Well hello there GIN fans.
Jason & I (Jo) hosted our first GIN infusion and Cheese night last night at La Cave a Fromage in Brighton.
'What's a GIN infusion?' I hear you say... well basically it's flavouring GIN with fruits, botanical's and other such things. It's a great way of being creative and impressing other GIN lovers in your life.
One of the better known GIN infusions is Sloe GIN. a finished London Dry GIN is infused with fresh sloe berries for a period of time until the desired flavour is achieved.
So with all things GIN in mind and some spare time on my hands I decided to get creative in our GIN kitchen.
The final instalment from Ben Leggett The History of GIN - part 3 From its discovery by the English during the Dutch War of Independence, Gin’s evolutionary journey had seen England plunge into social degeneracy on the back of Madam Geneva’s ruinous ways. But from the bottom the only way is up and thanks to time well spent in legislative rehab, gin would be reborn a new spirit. The Funeral March of Madam Geneva by John Bowles – 1751. The print shows the mock funeral procession of Madam Geneva by citizens of the St Giles slums, London The hammer finally...
The second instalment written by Ben Leggett The History of GIN - part 2 Established in 1575, the Bols Distillery in Amsterdam, Holland remains the world’s oldest surviving distillers, producing juniper spirits for almost 350 years. Originally a Flemish, protestant family by the name Belsus, they shortened their name to Bols after fleeing religious persecution from the Hapsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire. After a brief stint in Cologne where it is said they learned the skill of distillation, the newly named Bols family ending up in the outskirts of Amsterdam establishing a small distillery named Het Lootsje (“The...
We are sooo excited! Fentimans have been making the finest quality natural botanical drinks since 1905. The award winning artisanal beverages are hand crafted using their time-honoured Botanical Brewing process......and they have agreed to be Brighton GIN Clubs official tonic and mixer sponsors. They have a huge range of botanically brewed premium tonics and mixers that compliment and enhance many gins. Take a look at their range to see what you can expect to be served up at future Brighton GIN Club events by clicking here.