonds to the olives and creates a fantastic taste.This gin is also suitable to use with a variety of cocktails. I have tried a number that particularly play towards the orange or the lemon botanicals.It has a very proud place on my gin shelf.5 Healthy Habits for 2021IntroductionSo today 1st January 2021 marks the start of another year.Hopeful that Covid might be more under control during this year but don’t know whenFirst lockdown a lot of people put on weight.As in the UK we are effectively in the third lockdown I am determined that we all need to start thinking about our weight. Me included. Before we go the same way as lockdown 1 and 2.Weight loss is a almost a taboo subject and one which sparks a lot of controversy on how to successfully to manage it.The truth is you need to find a technique or programme or both that works for you.1. PlanningPlanning weekly meals -> Know what your havingPlanning -> Shopping ListUtilise Ingredients - 2 mealsFrozen ItemsAdditional CondimentsUse WaterRewarding within calories2. Monitor your statisticsWeight yourselfCount your caloriesBMIBody Fat %Steps Heart...
Episode 31 - Ian Stirling from The Port Of Leith Distillery
Dec 25 2020
Episode 31 - Ian Stirling from The Port Of Leith Distillery
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 31ChristmasThe news is going to be short this weekIf you celebrate I hope you have a very merry Christmas and happy new year.I know 2020 has been difficult. Really hope that 2021 is going to be much better.Really look forward to joining you next yearReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationThe Gower Gin Company Pinwydd GinThere are a few distilleries where I am a real fanboy. The Gower Gin Company is one of those distilleries.I have spoken about it before but Sian and Andrew are botanical wizards. The way they mix the botanicals together is sublime and each taste is like paradise on your palette.Each of their gins is very distinctive but so well balanced. Pinwydd is no exception.The nose of the gin has the subtle aroma of orange and pink peppercorns.Upon taking it neat you get a dryness initially, followed by a sweet taste which meanders into orange and cranberry hitting you palette finally tapering off with the peppercorns.I tried it with Fevertree Mediterranean Tonic and it made a very pleasant G&T with a really subtle orange and peppercorn taste.I think you could easily pair this with most tonics although I would avoid ones which are very strong in flavour.I would definitely like to try this in a dry martini and I can see this working really well with many type of cocktails such as Negroni.This really is a gorgeous gin and I would strongly recommend trying the six pack offered by The Gower Gin. This will hopefully give you an idea which one to pick or you could be like me and you don’t know which one to choose.This definitely deserves to be added to my list of gin wants and will hopefully appear on my gin shelf very soon.Ian Stirling from The Port Of Leith DistilleryInitial WorkWorked in wine trade for Majestic and then RobersonsGot to travel but eventually decided that wanted to produce rather than distribute a productDecided that although knew wine wanted something that could produce from Scotland and so decided on WhiskeyWhere did it start ?Shared flat with other co-owner PaddyShared Whiskey between the two of them and went on tasting and then got a little stillNo single malt distillery in EdinburghHaving lunch with client from China and they agreed to fund setting up the distillerySo far in the whiskey distillery they have poured the concrete for the ground floor.About 15 months away from completion of the distilleryStarted big in the gin distilleryFor Whiskey distillery have to start bigFor gin can start small but started bigger than a lot producersInvest in a unitUse organic neutral grain spirit from SwitzerlandStructured ApproachChallenge to produce gin because much larger volumes than expected5 days processOn Monday charge the still and put in six of seven botanicals with the organic...
Episode 30 - Review of 2020
Dec 18 2020
Episode 30 - Review of 2020
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 30What is your Christmas cocktail going to be ?So this is released on Friday so we have exactly one week to get into the Christmas spiritReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationWeekly Gin Recommendation - Pitwheel Distillery Classic DryI have always been a real fan of Pitwheel distillery and it seems only fitting when reviewing 2020 to highlight this wonderful gin brand.Even though I had small batch gins it was not until I started tasting this gin that I realised how different craft gins are.This was also the first gin that I tasted neat.The nose of the gin has that familiar London Dry aroma and does not give any indication how special this gin actually is.On tasting it neat you get a dryness followed by a very, very subtle citrus flavour which reminds me of a very subtle parma violet taste on your palette.The taste is so smooth I would be quite happy to have this as a sipping gin.I tested this with Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic as usual and it created a very pleasant G&T. It would work well with a standard light tonic or Elderflower. It may even work with a hibiscus based tonic given that this is one of the key botanicals.This definitely has the smoothness for a dry martini but would not work for me personally.The palette is quite delicate so I would be careful what I paired it with cocktail wise. Maybe a lime based Tom Collins would be a good call.This is a gin which will be added to my long list of gin wants and is not on my gin shelf yet but I anticipate it will be in the future finances permitting2020 ReviewMerry ChristmasSo I thought I would review the year and wish you a very Merry Christmas all at the same time.So before I review the year I would like to thank all of you for taking your valuable time to listen in to me and my guests.I have managed to connect quite a few people together this year and I am really pleased about that.NegativityThere has been some negativity, especially related to Vanessa @nessejay91 who got here account shutdown for a while due to an unnecessary investigation because she was reported for impersonating somebody.Also Kate from @sipandshareuk had a troll which caused her no end of issues on some of her lives.I am glad to say that both of them talked about this and showed such strength through all of this and I am so proud of both of them.I am also so pleased that they hooked up and are doing a live with Charles and Mike on Monday 21st December 2020 at 20:00 which is really exciting.2020 ReviewSo now I wanted to look back at the guests that I have had on the show.Nikki Mendes @theonlywayisginNikki Mendes was my first guest and she was planning to get her gin school, signature gin and distillery...
Episode 29 - Your Christmas Day Challenge
Dec 11 2020
Episode 29 - Your Christmas Day Challenge
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 29ChristmasPlease support your local or favourite distilleries. Mine are growing by the day !!Stockport Gin - their lockdown boxes are amazing as well as their gin filled baubles. Lots of things selling out so be quick. They have loads of gifts from stocking fillers, secret Santa's gifts, to luxury gift boxes, glasses, mugs and much more!The Edge Gin - great offers for their gins as well as liqueurs, glasses and chocolates. Lockdown 2 offer and Free Shipping over £40Pitwheel Distillery - new Orange and Ginger gin as well as all their old favouritesThe Gower Gin Company - 6 of their gins all in one box, Sloe Gin and festive 3 (Sloe Gin, Bara Brith and Pinwydd)Massingberd-Mundy get a £10 voucher backReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationWeekly Gin Recommendation - The Only Way Is GinI have been a fan of this brand before it even started to produce gin because Nikki Mendes starred on episode 7 of the showI was so excited despite the pandemic and the delays this caused that Nikki finally managed to release her gin.I wanted to show my support so I bought two miniatures.I really like this idea because it gives you a chance to properly review the gin.I was also interested to see if I could taste the elongation of flavour to the poppy seeds.The nose of the gin has very delicate aroma of the orange blossomThe tasting profile starts dry followed by a sweet elongated taste with delicate citrus notes, culminating in heat from the alcohol before going dry at the back end of the profile.The taste neat is very delicate and surprisingly sweet. It is even more pleasant when an ice cube was added.As usual I tested with Mediterranean tonic and this is where this gin comes into it’s own.It is a really pleasant sweet, delicately citrus based G&T and one of those bottles that you can always count on to give to friends or family or have a cheeky G&T yourself.I would definitely serve with pink grapefruit and plenty of ice as I think this would take the flavour profile to a whole new level. It is a bit like adding blueberries to BrockmansThis gin is smooth enough for a dry martini but would not work in my opinionI could however see this in an Expresso Martini or a Pornstar Martini and I really like the clover club or bramble serves on the website.If you are looking for a staple gin for G&T with potential for cocktails then this is the gin for you.It is definitely being added to my long list of gin wants.Are you Up for a Christmas Day Challenge ?You also have two weeks to work out what your Christmas cocktail is going to beThere have been some great ones on InstagramI have been looking round for inspiration to see what you...
Episode 28 - Charlie and Mike from Charles and Mike Distilling
Dec 4 2020
Episode 28 - Charlie and Mike from Charles and Mike Distilling
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 28Maidstone DistilleryDiscovered through Tammy @forcocktailsakeHappy Thanksgiving PostGeorge Bishop London Dry which boast 15 botanics and a warm Mediterranean orange combine with delicate spiceRanscombe Wild Small Batch Gin - floral notes on the nose are deceptive, as at first sip descends into dark pine forrest notesSharps Toffee Liqueur - based on toffee created by grocery shop Edward SharpBlack FridayHope you got a good Black Friday dealStockport Gin had some great deals and I managed to bag three bottles on Black Friday - 25% offLavaspirits had some great deals with 20% offThe Only Way Is Gin had some good deal with 15% offChristmasPlease support your local or favourite distilleries. Mine are growing by the day !!Stockport Gin - their lockdown boxes are amazing as well as their gin filled baubles. Lots of things selling out so be quick. They have loads of gifts from stocking fillers, secret Santa's gifts, to luxury gift boxes, glasses, mugs and much more!The Edge Gin - great offers for their gins as well as liqueurs, glasses and chocolates. Lockdown 2 offer and Free Shipping over £40Pitwheel Distillery - new Orange and Ginger gin as well as all their old favouritesThe Gower Gin Company - 6 of their gins all in one box, Sloe Gin and festive 3 (Sloe Gin, Bara Brith and Pinwydd)Massingberd-Mundy get a £10 voucher backReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationWeekly Gin Recommendation - Lind & Lime Gin from the Leith DistilleryI was introduced to this gin by Brit from The Botanical Trading Company. It was my November box.For some reason whenever I get citrus gin I think it is going to be too full or sugar or it will be so citrus that the juniper will just get lost.I should not really think like this the l’Orange gin from The Edge Gin or Twist of Lime from Stockport gin.So I have to say initially I was a tad disappointed when I received this. I had an initial taste and can say that this pre-conception was misguided because it was absolutely lovely.As you will see this is very versatile gin with the martini’s I will be putting out this week.The nose of the gin is a subtle limeThe flavour profile is...
Episode 27 - Tammy Jackson from @forcocktailsake
Nov 27 2020
Episode 27 - Tammy Jackson from @forcocktailsake
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 27CollaborationIt was lovely to see that Kate from Sip and Share and Brit from The Botanical Trading Company were getting together for some sensational offers.The Botanical Trading CompanyThis months bottle is Lind & Lime gin from Port Leith DistilleryLovely Lime based gin. I tried in a Tom Collins over the weekend and it was lovely.ChristmasPlease support your local or favourite distilleries. Mine are growing by the day !!Stockport Gin - their lockdown boxes are amazing as well as their gin filled baublesThe Edge Gin - great offers for their gins as well as liqueurs, glasses and chocolates. Lockdown 2 offer and Free Shipping over £40Pitwheel Distillery - new Orange and Ginger gin as well as all their old favouritesThe Gower Gin Company - GŴYR Six Pack - 6 of their gins all in one box, Sloe Gin and festive 3 (Sloe Gin, Bara Brith and Pinwydd)Massingberd-Mundy get a £10 voucher backReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationWeekly Gin Recommendation - Lava Spirits Coffee GinI take one sip and I am in Florence in Tuscany. I have just come across the bridge as the sun is setting and settled down in a nice cafe in the city.There is lots of hustle and bustle but I am I am having this gin and savouring a moment.The nose of this gin is initially a London Dry but very soon the aroma turns to coffee.The coffee is just so naturally sweet and I have not tasted coffee flavour like this since I last visited Small Batch in Worthing @sbcrworthing.The flavour profile starts with a smooth coffee taste which then goes to a sweeter coffee flavour.This is followed by juniper on your palette and then finally a resurgence of coffee.I cannot believe how two strong flavours like juniper and coffee can be fused together and that this only took 18 months. The fusion of these two flavours is magnificent and quite simply is a feat of taste engineering.I paired this with a Mediterranean tonic to test it as a long serve. Given the flavour profile I should have probably broken with testing protocol and gone with one of Coca Cola’s dark spirit mixers as Laura suggested.The possibilities of this drink really lie with mixologists in my opinion. Obvious choices are an espresso martini but I think this would be a fantastic...
Episode 26 - Paul from Stockport Gin
Nov 20 2020
Episode 26 - Paul from Stockport Gin
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 26The Only Way Is GinIt was official on Monday 16th November 2020 the only way is gin gin went livePremium in taste with an understated flamboyance.9 natural botanicals are carefully selected to produce a smooth and sophisticated dry gin.Exotic and sweet, first the aroma of orange blossom.The fresh citrus burst.Poppy seeds provide a long, lingering finish.Serve with a slice of pink grapefruit to create the perfect gin and tonic.Congratulations Nikki so pleased for you.Christmas GiftsPlease support your local and favourite distilleries for Christmas.Massingberd-Mundy - meet the family back £5 gets you their two sensation gins. Order one of the main gins and get a £10 voucher per order.The Edge Gin has a lockdown offer at the moment lockdown2 and if you spend £40 or above get free shipping. Mulled Pear.Pitwheel Distillery - orange and ginger gin sounds like a great winter warmer for the Christmas periodOtterbeck Distillery have got a few lovely gifts of coasters and glasses as well as their signature cotton gin and limited edition winter cotton ginStockport Gin - bauble selections are a back but stock is going fast and they have great lockdown bundles 3 gins for £100 or 4 gins and 8 tonics for £140I'm so tempted by the The Gower Gin Company GŴYR Six PackSubscriptionsCraft Gin ClubThe Botanical Trading CompanyGin To My TonicWith so many Christmas markets cancelled the Gin To My Tonic are having a virtual GinMas on 4-6th DecemberGo to https://thegintomytonic.com/shop/virtual-christmas-market/ to find out moreIt cost £10.00 or if you order GinMas 5cl samples then you can get admission free.LAW GinIf there is a UK distributor who wishes to bring LAW gin to the UK then please get in touch with me or with LAW gin directly.It would be great to get this in the UK’s hands for Christmas !!Cheshire Mobile BarsDon’t want to shake your own cocktails on Christmas Day but you want extra special drink ? Why not checkout
Episode 25 - Harry and Victoria from Cheshire Mobile Bars
Nov 13 2020
Episode 25 - Harry and Victoria from Cheshire Mobile Bars
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 25Christmas GiftsPlease support your local distilleries for Christmas. There are so many lovely Christmas ideas. I'm so tempted by the The Gower Gin Company GŴYR Six PackStockport Gin - bauble selections are a back and they have great lockdown bundlesDon’t want to shake your own cocktails on Christmas Day but you want extra special drink ? Why not checkout Cheshire Mobile Bars national cocktail delivery service. Proper professional bartender cocktails sent directly to your door !! Want to know more continue listening to this podcast.I also got sent a gift from a friend for my birthday coming up next week @murphysgin. I posted about it in the week. The flavours sound amazing original, orange and passionfruit and pomegranate and kaffir lime.SubscriptionsCraft Gin ClubThe Botanical Trading CompanyGin To My TonicWith so many Christmas markets cancelled the Gin To My Tonic are having a virtual GinMas on 4-6th DecemberGo to https://thegintomytonic.com/shop/virtual-christmas-market/ to find out moreIt cost £10.00 or if you order GinMas 5cl samples then you can get admission free.The Only Way Is GinIf you sign up to her e-mail list then you can get 10% over the weekend.It will be officially available on Monday 16th November.Congratulations Nikki so please for you.LAW GinThank you for joining me last week. I really enjoyed it. You have also made a deep impression on me.Your gin should be the go to for Dirty Martini. It is made for it !!!If there is a UK distributor who wishes to bring LAW gin to the UK then please get in touch with me or with LAW gin directly.It would be great to get this in the UK’s hands for Christmas !!!ReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationThe Edge Gin - London DryThis has been on my recommendation list for a long time. For some reason it slipped through but not this week.As you know Merlin the wizard from Alderley Edge get on very well although we are missing each other in lockdown as he has been forbidden to allow me to apparate to his thatch.We are able to talk on the Wizard Gin Network but like Zoom it is not the same as meeting in
Episode 24 - Luna and Alexander from LAW Gin
Nov 6 2020
Episode 24 - Luna and Alexander from LAW Gin
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 24ChristmasPlease support your local distilleries for Christmas. Would it not be nice to buy a little gift.There are so many distilleries to choose from.Maybe you also want to get into the Christmas spiritsWhat about The Edge Gin Mulled Pear ?Or the Pitwheel Distillery oak aged Orange and Ginger ?The Botanical Trading CompanyIt was really nice to talk to Brit last week about her new subscription serviceI really love the fact that she uses shipping packaging which is 100% recyclable and biodegradeableI also love the fairness and the trade with the distiller who gets showcased for a month as well as getting a fair trade price for their ginSo much so that I have decided that I can’t justify two gin subscriptions and that based on the environmental impact and the fairness to the distiller I am stopping my craft gin club membership and moving to The Botanical Trading CompanyThe Gin To My TonicWith so many Christmas markets cancelled the Gin To My Tonic are having a virtual GinMas on 4-6th DecemberGo to https://thegintomytonic.com/shop/virtual-christmas-market/ to find out moreIt cost £10.00 or if you order GinMas 5cl samples then you can get admission free.ReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationMassingberd Mundy - Marie JeanneTheir second gin is named after Marie-Jeanne Rapigeon of Versailles.She was bold, beautiful and brought Parisian elegence to the Lincolnshire Wolds.So I was slightly concerned that I had been gifted a gin which had to live up to the reputation of 400 years of the Massingberd-Mundy estate, be as good as Burrell’s gin and resonate a bit of Parisien glamour.Nose - the nose has a freshness to it and an undertone of berries and an earthy aroma, which I have to admit I asked Tristan to help me with, it was the Cassia Bark and the Orris Root.The flavour profile is stunning. It starts with a juniper dryness then builds to a fruity sweetness before the heat of the alcohol takes over then a burst of the berries and then fades to a similar juniper dryness again. The after taste is dry but still with the berry undertones.Add tonic to it and it becomes even more alive. The tonic seems to accentuate the berry taste. Like the Burrell’s there is definitely a dry finish but the berry element is where it really stands out for me.I used a Mediterranean tonic but this would work with any light tonic standard or Elderflower.This is great as dry martini especially with a bit of Starlino Rosso VermouthI think this would be great in cocktails especially those that are berry based or Prosecco based !!! I would steer clear of other bold flavours though...
Episode 23 - Brit Jones from The Botanical Trading Company
Oct 30 2020
Episode 23 - Brit Jones from The Botanical Trading Company
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 23#nippleinatippleSeen a lot of posts but would nice to see some more.I finally did my posts. Still time to do one quickly before the end of the month.Thank you to Bev @gin_meets_girl for setting this upNovemberWhat is happening in November. If you have got anything that you are setting up other than Movember then drop me a line and let me know.Kate @sipandshareukI had a lovely time with Kate last week. Please checkout her website and consider being a member to get some great discounts.I have also been trying to think a bit more how I want people to feel this week in my posts. WIP.I wish Kate all the luck with the halloween party on Saturday night.ReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationWeekly Gin Recommendation - The Gower Gin Company RhosiliThe only problem with buying gins for review sometimes they stay in a drawerWhen they are flat packed they are even harder to findI cannot believe I deprived myself of this gorgeous ginRhosili is such a beautiful part of the world and a place I absolutely adore. The landscape is green and lush and the coastal paths are amazing.So I imagine myself looking out towards the sea and I can see the worms head. Which is an island just off the coast which looks like a worms head.I pour Rhosili into my glassThe nose of the gin reminds me of the freshness of the coast with undertones of limeThe flavour profile is dry initially with a burst of sweetness followed by lime taste which remains through the flavour profile then goes sweet. At 45% this is strong but you would not know it.It is such a refreshing taste and even better when you add tonic.For my test I paired with Mediterranean tonic but any light tonic would be fine.I would love to try this as a dry martiniI am also dying to try this in a gin based Mojito I was not expecting this to taste so fresh and so MoorishIt just had to be my weekly recommendation and definitely goes up the buying list.Brit Jones from The Botanical Trading CompanyHow does Brit fit it all in ?Brit works for a large high street bank2 year old daughter, very busy, has ballet lessons, swimming lessons, likes the outdoors, arts and crafts and her best friend is their little dogShe fits The Botanical Trading Company into early mornings, weekends and evening after her daughter goes to bed.How did you start journey with gin ?Always been gin fan. Started to love gin when became exposed to craft ginOpportunity to meet small batch distillers. Husband works in spirit industry and creates bespoke glass packagingHe started to speak to a lot of other distillers.Why Gin ?Gin is a bit more personal because family based distillersThere is a passion behind creation of ginInteresting and inspirationalExciting and funHow do you enjoy gin ?G&T kind of...
Episode 22 - Kate Carney from Sip and Share
Oct 23 2020
Episode 22 - Kate Carney from Sip and Share
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsWelcomeHello and Welcome to Episode 22#nippleinatippleSeen a lot of posts but would nice to see some more.I appreciate that I have not yet but I do intend to very soonPaul @theginguideGreat time with the legend that is Paul at The Gin Guide. Cannot wait till next year to hear all about the nominees for the awardsReviewReviews really help the podcast in a given podcast directory. So if you did have a chance to review the podcast I would be most gratefulWeekly Gin RecommendationMasons Dry Yorkshire Gin - Tea EditionGot given this by a friend for helping them put up their children's trampoline.So not sure that I would have chosen this.Nose - traditional London Dry maybe with a vague sense of citrusFlavour profile - Lemon zest followed by citrus heat followed by juniper at the back endLovely with a Mediterranean tonic. Would be great with light standard premium tonic. Think would also work with Elderflower. Delicate flavour.Pretty smooth but not sure would work for me personally in a dry Martini. You would have to be careful in cocktails. May work with a heavily lemon based cocktail possibly.My recommendation for a lovely refreshing G&T.Kate Carney from Sip and ShareWhat attracted you to marketing in the first place ?Not attraction. In the blood since birthGrew up in parents advertising and design agencyWhen at university marketing management just felt naturalWhy change to small business / entrepreneurial ?Had agency since 2011 and spent a lot of time travelling around country.Decided after Nan passed away decided that wanted to stay close to home because young family and house in need of refurbishmentSo Kate thought Where can have biggest impact ? Made choice to work with small business and base herself at home permanently.What makes a social media account stand out ?Be consistentDifferent ways to be consistentSame type of photos takenShow off your personality and let world inBeing authentic. Connects you to people who are potential customers on a human levelThe ability to be your true selfWhat do I want some to think, feel, say, do ?You need to know how you want someone to feel first. Once you answer that question you can decide on how to put together the right photo / text etcMarketing is not easy. Being consistent is not easy in the context of how you want someone to feel and what you want someone to say behind your back.If you are honest with those answers give you an understanding on the brand you want to create and the content you put out there.This strategic stuff which shapes the brand is what Kate is all aboutHow can distilleries can stand out ?Moving into and through not just showing a bottle.Kate had a client who had coaches. In order to showcase them on social media she said we can’t show coaches. We need to show lifestyle content showing people having a great...
Episode 21 - Paul Jackson - The Gin Guide
Oct 16 2020
Episode 21 - Paul Jackson - The Gin Guide
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsHello and Welcome to Episode 21.Nipple In A TippleFantastic chance for the instagram community to raise awareness for breast cancerOctober is breast cancer month.This was created by Bev @gin_meets_girl, my Instagram shoutout a couple of weeks ago.Spread the word about breast awareness and monthly checks.So the challenge runs throughout OctoberCome up with booby inspired drinks and cocktailsNothing is off limits whether it’s a G&T with a cherry on top or full on fancy pants cocktail.Post to #nippleinatipple@coppafeelpeople just givingPlease have a look at @gin_meets_girl profile and share the #nippleinatipple post.ReviewsPodcast directory reviews are really important to help the podcast reach more people.If you do have an opportunity to take the time to do a review I would be most grateful.Events#SmallGinSeptember - special thank you again to Vanessa @nessejay91 for setting this up.If you have an event that you would like me to mention then please get in touch.Weekly Gin RecommendationMy Weekly Recommendation - Massingberd-Mundy Burrells ginFocussing on your heritage is a good brand story because you have something solid to base it on. It also gives natural prestige to what it is that your selling.The flip side of that is that you have to actually produce something that is worth of that prestige.The Massingberd-Mundy bases their story around the South Ormsby estate which was purchased in 1638 from the Skipwiths by Sir Drayner Massingberd.The South Ormsby estate was held for 400 years by the Massingberd’s who became Massingberd-Mundy in the 19th century.This is where the Massingberd-Mundy distillery takes it’s name.Head Distiller Tristan Jorgensen took on the mantle of producing this gin. He wanted a juniper led, traditional London DryThe nose is really interesting. There is a freshness to it. Almost a sweetness to the aroma along with a zestiness too.The flavour profile is breathtaking. You instantly get the juniper and dryness hitting you, then you get a citrus flavour followed by a sweetness followed by a bit of heat before the flavour drops off ever so slowly.The whole profile is so smooth. So smooth I would be happy to have this as a sipping gin. I don’t often say that.I tried this with my normal Mediterranean tonic and I have to say that this really enhanced the flavour even further. I would say there is a dryness to the gin which normally would niggle me, like a Negroni does, but in this case it adds to the experience.I think it would work with any light...
Episode 20 - Where do you go to find out more about distilleries ?
Oct 9 2020
Episode 20 - Where do you go to find out more about distilleries ?
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsHello and Welcome to Episode 20.Small Gin SeptemberBrainchild of Vanessa @nessejay91.We have had Anfield Gin, The Wandering Bartender, Lava Spirits, Massingberd Mundy and finally Viper GinSo glad Vanessa decided to do a 5th week. Viper Gin was a really good week. Really enjoyed the cocktail creation and looking forward to receiving my runner up prize.Congratulations to Carole @grandmasginparlour and Kerri @glassofgin_packetofseeds Nipple In A TippleThis was created by @gin_meets_girl, my Instagram shoutout a couple of weeks ago.She works in an NHS breast departmentFantastic chance for the instagram community to raise awareness for breast cancerRemember early diagnosis saves livesOctober is breast cancer month. Monthly breast check is keySo the challenge runs throughout OctoberCome up with booby inspired drinks and cocktailsNothing is off limits whether it’s a G&T with a cherry on top or full on fancy pants cocktail.Spread the word about breast awareness and monthly checks. Post to #nippleinatipple@coppafeelpeople just givingPlease have a look at @gin_meets_girl profile and share the #nippleinatipple post.Weekly Gin RecommendationWeekly Gin Recommendation - Lava Spirits Coffee Orange GinThis is my favourite of Lava Spirits two gins. I think it is because Laura has successfully manage to harness 3 very bold flavours into a beautifully blended gin with juniper, orange and coffee.The nose of the gin is unmistakably orange with coffee undertonesWhen Laura was on the podcast in episode 11 she explained how important it is to get the roasting of the coffee right. She has absolutely hit the perfect sweet spot. The coffee taste is not bitter but naturally sweet.This expertly blended, sweet coffee taste forms the first part of the flavour profile, it is followed by a beautiful orange flavour,...
Episode 19 - How can we best help distilleries ?
Oct 2 2020
Episode 19 - How can we best help distilleries ?
Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will igniteNewsHello and Welcome to Episode 19.Small Gin SeptemberBrainchild of Vanessa @nessejay91. We have had Anfield Gin, The Wandering Bartender, Lava Spirits, Massingberd Mundy and finally Viper GinSo glad Vanessa decided to do a 5th week. It has really beneficial and worthwhile and I would like to than Laura at Lava Spirits for my prize for being runner up in the cocktail competition. I am not sure what to do with my gins yet.Very excited to see what happens with Viper Gin this week.Weekly Gin RecommendationWeekly Gin Recommendation - BrockmansBrockmans has been recommended to me at least twice on the podcast as a favourite drink and so I decided that I had to get some.I now know what they mean because the 10 years they took to perfect the recipe was totally worth it.Nose - The nose is just berry but you can tell that this is no ordinary berry (blueberry and blackberry), not just because it has alcohol in it, although that helps, but because the nose Flavour - The flavour profile is complex and it almost has a double dryness to it, although I think the second dry flavour is probably the coriander. The flavour profile starts with very dry which I think is the juniper. This is followed by a strong berry taste from the blueberries and blackberries which then is followed by the coriander dryness briefly before finally sweetening out to a beautiful subtle blueberry and blackberry taste which is sweet probably due to the orange peel. Normally any taste after that is dry but you just get left with sweet berry after tones. I think the perfect pairing for me is with Mediterranean tonic but I would strongly urge you not to forget the blueberries. I am not really one for garnish in my G&T but this really accentuates the taste.The suggested serving is with 2 blueberries and some pink grapefruit peel but I think you can quite easily go to 5 blueberries to accentuate the taste.I think this would work with any standard light premium tonic including Elderflower. I would not go for anything stronger thoughtA Brockmans dry martini sounds decadent and like heaven. I will be trying this in the next few weeks so will let you know.I think Brockmans would work well in cocktails although personally unless I could make the cocktail enhance the amazing flavour profile I would favour it in a G&T.How can we best help distilleries ?Inspired this week by speaking to a distillerMakes...