We love Gin, and I’m guessing you love Gin too since you are reading this. We are meeting more and more people that love Gin. It seems as though everyone knows someone these days that loves Gin. It is now the time of year where everyone is thinking what to get friends and family as […]
Even though I have been mostly focused on acquiring different bottles of GIN this year, and doing my own tastings and self education, I have made it out to a few bars. I have found that GIN is growing in popularity in New Zealand and several bars have made and effort to either grow their […]
This week we did a tasting of the Navy Strength Gins we have. Since they are very strong I would suggest we try this again in a month or so, and possibly do it blind to see if we can replicate these results. The standout was Perry’s Tot, with its bold and punchy character. The […]
Since starting an Instagram account in the last month I have been sampling more gin. Just for the photos, and flavours of course. I have found this a fun way to share the journey and discovery of gin with others. Check me out at http://instagram.com/ginzealand I want to blog more but find at the end […]
On February 2 the Englishman is jetting to Trinidad and Tobago, a twin island country off the coast of Venezuela. There he will compete in the Angostura Global Cocktail, competing alongside some of the best bartenders in the world for US$10,000. Born and raised in London, Attfield now lives in Eden Terrace. He arrived in […]
Back in May when coming back through duty free at Auckland International Airport I came across a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition. At the time Star of Bombay had just been released and it looked very much like this bottle I ended up purchasing. I asked the guy at the duty free store if […]
I picked up a bottle of Fords Gin at Brisbane Duty Free in Australia when I was leaving on Saturday. Today I had a bit of a tasting. Found that Fords has more of an oily resiny juniper character than the likes of Gordon’s and Beefeater. When I tasted it beside Tanqueray 10 and Tanqueray […]
It’s been a couple of months since I’ve been through the duty free stores at Auckland International Airport, but boy have things changed. Below are new gins I haven’t seen before at duty free, including a New Zealand made gin I wasn’t aware of – Ariki.
Check out this awesome Gin event in London. I’d love to visit this next year. But how could you try 24 Gins in a day? ;-)) Guess you would have to visit both days of the weekend. Thank you for everyone who came to Junipalooza 2015 at the Vinyl Factory in Soho. Hosted by Gin […]
I came across this interesting blog post about gin in the past in Christchurch Exploring Christchurch’s past through archaeology Nevertheless, the following are some of the brands and types of gin we’ve come across so far during our work here in Christchurch.