In this show we complete the gin glossary from N-Z. What does ‘nose’ mean, what is ‘vacuum distillation’, and who was Zosimos of Panopolis? Find out this week. We also have an interview with the head distiller at Newcastle Gin, and in battle of the gins we pitch two old toms against each other.
Some jargon-busting in store in this episode, as we cover part one of the A-Z gin glossary. We also interview Suzy Hobbs of Mr Hobbs gin, and we have a brand new section - battle of the gins - in which Elephant gin battles it out with Durham gin.
This week we revisit the topic of gin and crime, as we head to prohibition America, and learn about bathtub gin, speakeasys, wiseguys and bootlegging. We also make Al Capone’s favourite cocktail, the Southside Gin Fizz, plus all the latest gin news.
More festive fun in store this week with a quick Christmas tasting, plus we show you how to make your own colour-changing gin at home. We also explore the origins of gin and booze-related words and phrases, including 'mother's ruin', 'tonic' and 'drunk as a newt'.
This episode takes a look at the history of cocktails from their early beginnings to prohibition and James Bond. We also discover Osmoz grape gin via the Craft Gin Club's monthly box of delights, and we have the final of the Tin Gin World Cup.
Join us to take a look at some of the fascinating fables behind gin bottles, gin labels and gin names. Matthew takes a quiz to test his knowledge on the subject, plus we have the semi-finals of the Tin Gin World Cup featuring Gavin Webster, and we put Ginfusions garnish packs to the test.
Gin has been linked with some of the most heinous crimes in British history. But was gin really to blame, or were there more complex factors at play? This week we also hold the quarter final of the Tin Gin World Cup alongside comedian and whiskey drinker Gavin Webster, whom we try to convert to gin while trying some ready-mixed tinned gins.