Jinzu – British Gin With A Japanese Twist

Jinzu redefines the boundaries of gin Jinzu is a brand new, crafted super-premium gin that challenges the norm. Created by a young bartender named Dee Davies, Jinzu is a delicately complex liquid which combines her British roots with her passion for Japan and its unique botanical selection. Blended with a hint of sake for aContinue reading “Jinzu – British Gin With A Japanese Twist”


It’s not all about alcohol on my site. Yes, the world is dominated by spirits, wine and beer, but there are a fair share of alcohol alternatives today, especially as we find more innovative ways to enjoy a drink if we are not lucky enough to leave the car behind. With this in mind, mayContinue reading “Azizi”


in·spi·ra·tion noun \ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən, -(ˌ)spi-\ : something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create : a force or influence that inspires someone : a person, place, experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or create something : a good idea Defined by Merriam-Webster,Continue reading “Stellacello”


From a customer’s point of view, you want to go for a brand that stands out to you, one that shouts “buy me!”. Poshmakers have been doing such a thing in the last few years with the release of -ish gin, accompanied by a marketing campaign that involves a lot of Soho-esque twists. But it’sContinue reading “AKA”


Lately I’ve been commissioned by a new mixer brand based in London to create a range of cocktails ready for their official launch. Duly obliging, I came up with a variety, all with different base spirits to capture a variety of moods the drink could capture. The chance to create cocktails for a brand isContinue reading “Hawkes”

‘It’s Gin-etics’ – Siblings Launch New Distillery

In spring 2014 Sibling Distillery is launching its first premium small batch Gin. Based in the Battledown area of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, the company is owned and run by four siblings, all under 23. the This young quartet has accumulated a total of over 30 years of experience in the drinks and catering industries, growing upContinue reading “‘It’s Gin-etics’ – Siblings Launch New Distillery”

G&J Distillers

Have you ever been to a distillery? Have you ever looked into your favourite brand and wondered where it comes from? Have you ever wondered if every name you see out in bars or shops comes from its own distillery? It’s probably something you wouldn’t know and to be fair not many people do. There’sContinue reading “G&J Distillers”

Thunder Tasting Notes

Catchphrases and slogans can define a brand. Budweiser is a prime example of this with their campaign back in the 90’s and early 2000’s, but smaller more unrecognised brands will launch themselves with a tag which will helpfully stick in people’s memories when browsing a bars offerings. Well here’s one – ‘The Mountain’s Best Kept Secret’ –Continue reading “Thunder Tasting Notes”

-ish and -ish Limed Tasting Notes

Do you like breaking the rules? Becoming a little naughty? Perhaps so much it’s a fetish? Whatever your answer, your sure to enjoy this rather attractive and alluring gin named -ish. This London Dry gin returns to the traditional style but comes with a twist of an extra shot of juniper. It comes without any addedContinue reading “-ish and -ish Limed Tasting Notes”