Category Archives: Gin Reviews

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin Review – A walk on the windy side

Sometimes it can be hard work trying to find the specific botanicals used to create a gin. The Botanist Islay Dry Gin is different. It “wears it’s heart on it sleeve” and it’s “botanicals on it’s bottle”. As the packaging … Continue reading

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Penny Supermarkt – San Fabio Italian Dry Gin review

I have a bunch of lovely expensive gins to review, but today it’s time for the San Fabio Italian Dry Gin from German discount supermarket Penny. This gin is, at the moment at least, a special edition alternative to their … Continue reading

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Lidl Sturmflut London Dry Gin Review – A drop too much

Sturmflut is a London Dry Gin sold by the Lidl here in Germany. The English translation of the name, as you may have already guessed, is Stormflood. The name commemorates those events that have affected, in particular, the northern parts … Continue reading

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Aldi “Oliver Cromwell” London Dry Gin Review – Don’t believe the hype

A while back, Aldi made a bit of a splash with their own brand gins. Trawling through the internet I see that the gin has received a number Silver or Bronze Medals from the International Wine & Spirit Competition from … Continue reading

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Whitby Dry Gin Review – “Where Land Meets Sea”

If you are going to create a British regional gin-brand then there are probably no better place to use than Whitby. This old fishing village has pretty much everything. From a historic perspective there is Whitby Abbey, home to St. … Continue reading

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Tanqueray Lovage London Dry Gin Review – The Maggie Smith of Gins ?

You have to feel a little sorry for Tanqueray, the gin brand owned by the drinks-giant Diageo. They have been producing the eponymous gin since Charles Tanqueray came up with a cunning plan in 1830. Their Tanqueray No.10 gin is for … Continue reading

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Siegfried Rheinland Dry Gin Review – something to sing about ?

I rarely start a gin review by having to reveal my ignorance on the finer points of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle (or more correctly Der Ring des Nibelungen), but today I need to make an exception. You see today’s handcrafted … Continue reading

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Orson’s London Dry Gin Review –

For many people 2017 has been an Annus Horriblis, however on the plus side it has been a bumper year for gin. Perhaps the two events are related. Keen to cash in on this boom, many supermarkets have launched or re-launched … Continue reading

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Wint and Lila London Dry Gin Review – An imaginative history

If you like a good historical yarn, then today’s gin will be of interest. This is the Wint & Lila London Dry Gin, made by the “Famous East India Company Wint and Lila” to celebrate the marriage, on 25th April 1645, … Continue reading

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Harahorn Norwegian Small Batch Gin – something, something, Viking, something, something

I must admit I wasn’t planning to do another gin review so soon after the last one, however last weekend was World Gin Day and needed to be celebrated as such. The gin I picked out was one I bought … Continue reading

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