• Slingsby Gin Master Distiller

    Become a Slingsby Gin Master Distiller

    Like so many others these days, I own a drinks trolley. What I can proudly say, that may single me out slightly, is that I made my own (read here how) and that one of the bottles on it, is a gin that I distilled myself. In June, I headed to The Spirit of Harrogate and took part in Slingsby Gin’s Master Distillery class. As a testament to the 2-hour long class, I brought back my own flavoured and distilled bottle of gin. A gin I like to call Citrus Curiosity. The Spirit of Harrogate I have never been to the Slingsby shop before but it’s unmissable in Harrogate with…

  • Poison Bar Leeds

    Taking a Gin Journey around Leeds with Slingsby Gin

    Let’s go on a gin journey around Leeds. A Slingsby gin journey to be more exact! A couple of days ahead of the event, our meeting point was revealed but the rest of the bars involved came as a surprise throughout the day. During four or so hours, we talked, learnt and sipped on nothing but gin. It was gin o’clock all afternoon. Slingsby Gooseberry | Poison Bar Our gin journey ended at Slingsby’s beginning and started with their most recent gin flavour: gooseberry, which happens to be my favourite of theirs. I like it best served with Mediterranean tonic but the bartenders at Poison Bar in Leeds made a…

  • Gin cocktails

    Five Tasteful Gin Cocktails

    The second weekend in November turned out to be a full of gin; Slingsby Gin Tasting on the Friday and bonprix’s Cocktail Masterclass event (#bonprixOnTheRocks) on the Saturday. I love gin so I don’t think I could have asked for a better weekend! I’m so happy to share all the recipes for these five wonderful gin cocktails with you. It’s “gin o’clock”. Slingsby Gin Cocktails Slingsby is a Yorkshire company, Harrogate based in fact. I’ve seen the bottle around before but never actually tasted any of their gins so I was really excited for this event. I absolutely loved the structure of the event and the tastings; a three course canapes…