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[14 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Jensen’s Old Tom Gin

Buy Jensen’s Old Tom Gin ~ £24
70cl / 43%

This Old Tom is a product from Christian Jensen, who originally set out to recreate a traditional style of London Dry gin. He had through his work abroad in Japan had the opportunity to taste a range of older gins, some from the 1940’s and earlier. A challenge was set by the bartender that Christian should make his own gin in the older style, and he took a sample of an old gin to Thames Distillers.

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[11 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Valentines – The Good, Bad & Ugly

Valentines, that delightful or daunting day.
Need to down a drink?
Looking for a way to drown your sorrows, then thanks to Kate of the London Cocktail Guide we have some cocktails to have a (Un)Happy Valentines Day.
Need to treat them?
If you fancy taking your other half out, then Gin Monkey has some ideas which includes a visit to 69 Colebrooke Row for a Paul Young Chocolate & Cocktail flight.
Need to Escape Together?
Or if you fancy getting away, Malmaison and Selfridges have partnered with Tanqueray No. to provide a romantic …

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[7 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

Buy The Botanist – £25
70cl / 46%

The Botanist is a limited edition gin produced by the Bruichladdich distillery based in Islay. The distillery is more well known for their whisky and they have produced what they have termed an ‘Islay Dry Gin’. It is very much a product from the isle of Islay, as they sourced 21 out of the 31 botanicals used from the island itself, including the Juniper.

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[5 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Polpo to open a Campari Bar

Polpo the well known Soho restaurant on Beak St are to open a Campari bar. Those who have been to Polpo will no doubt be familiar with their Aperol Spritz, so it’s nice to see they are also fans of Campari. No doubt a Negroni or two will be made in the new bar. It’s not the first Campari Bar that London has had, after all there was Franks Campari Bar,on the rooftop of a carpark in Peckham!
It’s opening on Tuesday 8th February, and I’ve heard that …

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[1 Feb 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Hoxton Gin

Buy Hoxton Gin – £27.25

It’s been said that Bombay Sapphire might be a suitable gin to start vodka drinkers on, as it’s light and very subtle. It appears that Hoxton Gin may have taken this one step further, with a gin that your malibu totting friends will love.

Developed by, Andy Pearson & (We got that bit wrong), Gerry Calabrese (of the Hoxton Pony), and originally slated to be called CP Gin, it’s a gin that has coconut, tarragon, iris and grapefruit amongst its botanicals. It’s available at The …