Mother’s Ruin: 06

June 16, 2018

This week we take the podcast to Birmingham. This city holds some of the best-kept secrets in gin, from the largest still in Europe to the best gin bar in the UK, 40 St. Paul's. We meet some of the people involved, and talk about gin drinking at the peak of Britain's Industrial Revolution. 

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Mother’s Ruin: 05

June 9, 2018

In this episode we look at the story of gin in the 20th century through the lens of music - from Jazz and blues to hip-hop...via George Formby. We also taste Unicorn Tears, Try out a juniper perfume and bring you all the latest gin news on World Gin Day.

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Mother’s Ruin: 04

June 2, 2018

In this episode we bring the history of gin timeline through Britain's imperial century - where it meets tonic water, through prohibition and up to the present day. We also have guest Ben Crompton from Game of Thrones tasting a GOT themed cocktail. 

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Mother’s Ruin: 03

May 26, 2018

This week we see gin move out of the gutter an into the gin palaces, as the dawning of the 19th century hails a new beginning for gin. We also make Purl, and bring you the latest gin news. 

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Mother’s Ruin: 02

May 19, 2018

In this episode we talk about the dark years of the 'Gin Craze', give you a roundup of this week's gin news and review Old Curiosity's Lavender and Echinacea gin. 

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Mother’s Ruin: 01

May 12, 2018

For our very first episode, we look at the origins of gin, from early Middle-Eastern alchemy to the Dutch golden age. We also make and taste Dog's Nose, a forgotten (and frankly disgusting) hot gin-beer concoction that's not for the weak of stomach.

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