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Kerr’s Gin steam their botanicals

Most gin, if you are a lover of gin you will know that the botanicals are usually boiled but what makes Kerr’s Gin different you ask?, well they steam their botanicals. By steaming it captures more of the subtle aromas and complex flavours, together with the barley base, this creates a gin of distinctive depth and character.

I was given a thank you gift of Kerr’s Gin courtesy of The Borders Distillery for reviewing their Puffing Vodka.

Kerr’s Gin

The Borders Distillery opened back in March 2018 and was the first Scotch Whisky distillery in the Scottish Borders since 1837. They are dedicated to capturing the true spirit of the Borders bringing whisky making back to the region plus vodka and gin.

Kerr’s Gin is 43% ABV and is a Scottish Gin which is wholly distilled from barley and is grown only 20 miles of the distillery. 

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Pink Marmalade Gin magic in a bottle

We believe in love at first sight I believe in love at first gin. Pink Marmalade Gin is a premium gin like no other as it does not just taste great but it magically changes colour when adding tonic to it.

I was gifted a PR sample of Pink Marmalade Gin to enjoy within the comfort of my home.

Pink Marmalade Gin

Pink Marmalade was founded by purveyors of parties, drawn together to create immersive, hedonistic worlds and elevate event production beyond the everyday.

The gin is an expression of everything the creators wanted from quality to magic to bring people together to share in life’s simple pleasures of gin.

Pink Marmalade Gin is balanced with 13 botanicals, tastes exceptional and is magic in a bottle.

When mixed with tonic the gin magically turns from a cool blue to a subtle rose pink all thanks to the Butterfly Pea flower within.

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JackRabbit Brewing hop to it and drink an ale

Looking for a great beer or stout? then hop over to JackRabbit Brewing Co. who sell delicious ale and stout all of which comes either canned or in a cask.

I was kindly gifted a few PR samples to try at home.

JackRabbi Brewing

Founded back early 2019 JackRabbit Brewing Co. popped up and started brewing beer and stout for consumers. They wanted to provide a great tasting beer with a difference.

At present they sell three drinks College Hop Out Pale Ale, Down the Rabbit Hole, and Roasted.

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Hapsburg Absinthe equals strong and minty

Hapsburg Absinthe is one of the worlds most strongest liquors in the world with it having an ABV of 72.5%. Absinthe is a green, strong and minty drink which is great on it’s own, but also delicious in cocktails and also within food, yes food!.

Given a PR sample I was gifted a bottle of Hapsburg Absinthe in which my challenge was to cook with it which I was a bit dubious in it working as of it’s strong minty flavour but I was highly surprised by the results.

Hapsburg Absinthe

Established in 1999, Hapsburg Absinthe was one of the few pioneering brands to appear when the first resurgence of Absinthe took place, since it had been banned in Switzerland in 1905. Absinthe used to be very popular during the 1890’s and very fashionable in the vast majority of cafes, bars and salons, particularly in France and Switzerland, the birthplace of Absinthe. However in 1905 it got banned.

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Troo Cocktails truly tasty premade cocktails to enjoy at home

Even though pubs and cocktail bars are reopening after this world pandemic we have been through it is always nice to sometimes have a cheeky little tipple at home and Troo Cocktails provide some high quality premixed cocktails.

I was kindly given some PR samples to try at home and all were truly so tantalising a true delight, delicious.

Troo Cocktails

The Troo Cocktails Team has years of experience managing bars, pubs and restaurants, which means they understand what their business needs are.

Troo mixologists bring together a magical formula, as they are mixologists whom have decades of mixology experience, and has a wealth of knowledge from working within the wider drinks industry. This has Troo Cocktails identify the lack of quality premixed cocktails within the market and thus have come up with their own solution… Troo Cocktails. 

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Puffing Billy Vodka with a difference NO potatoes

Puffing Billy Vodka is different to any other Vodka as their Vodka is not made from potatoes nor grains but from malted barley instead.

I was kindly gifted a bottle of Puffing Billy vodka as a PR sample to enjoy at home as I am a lover of vodka and wow how I was surprised by the taste.

Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy ABV 40% is a new Scottish vodka which came on the market back in February 2020.

Their vodka is different to any other vodka as it’s made using malted barley.

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Friendship Adventure hop to it drink a GOOD beer

Friendship Adventure, drink good beer with good friends and that is so true as they provide good beer and great to enjoy with friends.

I was gifted a few PR sample of their different beers to try out at home and each were equally as good, even my friends thought so and said “wow that is GOOD beer”.

Friendship Adventure

Friendship Adventure are a brewery who brew refreshing, sessionable beer.

Their brewery started as a plan hatched between friends, and they love to see other groups of friends come together to do something special. That’s why they host regular comedy nights; a place to come together, drink their beer, and laugh with friends.

They care about what you drink, but also care about where you drink it, and with who, and why.

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The Ratio Presents cocktails in a pouch

The Ratio Presents sell tasty cocktails within a pouch making it easy to store and safe to travel with.

I was given a PR sample of their selection of cocktails to enjoy on a complimentary basis.

The Ratio Presents

The Ratio Presents are founded by two young ladies who just love cocktails and their mission was to provide drinkers quality delicious cocktails without the hassle of making them yourself.

As avid cocktail enthusiasts, they spent the last few years developing the perfect batch cocktails, which don’t compromise on flavour or ingredients and don’t break the bank! 

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Wild Life Botanicals low ABV sparkling wines

Have you ever tasted a Cornish wine before which is not just bubbly and full of citrus notes but one that is just gluten free, vegan friendly, 0.5% ABV, contains less than 35 calories per glass and provides you full of vitamins? No, then look no further as Wild Life Botanicals provides just that, a great tipple to enjoy anytime during your day without the fear of getting drunk or even a hangover.

Courtesy of Wild Life Botanicals I was given a PR sample of their Nude botanical wine to taste in the comfort of my own home.

Wild Life Botanticals

Wild Life Botanicals are a pioneering sparkling wine company that is set to raise the bar by introducing the exciting new concept of #BubblesWithBenefits.

Founder Ellie Bradshaw known in the food & drink hospitality industry she yearned for a wine that was low in ABV, sophisticated and an alternative to the traditionally high ABV wines, Champagnes and Prosecco’s so she began to research and eventually started to produce her own ultra-low alcohol sparkling wine that dialled back on alcohol at the same time dialled up on the health and wellness benefits.

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The Cocktail Broker cocktails at home

Cocktails can now be enjoyed once again at bars and restaurants but for those who are still a little scared of adventuring out due to Covid 19 The Cocktail Broker is a great alternative to enjoy a cocktail but in the comfort of your own home or garden. The Cocktail Broker can deliver freshly prepared cocktails all made using delicious ingredients based on your favourite flavours.

I was given on a courtesy basis several cocktails to enjoy at home along with a canape box by Bonnie May who are a caters who have joined partnership with The Cocktail Broker.

Bonnie May and Cocktail Broker

The Cocktail Broker

Maximilian Palfi has over 12 years experience mixing and has been serving the most beautiful cocktails ever created in cocktail bars across the world now he brings to you his cocktails to enjoy at home be it for a cheeky tipple for yourself or a social distance party. All cocktails will come bottled, clearly labelled and provided with all garnishes required.

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