Ableforth’s is bringing its award-winning range of craft spirits, including the one and only Bathtub Gin, to life with day-to-night cocktail den, Ableforth’s Underground. The subterranean cocktail pop-up will be located just a stone’s throw away from the main London Cocktail Week Hub, in the heart of all the cocktail action.
It contributes a staggering £16.55m to the local economy every year and employs over 3,500 people: there’s no escaping the fact that food and drink is big business on Speyside. This tiny corner of Scotland has a population of just 90,000 but it punches above its weight when it comes to gastronomy.
The region is home to over half of all of Scotland’s distilleries – over 50 in total – including some of the world’s top-selling single malts, and food firms with a heritage spanning over a century have made Speyside their home.
But what is it about the area – where the food and drink sector employs almost five times the Scottish average – that makes it a haven for producers?
Time to add another Gin to the family, Hendrick’s Gin from Scotland. The bottle reminds me of the pharmacy years back, love the style. It is a bit mysterious, but this is the look, Hendrick’s is known worldwide.
With the ingredients bulgarian rose and cucumber that has been added in the end of the process, they add extra dimension to the gin. And that makes this gin with a 41,4% alcohol percentage stunning.
Steven Murphy of ‘Old Carrick Mill’ distillery pictured at ‘Barton’s Mill’ in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan. Pic. ©Joe McCabe
A new County Monaghan distillery is being supplied with ageing barrels for its
whiskey by a leading French winemaker to mark a long lost family connection
having been re-established between Ireland and France.
Top Bordeaux winemaker Barton and Guestier is supplying 50 mature French oak 350 litre barrels to ‘Old Carrick Mill’ distillery in Carrickmacross, County
Monaghan because the old mill, once the leading flour mill in the region, was
once owned by the Barton family.
To this day the building is still known locally in
Carrickmacross as ‘Barton’s Mill’. It was originally run by the family of William
Barton whose brother Thomas co-founded the world famous Barton & Guestier
wine business in Bordeaux in 1725.
Following the soaraway success of a festival launched last year to celebrate one of Scotland’s most fruitful food and drink regions, Spirt of Speyside: Distilled is to return – with an even greater range of home-grown flavours.
World leading drinks brands will join small artisan producers for the weekend festival at Elgin Town Hall on September 1 and 2 in a showcase of Speyside’s finest whisky, gin, beer and food. Classic drams will be served up alongside contemporary cocktails with speciality coffee to try alongside grown-up fudge.
Pinkster, Agreeably British Gin
Pinkster, agreeably British Gin. A refreshing 38 % pinky up gin, that deserves your attention and to never let go. I was curious for a while, but it finally happened. It took some time, but it did.
My pink went straight up in the air and I had a chance to nose and to taste this beautiful looking bottle of pink gin. Pinkster is a characteristic, small batch premium gin and characteristic it is for sure, no doubt.
When you visit the website, you will find a short story how this all started. It made me laugh though.
Bathtub Gin and Rumbullion!
We are excited to announce that Morrisons are bringing more premium, award-winning spirits to their customers with the addition of Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin and Rumbullion! to their carefully curated range. The introduction of these lines is just another sign that customers are increasingly turning to products that deliver better quality drinking experiences and excellent value.
Gordon Castle Plum Gin & Liqueur
Gordon Castle, in the heart of beautiful Speyside in the Highlands of Scotland, situated on manicured grounds and with magnificent eight-acre Walled Garden, this is the inspiration for the Botanical Gin.
Every sip will take you back to a Botanical garden.
I started to drink gin, not that long ago and I must say that gin can be very tasteful and lovely. So does the Gordon Castle, Botanical Gin with the fabulous Gin. They say, size doesn’t matters and they are right. These small lovely looking bottles were very, very tasteful and I had a joyful time.
For a WOW feeling, size doesn’t matter at all.
Pickering’s Gin, a fabulous collection of the perfect gin. I was so pleased that I received a couple of samples to try. It is a different direction, but still connected with Whisky, for they used casks from the whisky regions of Scotland.
I am a fan! And not just of the peacock and their peacocktails. It is just a fabulous Gin for amazing adventures.
‘Plum’ing marvellous! Gordon Castle’s Walled Garden in Moray has infused its award-winning botanical gin with home-grown variety plums to create the limited edition 2016 Gordon Castle Plum Gin Liqueur; just in time for Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Show (RHS) from 23 – 26 June.
With only 150 bottles available, the small-batch gin liqueur will feature highly at the Gordon Castle bar on 13th avenue arcade. Alongside this will be the brand’s other home-grown produce including the award-winning botanical gin, raspberry gin liqueur and apple & pear cider.