I love thee, my sweet chuck, and gin
I go not with thee to that same Blue Boar thou mayst call me a heathen.
More than 16 million bottles of gin
, worth PS413 million, were sold in the 12 weeks to the end of December - an extra three and a half million bottles bought or 28 per cent in volume on the 2016 festive season.
There are now more gin
drinkers than ever with new flavours and colours getting people's attention - especially after a huge NEED for pink gin
Over the weekend, The Gin
Society brought its popular touring festival to Teesside University Students' Union.
This is Burleighs' second World Gin
Day Festival and will feature Burleighs Gin
, Charnwood Brewery and Fever-Tree for an eclectic mix of live music, DJs, craft beer and street food.
Gateshead's Steampunk Ltd, based just a stone's throw from Antony Gormley's world-famous sculpture, has come up with a new gin
to mark the Angel's 20th anniversary.
Figures from the Government's HMRC (Revenue and Customs) show that the number of gin
distilleries in the UK has risen to more than 300 - twice as many as there were five years ago.
Among the brands said by the article to be manufactured largely south of the border or abroad are Tyree Gin
, Barra Atlantic Gin
, Glasgow Gin
, Dundee Gin
and Shetland's Blackwood Gin
distillers are springing up everywhere, exotic cocktails are being mixed and there are lots of opportunities to enjoy your favourite tipple in fun ways.
Try the Gin
& Posh, a grown-up mix of Hendrick's, grapefruit, cucumber, pink peppercorn and vilarnau Cava (PS7.
In an interview with The Guardian, Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, said, "The quality of the gin
combined with the worlds love for brand Britain has seen British gin
breaking records both at home and abroad.
James Nicol, who founded the gin
, came up with the idea on a visit to Japan to his 'Uncle Nic', as he knows him, a man much more widely known as C W Nicol, the author of Moving Zen: Karate as a Way To Gentleness, a bestselling book that made James's uncle a famous star in Japan.
After the advent calendars filled with little bottles of gin
, wine and prosecco, now you can hang them from the branches of your tree.
lovers are in luck as many of the gins
are award-winning and they will be priced at or under PS20.
Among them, Johdi Dinsdale stood out from the pack of gin