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Summer Cocktails with Hayman’s Gin | Gin Diaries

Ok so the weather has been up and down a lot lately, but Dr W and I haven’t been put off enjoying time on the balcony! Thanks to Hayman’s Gin we’ve been making some fun cocktails to enjoy. Hayman’s Gin dates back over 150…

August 7, 2017
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Getting Autumnal with Rock Rose | Gin Diaries

We all know I have this thing for gin. But sometimes on the cold nights of Autumn a G&T can feel a bit summery. Well.. That’s were Rock Rose Autumn Edition enters the room. Rock Rose is a premium Scottish gin made by Dunnet Bay…

November 11, 2016
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Raspberry Collins with Tanqueray | Gin Diaries

There’s nothing like a Friday night Gin cocktail. Sometimes you don’t have to go out for one either. Today I’m sharing a simple Raspberry Collins with Tanqueray recipe. I had a Mr W free evening, so I made myself this cocktail and put my…

October 28, 2016
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Discovering The Teasmith Gin | Gin Diairies

Recently I got to try some wonderful new gin emerging from the crowd, The Teasmith. Based in Scotland, they’re wanting to claim a stake in the ever expanding gin market. The Teasmith are based in rural Udny, Aberdeenshire. This part of Scotland has a…

September 2, 2016
Tonic Water Tasting at Atlas Bar Manchester
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Just the Tonic Water | Gin Diaries

When you think about gin, tonic springs to mind right?! Well most of us jump towards a tonic that merely adds nothing to their drink, but there are more ‘high end’ tonics out there now. These tonic waters are designed to compliment the gins…

July 6, 2016
Rock Rose Spring Edition Gin and Tonic
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Rock Rose Spring Edition | Gin Diaries

I am growing ever more excited by the gin scene, it’s so interesting to see the different flavours, botanicals and ideas coming out almost weekly. For this week’s new gin I have been trying Rock Rose Spring Edition Gin. The Rock Rose Spring Edition…

May 13, 2016
Chase Gin Apple Cocktail
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Chase Distillery Showcase at the Alchemist

A few weeks back I was invited to The Alchemist on New York Street to try out some concoctions from the guys at Chase Distillery. William Chase, founder of Chase Distillery is the man behind Tyrrell’s crisps, of which I was a huge fan…

April 15, 2016
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Manchester Gin Festival 2016

Another year, another Gin Festival. You probably wonder why I keep going back, but it’s such a laid back event and the new gins each year mean there’s always something different to do or try. After the first year in the Northern Quarter, the…

April 2, 2016