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For the Love of Gin

Hi. I’m Sue Telford, a Norfolk UK based writer, ‘ginthusiast’ and home distiller with a love of craft gin, and this is my gin blog.


Bramble cocktail
Bramble cocktail

In 2017, inspired by the craft gin revolution, I bought a tiny 4L air still, got myself licensed by HMRC, effectively turning my little 9ft by 9ft kitchen into a weekend gin distillery and set about distilling with enthusiasm. At the time I knew nothing about distilling. Although I was a keen cook in the kitchen and loved experimenting with flavours. I quickly learned through a lot of trial and error and internet research. And I’m still learning.


A basket full of herbs for gin distilling
A basket full of herbs ready for gin distilling

Crafting a good gin with carefully selected botanicals is, for me, no different to baking a cake. You wouldn’t bake a cake with inferior ingredients as you wouldn’t distil with less than great botanicals. Get it right and the result is delicious. Get it wrong and unlike baking, you can always distil it again. Oh, and I’m an avid home cocktail fan too.


For the Love of Gin is the online expression of my enthusiasm which I hope other gin lovers will find informative and enjoy reading. I am not an expert, just an amateur who likes to experiment. I enjoy sharing gin reviews, recipes and cocktails that anyone can create. And I hope you enjoy reading them too.



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This website represents my honest and independent personal views on gin. If I am sent a gin to review I will make that clear at the outset of the post. I also only review gins and products I genuinely like and would buy myself.

All content is copyright unless stated otherwise. If you do want to use any of my gin wisdom for your own use then please ask first. It is only polite and I might say yes.

There, that should do it. Now let’s get on to the gin.


For the Love of Gin


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