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Bathtub Gin – An Immaculately Clean Concoction

23 Jan 2017
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So as I was perusing the shelves of my local tipple store, my eyes are immediately drawn to a beautifully packaged bottle named Bathtub Gin. It sounds like a challenge in a bottle. While I am not an advocate of sipping spirits around water, I am captivated by the stunning typography on the label, and the hand-wrapped paper casing which is accompanied with a wax seal is screaming out to be held…

Bloom Gin Is Springing Up All Over London This Summer

11 Aug 2016
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Is gin good for you? Please let it be so! Chef and TV personality Julia Childs thanked, “Red meat and gin,” for her long life of 92 years while T.S. Eliot claims that he got his inspiration from, “Gin” (oh, and uh, “drugs”)…

A Homage To A Great Man And Spirit: Thomas Dakin Gin Is One For The Ages

10 Jun 2016
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Fast forward to 2016 and you’ll find that Thomas Dakin’s name has made a tremendous resurgence, enshrined forever as the namesake of the new and exciting London Dry gin from Manchester. Distilled in a small scale pot still, Thomas Dakin Gin comprises of 11 botanicals, including juniper, orange peel, English coriander and horseradish...

The Wingfield: Adding A Splash Of British Elegance To This Summer’s Dinner Parties

3 Jun 2016
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Named after the father of lawn tennis, Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, this elegant gin aperitif is set to become the definitive drink of summer. Made from a blend of cucumber, pink grapefruit, elderflower and a secret mix of other fruits and spices, the sweet liqueur has an almost syrupy texture...

The Botanist prepares two BLOOMin’ delicious Cocktails for The Chelsea Flower Show

10 May 2016
Categories: Bars, Events, London, Restaurants     Tags: , ,
I’ve never needed an excuse to drink cocktails in the middle of the day, but if I was looking for one then The Chelsea Flower Show would be top of my list. Pretty people getting pretty tipsy, surrounded by pretty foliage – what’s not to like?

5 Distilleries Around the World to Visit Before You Die

5 Feb 2016
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While breweries and distilleries are popping up all over the United States, there are some around the world that stand out among the rest. No matter what your drink of choice is, next time you find yourself in one of these incredible destinations, pay a visit to the famous distilleries there...

Blooming Brilliance Pop-Up Bar at The Rib Room Bar and Restaurant

19 Jun 2015
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The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge launched its first pop-up seasonal bar earlier this month to celebrate summer. Head Mixologist, Saverio Vicari has created a menu of 17 summer botanical cocktails but also includes some staple favourites and classic cocktails...

Celebrate Spring with 4 new BLOOM Cocktails at One Aldwych

1 Jun 2015
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I love Spring time when nature comes to life and all the flowers start to bloom and of course it means that summer is on its way along with the (hopefully) better weather and longer days. It’s with this in mind that the mixologists in the Lobby Bar at One Aldwych in London’s Covent Garden have come up with four delicious limited edition new cocktails in partnership with BLOOM Gin...

Reverend JW Simpson’s & Pickering’s Gin Spirited Sermon: Holi Cow, That Was Fun!

5 Mar 2015
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Our Luxury Travel Blog discovers a great speakeasy in London’s Goodge Street and as basement speakeasies go, Rev JW has the market cornered in vintage cool; from the peeling wallpaper and kitsch lounge furniture to the dim lighting and bartenders’ beards, a lot of work has gone into making this place look so effortlessly chic...

Hayman’s Limited-Edition Family Reserve Gin

20 Jan 2015
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Just before Christmas a group of us gathered at the Cartoon Museum just off London’s Tottenham Court Road where family gin distiller Hayman’s Gin was hosting an evening to launch their limited-edition Family Reserve Gin which has replaced Hayman’s 1850...