I, Ms Geneva, had dinner at a Helsinki restaurant called Farang on Saturday and, even though the food didn’t match the (maybe too high) expectations, the cocktail served as an apéritif was very nice. I chose a drink called Thaina Town which had Beefeater gin, kaffir lime, agave syrup, cucumber and thai basil in it. The fact that it had cucumber as one of it’s ingredients was what attracted me to it since cucumber is so strongly linked with Hendrick’s. Thaina Town turned out to be a bit but not too sweet and very refreshing thanks to the cucumber and thai basil. The kaffir lime balanced the cucumber well and gave the drink a nice sour edge (I have a thing for sourness).

I, Ms Geneva, had dinner at a Helsinki restaurant called Farang on Saturday and, even though the food didn’t match the (maybe too high) expectations, the cocktail served as an apéritif was very nice. I chose a drink called Thaina Town which had Beefeater gin, kaffir lime, agave syrup, cucumber and thai basil in it. The fact that it had cucumber as one of it’s ingredients was what attracted me to it since cucumber is so strongly linked with Hendrick’s. Thaina Town turned out to be a bit but not too sweet and very refreshing thanks to the cucumber and thai basil. The kaffir lime balanced the cucumber well and gave the drink a nice sour edge (I have a thing for sourness).

We Have a Reply!!!

We got a reply from Sipsmith Independent Spirits to our question about the differences between their different batches:

Hi there,

Since we started up we have used the same recipe as well as procuring our botanicals from the same place. This means that the flavour should’t change too much! However, we do make them in small batches which can make them differ slightly- not enough to change the taste too much though.

I think your surroundings may have had a big influence on your taste buds- I hope you were not disappointed by the change in flavour. Do keep up the tasting of lots of our different batches!!!

Best wishes,

The Sipsmith Team”

It’s getting hot in here!
Don’t worry! Gin to the rescue once again! Try these French 75 popsicles and prevent your brain and body from melting.

It’s getting hot in here!

Don’t worry! Gin to the rescue once again! Try these French 75 popsicles and prevent your brain and body from melting.

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Snoop Doggy Dogg’s Gin & Juice
© David Redon

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Snoop Doggy Dogg’s Gin & Juice

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Different or not…?

Lately we’ve been talking a lot about the differences between the different Sipsmith batches (now three altogether) that we’ve tasted. The latter two don’t seem to reach the perfection that was last year’s summer edition. Although they are both very, very nice and Sipsmith remains as one of our clear favourites. All this has made us wonder if the summer edition really was different somehow from “normal” batches or have we just romanticised it’s taste afterwards. 

We’ve just sent an inquiry to the Sipsmith people themselves and are anxiously waiting for a reply :)

Greenfield Organic Gin

It’s been a few months since our last update. Mr. Geneva, that is to say, I, moved away from our lovely commune which means more effort to arrange tastings. Excuses, excuses! Today’s gin is Greenfield organic gin, found in the organic section of Alko. The gin is produced in France for a company in Oslo, Norway. The gin promises a “unique selection of the best botanicals” with an “elegant taste of spicy juniper, fresh coriander and a crisp citrus finish”.

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Long time no gin.

Long time no gin.

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Henducks hand soap dispenser #upcyled #gin (at The Rookery Clapham)

This is what our bathrooms are missing!

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Henducks hand soap dispenser #upcyled #gin (at The Rookery Clapham)

This is what our bathrooms are missing!

:D our kind of logic!

:D our kind of logic!

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We’ve been too busy lately to even have the time to enjoy a nice g&t :/

We’ve been too busy lately to even have the time to enjoy a nice g&t :/

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WANT THIS!

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WANT THIS!

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Being a gin fanatic is sometimes nice and useful: Yesterday I went to this rooftop bar at the Hotel Torni (means tower) with a friend of mine who is visiting Helsinki for a couple of days. I ordered us gin and tonics and after the bartender had prepared glasses with ice and lime he asked if I had a preference in terms of the gin used. The choices were Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire and Hendrick’s. I said Hendrick’s but only if he had cucumber which he did (I would have been disappointed if he hadn’t had). So he started from scratch and made us very nice gin and tonics - and, silly or not, I felt a bit proud that I knew what I was talking about and that the choice had made a difference to me. 
Ms Geneva, xxx

Being a gin fanatic is sometimes nice and useful: Yesterday I went to this rooftop bar at the Hotel Torni (means tower) with a friend of mine who is visiting Helsinki for a couple of days. I ordered us gin and tonics and after the bartender had prepared glasses with ice and lime he asked if I had a preference in terms of the gin used. The choices were Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire and Hendrick’s. I said Hendrick’s but only if he had cucumber which he did (I would have been disappointed if he hadn’t had). So he started from scratch and made us very nice gin and tonics - and, silly or not, I felt a bit proud that I knew what I was talking about and that the choice had made a difference to me. 

Ms Geneva, xxx

Ms Geneva is travelling to London next week and decided to look into those Sipsmith Distillery tours we have been dreaming about only to discover that the next available spot is in early JUNE. JUNE!!! It’s crazy but I guess we are not the only ones interested in gin… 

:,(