We're on the final countdown now! Apologies for this being brief and to the point, but there is a lot going on at Christmas. I am sure that by now there have been many gin tipples and fizzes all over the world. What a thought! Well chin chin to our final three. Coming in at third place is the lovely Cork Dry Gin. I've been enjoying this gin since the 1980's and it truly is timeless. If you are visiting the Irish Reublic be sure to give it a try, as it can be very hard to find
And so to Gins 5 and 4 in our countdown. Gin number 5 goes to Opihr from G and J Distillers in Warrington. This really is one for all you spice lovers out there. Oriental Spiced on the label prepares you for a great hit of cardamom and pepper, alongside cumin and coriander. Other botanicals include cubeb berries, ginger and grapefruit peel. Gin number 4 is a nice Christmassy one for you. We've already had Edinburgh Gin earlier on, but I couldn't resist this little Christmas f
Gin number 7 in our list is the delicious Plymouth Gin. The Black Friars Distillery opened in 1793 and by the end of the nineteenth century was supplying over 1,000 casks of Navy Strength a year to the British Navy. It has notes of soft juniper, citrus, menthol, sage and a delicate sweetness. Other botanicals include coriander, angelica, orris root and cardamom. Number 6 in our 12 Gins of Christmas is the very popular Hendrick's from William Grant and Sons. This is a Scottish
Some of you may be wondering what has happened to the big gin countdown! Apologies, but I have had a problem with my site for the last few days so here comes number 10, 9 and 8 all together. Coming in at number 10 is the wonderfully popular Edinburgh Gin. If you like your G and T highly aromatic and on the nose, then this is for you. The nose is lightly confected and fruity, with bold citrus notes. The palate is sweet with some raspberry and cherry blossom that lead onto herb
My chosen gin coming in at number 11 is Pickering's Gin from Summerhall Distillery in Edinburgh. Pickering's Gin is based on an old Bombay recipe, handwritten on a fragment of paper dating to 1947. It was kept as a family secret for over 66 years and it resurfaced in 2013 when they began distilling. This spectacularly smooth, refreshing and flavoursome gin was launched in 2014 with tasting notes and bold flavours of citrus and juniper, giving way to warming spice of cardamom,
The countdown is really on now. I hope all you gin fans and fanatics are getting very festive and feeling very happy. The Gin Blogger's household is truly getting into the spirit of things and one of my children is the original Mr. Christmas! I can only imagine that you are all enjoying the contemplation and purchase of many bottles of delicious gin and gin goodies. Perfect presents for under the tree and stockings, as well as the odd bottle to crack open before the big day!