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The Pig in Gin, Calne

The inspiration for this gin came from the theft and subsequent recovery of the two pigs statue from the Calne town centre in October 2017. The most memorable piggy stories tend to be about three pigs. The third pig of … Read More

The Holy Grail of English Wine Making

In England, our vineyards can do good sparkling consistently,no problem. White wines in my experience, are 50% bang on delivering high quality and 50% are simply not. A good red wine pops up once every few years from the odd … Read More

NEW Royal Wootton Bassett gin… DAUNTLESS

  DAUNTLESS GIN from Royal Wootton Bassett.   A premium gin produced from English Wheat and containing fourteen botanicals including blue and white poppies. It’s so pure you can drink it neat, or 1 part gin and 2 parts Mediterranean tonic over … Read More

Gins of Heaven-The heart of a gin maker

Gins of Heaven   Had I the heavens’ embroidered gins, Enwrought with juniper and citrus bright, The coriander and the cardamom and the dark gins Of herb and spice giving the hearts cut, I would spread out the gins in … Read More

What’s Trending?- GIN

The Gin revival The versaltility and quality of gin has always been known but we are experiencing a revival as people come to realise how many quality gins there are on the market, over 250 at my last count. Each … Read More