Gin Magazine

Dec 2021/Feb 2022

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3 min.
let me entertain you

Since taking up the mantle as editor of Gin Magazine in September 2020, I’ve had scant opportunities to meet distillers in person or attend gin events (thanks, Covid). However, in the months since our last issue was published, the drinks world has thrown its doors open once again and the invitations to parties, product launches and other events have been coming thick and fast – this girl is still a way off being a full-blown ‘gin socialite’, but the first steps have been taken). One event I was fortunate enough to attend was hosted by Whitley Neill at the City of London Distillery and Bar, its home since early 2021. Timed to mark International Gin and Tonic Day, the party also saw the first screening of Whitley Neill’s new television adverts,…

2 min.
have yourself a very ginny christmas

1. NEW-LOOK SNOW GLOBE GIN Themed around an “enchanted Christmas”, the 2021 Gin Snow Globe from Gravity Drinks comes in a gold-foil gift box and features hand-painted illustrations showing a wintry country cottage scene. It also has a light at the base to illuminate the edible gold leaf which cascades around the globe after you shake it. Inside is an orange and gingerbread gin liqueur (20% ABV and suitable for vegans), made with cinnamon and Seville oranges. The Snow Globe Gin is available from retailers including Harvey Nichols and Very. 2. PERSONALISED GIN BOTTLES As well as “make your own gin” experiences, some brands are now offering the option to personalise a bottle of one of their corerange gins. Distilleries including Warner’s and Masons of Yorkshire will allow you to personalise a bottle…

5 min.
winter warmers

Around the Northern Hemisphere, we are once again settling into our jumpers and boots for the colder months. With the festive season looming large (however you celebrate it), it’s time to get your home ready for the occasion – and that includes your gin selection! While the warmer seasons bring a proliferation of sweeter, lighter, fruit-focused gins, winter is the time for warming spices and the complementary zest of citrus. Distillers use a variety of techniques to achieve a wintry feel in their gins, from devising brand-new seasonal recipes to infusing a flagship product with festive flavours, or barrel-ageing a gin for woody flavours and a warm hue. Whether you want something to add oomph to a mulled punch, a soothing spirit for a hot gin toddy, or a festive swap for…

3 min.
gadget or gimmick?

Many readers will be getting new gadgets for Christmas (let’s hope batteries ARE included), so I thought I’d reflect on gin- and drinks-related gizmos of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come. Drinks paraphernalia typically comes in a few categories: the utilitarian (this could be as pedestrian as a trusty citrus elbow, which is indispensable for wringing the last few drops from a lemon); the quirky or theatrical (light-up lightsaber cocktail stirrers, anyone?); or the good in theory, but poor in practice (this applies to almost all novelty-shaped ice cubes, which are usually a pain to use and melt too quickly). I asked some of my gin colleagues what gin gadgets they consider to be indispensable. Many chose a favoured spirits measure/jigger or measuring spoons, with the Oxo Mini Angled being a particular favourite. Drinks…

8 min.
for the love of gin

I’m sitting at a booth in a tastefully decorated, atmospherically lit bar near Deansgate station in Manchester, waiting for my interviewee, Seb Heeley. It’s a few minutes before the Manchester Gin co-founder bounces into view and warmly shakes my hand. He’s just about to take a seat when his fiancée and co-founder, Jen Wiggins, emerges from the direction of the still room and asks if she’ll be collecting their son from nursery that evening. Seb replies in the affirmative. They embrace and exchange an “I love you” before Jen waves a cheery goodbye at us and exits through the bar’s tall glass doors. Seb turns back to me, all smiles and Mancunian charm, then takes his seat at the end of the table. This interlude seems a fitting start to our…

7 min.
a new york state of gin

At first glance, it may seem that most of the gin distilled in New York State comes out of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. But, just as it is surprising how vast the forests are in this state, there are a surprising number of distilleries are operating in the Hudson Valley, the Finger Lakes Region and the distant cities of Rochester and Buffalo. Near the one-time Dutch colony of New Amsterdam (now Manhattan), in the one-time Dutch colony named for the village of Breukelen in the Netherlands, it is only fitting that gin is being made in homage to genever. “I always thought of the character coming from the base spirit as an additional botanical to complement the other ones,” says Brad Estabrooke, founder of Breuckelen Distilling, makers of Glorious…