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This Plus That Equals…. My Favourite Gins

This plus that equals…. my favourite Gins

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about my favourite gins. It’s been hard to narrow it down if I’m honest, but here we go.

Copperhead special edition

Copperhead Special Edition

It’s not just the beautiful green bottle that makes this one of my favourite tipples but the spicy, pickle inspired botanicals.

Now I love a good pickle, preferably gherkin, followed by red cabbage, but it’s pickled onions that inspired this and though that may sound odd for a gin it really works.

It’s become a fave with the girls during gin night too, so not just me! I was lucky enough to be sent this bottle from a while ago to see if I would include it in a gift guide, which I did, it was a great discovery.

Silent Pool

Silent Pool

I found this little gem ages ago at the Shere Hill Climb. We’d gone to watch the cars but then I saw the Silent Pool tent and stopped for a chat and a sample.

All day whilst watching the cars I couldn’t get the flavour out of my head, so before we left I stopped to buy a bottle. I must say it is another gorgeous bottle, one I have had to keep.

They have since released Copa glasses and all sorts of other delightful things like candles, with the delightful botanical themed pattern on. 



This made an appearance at gin night one evening and I was the only one who liked it, but I like it a lot. The cardamom shines through and it’s the perfect gin to accompany an Indian.

This is a warm and wintry gin, I have a bottle ready for when the seasons change. I don’t know why but though I’d happily drink it on any occasion it’s not a summer gin.

I also like that is easily picked up at the supermarket, so I can get a really good gin, that’s a bit different, with my weekly shop.

Craft Gin Club Delivery
Craft Gin Club Delivery


This was the first Gin I got with Craft Gin Club. I had reviewed this box for them and fell in love, I’m now a subscriber myself. So If you love gin, love a subscription box and love being sent treats through the post this is one for you.

Kongsgaard is a warm, apple based gin. It has a really distinct flavour and trust me when I say the bottle did not last long.

It’s a raw gin that makes it a bit different and you really should try it. 

Pickering's Gin Liqueur

Pickering’s Pink Grapefruit & Lemongrass Gin Liqueur

My most favourite summer gin discovery and another bottle I had been sent to review.

This gin liqueur from Pickering’s is light and fresh and could easily be drank on its own over ice. It’s not as heavy as many liqueurs and is the perfect summer drink.

Fresh, fruity and delightfully pink.

Finally, I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday and #StayClassyMama

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Disclosure – though I have been sent some of these gins in the past to review, I have not been asked for this article and have literally gone through my extensive gin collection, bought and gifted, to pick out my favourites.

25 thoughts on “This Plus That Equals…. My Favourite Gins”

  1. I’ve only ever tried gin twice and quite liked it but didn’t really know there were different types! Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

  2. Now this is my kind of post! I love a gin, and have tried a couple of these including Copper Head. I’m interested in the apple one Kongsgaard, off to look it up now! #TwinklyTuesday

  3. Gin has got so fancy these days. I hate the stuff and am very much a rummy mummy! Only drank gin as a gesture at my alcoholic uncle’s funeral and it cost me #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Sooo fancy! I actually don’t like a lot of the flavoured stuff that’s about now, it’s all novelty and no substance. I haven’t had a good rum in ages. xx

  4. Well, I think I have been missing out. I love gin but never tried any of these! Thank you for linking up with #stayclassymama

    1. If you’re unsure about tonic water water itself Ruschian Tonic is really nice and a completely different flavour, Gin wise I’d gor for the £10 bottle at Aldi, it’s award winning, absolutely lovely and if you aren’t a fan you’ve not spent too much!!

  5. I can’t believe I haven’t tried any of these! Have you tried any of the local gins – Norfolk Gin, St. Giles gin? All very good! ( Tip – take a look at Beers of Europe (they’re in Norfolk), they have a massive gin selection! ) Thanks for sharing and linking up #twinklytuesday xx
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    1. St Giles is on my to try list, I like Black Shuck, that’s a good local one. I would have never thought of trying Beers of Europe and I’ve bought beer from them before!!

  6. I cannot even recall the last time I had gin! Wow. These all look and sound appealing, but I am so out of the loop! <3 #stayclassymama xoxo

  7. Haven’t had gin for several years. So I’m out of touch with the brands out there. I used to drink it with orange juice. #stayclassymama

  8. I like ophir too. I haven’t tried that pink grapefruit one tho. Sounds nice

  9. I’m not really a gin drinker but my sister is – she’ll love your list and will probably want to try them all – if she hasn’t already! #StayClassyMama

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