Monthly Archives: June 2019
Posted: June 30, 2019|Categories: Scottish Gins
If you’re asked to think to of two drinks associated with Great Britain, it’s likely that the first two that will come to your mind are gin and tea. So it makes sense to combine them to make the ultimate thirst-quenching British drink, right?
Nick and Emma Smalley, the founders of The Teasmith in Aberdeenshire, certainly thought so!
Since 2016 The Teasmith Original Gin has been distilled with handpicked black loose-leaf Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka. However, they have also recently launched the world’s first gin made using the leaves of tea plants grown in Scotland.
The use of tea as the primary botanical in the original Teasmith recipe is linked to some little-known h
Posted: June 24, 2019|Categories: Scottish Craft Drinks
As we're approaching the end of June we're coming towards the end of prime rhubarb season in Scotland.
Although technically a vegetable, rhubarb is considered a fruit and is more commonly used as such. Sold and eaten by the stalk (similar to celery), rhubarb stalks can vary in colour from pale green to light green but the colour is not an indication of the ripeness or sweetness like it is with other fruits.
Rhubarb is most commonly associated with preserves, pastries and desserts such as rhubarb crumble but during the booming craft drinks scene it Scotland, it has become extremely popular as a botanical and flavouring in many drinks including rhubarb gin, liqueurs and even soft drinks.
If you're a big fan of rhubarb and would like to try one of our rhubarb drinks, please see our Top 5 Scottish Drinks featuring rhubarb below.
Our Gin Club members are enjoying Garden Shed Gin this month. We've been working with the team over at The Garden Shed Drinks Co. since January 2018 as we were the first online shop to stock their gin and we're delighted to finally be featuring theith flagship gin as our gin of the month!
Founded in the autumn of 2017 by friends and Glasgow Warriors team mates Ryan Grant and Ruaridh Jackson along with their wives Maxine & Kirstin, The Garden Shed Drinks Company’s concept was developed around the kitchen table following a visit to a distillery. They wanted to develop a gin that could be created in the garden shed and was inspired by botanicals f