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Raise a glass to Gin!

By John, also posted in News on

Distiller John McCarthyNow, never one to need an excuse to make a cocktail, this Saturday is World Gin Day where gin lovers across the world will raise a glass to this historic and much-loved drink. I've put together a couple of my favourite gin serves to mark the occasion. We've been distilling spirits since November 2010 and in that time our Southwold-made gins have gathered an impressive collection of awards - including the prestigious Gin Trophy at the international Wine & Spirit Competition for our Copper House Gin. Our gins are made from locally-grown barley which we ferment to a brewery 'wash' at about 7% abv. This 'wash' is then distilled in our small-batch copper pot still, together with carefully selected botanicals. Our gins are naturally full of flavour, so they are delicious served simply over ice with good tonic and a slice of lime. A recent discovery is gin served with coconut water (use this is a similar quantity as you would tonic) over ice. It's deliciously tropical and glorious on a hot day. For those looking for something a little more adventurous, try these:

John Collins

2 parts Gin 1 part freshly squeezed lemon juice Half a shot of sugar syrup (or 1 water: 2 sugar) Top up with soda water.

Dirty Martini

5 parts Gin 1 part Dry Vermouth Half a part brine from olives Simply stir, strain and garnish with olive - superb!

Free Delivery on our Gins for one week only

We're offering free online delivery on all our Gins - Adnams Distilled Gin, First Rate Gin and Sloe Gin from today until midnight on Sunday 15th June to celebrate World Gin Day - so if you haven't got a bottle yet, now's your chance. Cheers!