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From Dutch Courage to Global Delight: A Spirited Journey through the History of Gin

From Dutch Courage to Global Delight: A Spirited Journey through the History of Gin Introduction: Gin, a beloved and versatile spirit, has a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries. From its humble origins as a medicinal tonic to its current status as a staple in cocktail culture, gin has evolved and captivated the taste buds of people worldwide. Join us on a journey through time as we explore the captivating history of gin. 1. The Birth of Gin:    - The story begins in the 17th century in the Netherlands, where gin, or "jenever," was first distilled.    - Originally created as a medicinal remedy, gin was infused with juniper berries to treat various ailments.    - The Dutch soldiers,...

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Smile There's Gin Review

Cheers to our Buddie, Mike at for the lovely review!!Buddies Gin - Embracing the Paisley Spirit!Hey gin obsessed folk!  Today, I'm thrilled to share my thoughts on Buddies Gin - a craft gin with a heartwarming Paisley connection. **The Paisley Buddy Vibe:**You know what's cool? The term "Paisley Buddy." It's like being part of a close-knit gang of gin enthusiasts, and I'm into it! The vibe here is all about bringing people together, embracing heritage, and savouring moments of pure bliss - the perfect recipe for good times! **Botanical Harmony:**Let’s talk flavours! Buddies Gin is a symphony of botanicals. The juniper, angelica, coriander, cassia bark, and cardamom create an incredible mix of tastes.  Picture this… warming cardamom, fresh eucalyptus notes, aromatic spices, cedarwood, and a subtle...

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Make your own Buddies Gin & Irn Bru Cocktail

Hi Buddie, Before you get started making our delicious Buddies Gin summer cocktail here's what you will need: Ingredients:  30ml of Buddies Gin  20ml Whisky 10ml lemon juice 3 drops of Angostura bitters  Irn Bru to to up Method:  1. In a cocktail shaker mix the Buddies Gin, Whisky, lemon juice and bitters. 2. Serve in a cold glass over cubed ice and top up with Irn Bru. 3. Garnish with flamed orange peel. Enjoy with your Buddies. 

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