Fancy a Shoogle – Gin.

There were a few new Scottish Gins born during 2020. One Scottish Gin that took my attention was Shoogle Gin. After not blogging for a while I decided to pick up the pen again and get in touch with head of the Shoogle Gin Family and find out a bit more behind the brand. Mrs…

Something Blue this Sunday?

I originally met McLeans Gin at Scot Gin Fest in The Caves, in Edinburgh’s Old Town in 2018. My gin taste have evolved and developed since then so I decided to revisit this gin participating in an online Big Saturday Night In Gin tasting with McLeans Gin hosted by Jaro Design. This is a small…

Gin is the new Black – Black Thistle.

I have previously mentioned attending a Scottish Gin Festival in Dunfermline at Carnegie Hall just before lockdown in early 2020. There were a few of my favourite distillers present and I also discovered Black Thistle Distillery. A relative new comer to the gin world I asked them to answer a few questions for my blog….

#FifeonFridays – Artisan Fridays

Lockdown 2020 was a neatly summed up with the message “Stay Home, Save Lives, Protect the NHS“. This gave clear and certain boundaries defining the way the majority of us have lived our lives for the past 3 months. As we move forward into Phases 2, 3 and beyond following the guidance of stay safe,…

#10things about Jaro Design Studio.

Jaro Design Studio is an interior design company that is based in the Market Town of Strathaven. I became aware of this company by way of their speciality gins and gin gift sets. They no doubt came on to my horizon by the power of Instagram and the Gin Community. I took a little time…

Gym life v Gin Life – Minus 33

I have had life long battle with empty calories. I would rather eat calories not drink them. Or even not eat them if I happen to be on a slimming mission. This is the reason I prefer a good Gin and Tonic than a cocktail. Never been one for a glass of fresh orange or…

Life on Pause with The Gin Bothy

In my view The Gin Bothy has one of the┬ámost iconic gin bottles on the market. Gin Bothy Gunshot is also one of the┬ámost iconic Scottish Gins. I met The Gin Bothy at a Scottish Gin Festival in Summer 2019 (Its Gin Time in Kirkcaldy) and loved to hear their story. I followed up with…

Gin Lovers Retreat – Wild Thyme Spirits

I recently fell in love with Colonsay Gin Colouring Competition and realised it was a gin I had not yet tried. While I plan to rectify that Wild Thyme Spirits agreed to answer a set of my questions.  So now follows the interesting story behind this family business. ” In August 2016, we – husband and…

#Scotland on Sunday with Stirling Gin.

Tell me a little about Stirling Gin and the team involved.  After hosting one of the first ever Scottish Gin festivals (Stirling Gin Festival) in 2014, Cameron McCann realised that there were gins from across ten countries but nothing from Stirling. So along with June his wife they set about rectifying this. Early in 2015…

Tuesday Tipples from The Grail Doune.

I mentioned on Twitter that I consider myself an advocate of all things gin and small businesses. Put them together and add in some whisky and you get Jen and Rachel from The Grail Doune. Whether you are contemplating what to buy for your miniature monday or tuesday tipple you should take a look at…

#10things about The Wandering Bartender

If you are into Scottish Gin or Gin Cocktails then a person to check out on Instagram is The Wandering Bartender.  Many of you probably follow him already thanks to some amazing competitions (one earlier this year was with some of other of my fave gin buddies.) This Friday you should give his page a…

Spotlight Sunday focus on Edinburgh Lockdown Economy

Two people that are bucking the trendy by starting a new company during lockdown and also helping support many small local Edinburgh businesses are Harry and Tom – owners of Edinburgh Lockdown Economy website.  This is a special sunday focus on this website proving a great success. If you have not taken a look yet…