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About This Gin

Ramsbury produce their own unique variety of wheat on their estate, which is then traditionally combined with water to create a clear, simple and pure spirit. With nurture and care, this grain is transformed into the gin we know and love. The great thing about Ramsbury? They don’t waste a thing. The spent grain used to create the spirit is later fed to cattle, and the waste water is filtered down into a wildlife lake.

Our Opinion

This gin is actually pretty special; it’s a classic London Dry with a new twist. The distinct taste of juniper is certainly prominent, as is the refreshingly unusual flavour of the tart quince. It’s a really warming gin, and reminds us of a comforting apple crumble or pie – perfect for the winter months! So pour yourself a Ramsbury and tonic, stick on those PJ’s, sit by the fire, and enjoy.

Out of Ten?

7

About This Gin

It took 55 attempts and a variety of combinations of a carefully chosen mix of both traditional and local botanicals to achieve the multi award winning Rock Rose Gin. Unique botanicals including Rhodiola Rosea and Rowan Berries come together to create a crisp, fruity and delicate flavour.

Our Opinion

We’d heard of Rock Rose, and it’s many accolades, yet it’s taken until now for us to try it. After a lengthy Christmas shopping trip, a Rock Rose and tonic was a no brainer, and certainly well deserved. 

It was served with a sprig of rosemary to compliment this gins earthy flavours. The juniper obviously takes a starring (but not overpowering) role, yet Rock Rose has the perfect support acts to create a gin with an enormity of flavour – it’s fruity, it’s zesty, it’s juniper-y, it’s great! It’s now a firm favourite for both of us, and those awards are very well deserved. We’re going to have to get ourselves a bottle to get us through this winter!  

Out of Ten?

8

About This Gin

Rubi bar is an amazing gin bar nestled away in the centre of Barcelona. They do not just serve up your bog standard gins either, they brew their own, with countless flavours available. It’s a bar with a great atmosphere and definitely worth a visit for all you gin lovers out there.

Our Opinion

We had to try one, or maybe two of their home made artisan gins, but the vast choice tripped us up, there were too many to choose from! There were the usual fruity gins, and some more unusual ones, including roast potato! We opted for one tomato and basil, and one almond. 

The tomato gin was one of the most abnormal things we have ever drank. It was like drinking a soup flavoured gin, it was more like drinking a starter in a restaurant than a G&T, sorry, but we’re not fans.

As a big fan of nutty flavours, and a sucker for a Bakewell tart, this was high up on A’s list of flavours to try. Served with lemonade to bring out the taste, it had a very bold and immediately recognisable sweet and nutty flavour. It was a nice gin, however, you couldn’t drink many, the almond soon became very sickly. 

Out of Ten?

2 & 5

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