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Gin Ratings # 4

Posted By on June 21, 2018

A new style gin from the North-West of the USA. Aviation Gin shines if you don’t allow yourself to get caught up in the “What is a London Dry Gin?” For centuries the London style has been 90 % or more of the gins we enjoy. One of the requirements under EU regulations is the gin must be predominantly Junipers. The interpretation of predominately Junipers is rather loose and I prefer the main regulation – nothing can be added once...

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Gin Ratings # 3

Posted By on June 18, 2018

They do say if you love Scotch Whisky you will love and appreciate a good gin. The Grants family (Glenfiddich & Balvenie) seem to agree! A stunning gin from Bonnie Scotland with hints of cucumber and flowers, with a big mouthfeel. The distillery uses two stills for their botanicals recipe. Both identical recipes but, distilled separately in a Cadenhead still and a 19th centaury still. The result is wonderful. Nose: Fresh &...

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Gin Ratings # 2. Sipsmith’s

Posted By on June 12, 2018

            While being a relatively new distillery opening in 2009, this gin is traditional with plenty of Junipers and pine cone aromas. Sipsmiths was very well received at our class last week and almost scored the same as Tanqueray 10. On the nose and palate, lots of juniper with floral notes and spice. Big creamy mouthfeel. Sipping: 4.3 G & T: 3.5 I would experiment with the range of Fever tree Tonic flavors....

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Gin Ratings & Introduction

Posted By on June 7, 2018

Did you know gin is the only alcoholic drink where what we detect is completely natural? We detect what botanicals recipes are used by the various gin distilleries. Think about it. Strawberries aromas on French Pinot Noir, Orange or chocolate on a single malt whisky. In other words, the fermentation or other influences such as cask maturation or other techniques cause a reaction to all drinks. In gin you get what is in the botanical...

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June In-Store Gin Tastings

Posted By on May 19, 2018

Please join my team or myself at the stores below and sample a ” Perfect Gin & Tonic” Multiple Award Winning Portobello Road Gin, Fresh ice, Fever Tree Tonic & a Red Grapefruit garnish. What a perfect way to celebrate a hot & sunny June. Fingers crossed! Friday 12-4 June 01 Me Tantallon Saturday 12-4 June 09 Lynne Wyse Road, Dartmouth Friday 12-4 June 15 Me Bayer’s lake Thursday 3-7 June 07 Me Sackville...

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This winter I decided it was time to go back to college! I searched for months looking for an on-line course that offered more than the wide variety courses available today. I am old fashioned when it comes to learning and had a plan to study everyday through the winter in our local library. I go there a lot to think and rarely take my lap top and switch my phone to airplane mode. Just a notepad, pen and the peaceful ambience, usually...

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