Style Icons of Gin on the Old Tom Catwalk

GIN is just gin, right? It smells and tastes of juniper and you have it in a tall glass with tonic and a slice of lemon, right? Think again. We are the Starbucks coffee-culture generation with our decaf chocca mocha skinny tall sprinkly syrup concoctions so it figures that the uncomplicated, trusty London Dry G&T […]

The Archer, Mermaid and Goddess of Gin

JUNIPER, ancient mythology and folklore are no strangers. It was a symbol of a Syrian fertility goddess and popped up in the Bible when a juniper bush was used to hide baby Jesus and his parents from King Herod’s soldiers as they journeyed to Egypt. On a less romantic note, mediaeval herbalists administered it to […]