• Cocktails

    Easy Sloe Gin Cocktails

    Sloe gin cocktails are the perfect autumnal tipple. And while homemade sloe gin is delightful on its own. Its russet ruby colour twinkling in a glass reflecting firelight from a roaring fire, together with its almond bitterness and sweet smoothness are evocative of winter cosiness, particularly now that the clocks have turned back and the nights are drawing in. If you fancy taking your sloe gin to further heights of rich winter fruitiness then these easy sloe gin cocktails are just for you. Simple to make with no complicated ingredients to hunt down online or in the supermarket.

  • York Gin
    Gin,  Reviews

    York Gin Review

    Veni! Vidi! Bibi! I came! I saw! I drank! If ever a gin distillery was steeped in history, it is the York Gin Company. How the York Gin Company came about has a Chaucerian feel to it. Four friends ‘hatched’ the idea for a gin in a pub, at least two of them were landlords, another had a taste for fine food and drink. By coincidence, unbeknown to them, a fifth friend was also hatching a plot to produce a York gin too.

  • Janet Peachey
    Meet the Distiller

    Janet Peachey

    I recently had the pleasure of meeting Janet Peachey of Peachey’s Norfolk Dry Gin at her distillery deep in the Norfolk countryside. Janet is something of a flavour expert. Her experience in concocting preserves and liqueurs means she doesn’t hang about when it comes to marrying flavours together. Her touch is swift and sure. A lot of heart goes into the making of her gins and liqueurs and it shows.