The Little Gin Shack Blog

4th April 2020

How you doing my Gin-Lovers (said in a Cornish accent!)

I don't know about anyone else but the days seem too long, time and date is irrelevant and anytime could be Gin-O'clock - although do drink responsibly!

We here at Gin Central have had great fun creating our daily Gin-Cast on our Facebook and Instragram accounts - got it down to a fine art now so just 1 take - 1st one took 4 - we were all rather tipsy!

So whilst maintaining social contact (I prefer the term physical distance - as social contact via technology keeps us linked up) we plough on! 

We'd like to remind you that we can still deliver via our website and we are working closely with EW Wines to ensure we have stock. We have been very touched by a number of suppliers who have extended credit terms to keep the gin flowing.

So..... it is nearly the weekend (yes, remember them - it is 2 days when you didn't go to work!) so please check in and we can get the gin to you. 

We'd also like to do a huge shout out to all of those heros in the NHS, Police, Fire Brigade, Refuse Collectors and those manning vital services. If you work in one of these vital services - and need gin - email us on hello@thelittleginshack.co.uk quoting HEROTOHELP  in the subject line and we will refund 10% of your order.

Stay well, protect those around you - and continue to enjoying your gin!

24th March 2020

A Strange New Dawn

We all wake up to a strange new way of living today - and this will take a while to adjust to for us all.

But lets not forget - there will always be gin and there will always be tonic! So - a few suggestions to help you cope with the next few weeks whilst stuck indoors!

Sloe-cello

  • 5cl Wrecking Coast sloe honey gin, 5cl Atlantic Distillery Organic Cornish limoncello (ideally keep your limoncello in the freezer) and a twist of lemon peel. For a longer drink - add Fever-Tree Scillian Lemonade

Red Snapper

  • 5cl of your favourite gin - Little Gin Shack Gin for me, Old Tom spiced tomato juice, freshly ground black pepper, crushed ice, Worcester sauce and lemon rind. Who needs a Bloody Mary!

Tarquin's Royale

  • 5cl Tarquin's Blackberry & Honey gin into a prosecco glass, top up with cold prosecco and garnish with a few blackberries

Rock Gold Dirty Martini

  • 7.5cl Rock Gold, 7.5cl dry martini in a lovely martini glass. 1 block of ice and sir together with a cocktail stick loaded with fresh olives. Pure 1940's Hollywood!

Wrecking Coast Scillian

  • 5cl Wrecking Coast Cornish Clotted Cream gin, muddled raspberries, crushed ice and top up with Fever-Tree Scillian lemonade

Coping With Boris

  • 5cl of either Pappillion Navy, Trevethan Chauffers Reserve, Tarquin's Seadog or Plymouth Navy Strength - and lots of ice! Sip and listen carefully at 5:00pm.

Thank you for reading, thank you for the wonderful messages of support, thank you for staying safe!

 

20th March 2020

We Are Still Here!

Hi all

It has been a while since I updated this page - but as I am forced to self isolate as a Type-1 diabetic - gonna have some time on my hands

Firstly - I hope you are well, staying safe and are stocked up with gin! Our online site is up to date - and we will upgrade the delivery charge to first class at no extra cost to you- so do check us out.

Lots happened since our last post - the shop was re-configured almost doubling our size, and for when the current situation passes we also now have a Gin Bar where you can come sit and relax with your best gin in hand.

Do let me know if we can help - for those in our local area of Wadebridge we will deliver your gin for free - the postage charge will be returned to you after checkout.

Keep safe and drink gin!

Neil

10th November 2019

Let Christmas Be-gin!

The Little Gin Shack is full to bursting with new gins and gift ideas to temp you!

We have not one, not two but three wonderful Christmas inspired gins. Atlantic Distillery's Pudding gin - positively brimming with Christmas flavours and spices is like Christmas in a glass. Tarquin's Figgy Pudding Gin is subtle, and very more-ish, and think mince pies for Stafford Gin's Christmas gin. All in the website shop!

Leading up to the big day - we have a fabulous Gin Advent Calander, full of 24 premium 3cl gin miniatures, and gin-filled baubles for the tree. Enjoy your first tipple of Pickering's Gin, then re-fill and re-hang - the tree just keeps on giving! And finally, for the big feast - gin crackers (and rum crackers) - all with a mini gin or rum inside. So much better than a plastic moustache or a fourtune telling curly fish!

To unwrap after lunch - well, where to start - gin cushions, gift packs, jams, T-shirts, gin games, the list goes on and on!

Come visit soon - you are assured of the warmest of seasonal welcomes! Oh, and the windows look fab too, even if I say so myself!

7th October 2019

Got a taste for Gin?

Had great fun with several groups over the last week or so doing private tasting sessions.

I choose 6 gins to sample - first neat, then with the perfect mixer - talk about the gin and what works with what. Then, the guests each choose their favourite, and I serve up a perfect double. 

Always fun, always a laugh - let me know if you and your friends would like to do one!

30th September 2019

Drink Gin to Raise Money for a Worthy Cause!

Land of Saints will launch in mid October - a deliciously floral gin with hints of citrus. Made in association with the world's oldest conservation charity Fauna & Floral International (www.fauna-flora.org) a donation will be made for each bottle produced.

Land of Saints follows a number of Cornish Gin Distilleries produced to raise money for well deserving projects. The Wrecking Coast New Heli Gin has raised over £5,000 for the Cornwall Air Ambulance campaign to purchase a new helicopter. The Thompson brothers at St Ives Gin have planted a tree for every bottle of their Blood Orange Limited Edition produced, and Curio Gin Fly Navy raises money for the Royal Navy's "Fly Navy" charity.

.... so enjoy your gin knowing you have helped to support a very worthy cause!

20th September 2019

It's Autumn

Welcome to my first post on our new blog page. As Autumn arrives with weather to match, I've been experimenting with the British classic - Sloe Gin. The Sloes are ready to pick if you are intending to make your own - remember to prick them if you are freezing them.

So, try this for a delicious Sloe Gin Cocktail. Put a bottle of Limoncello in the freezer - it will turn into a "slush puppy!" Add a double measure to a chilled glass, and slowly drizzle an equal measure of chilled Sloe Gin over the top. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel and enjoy!

We have 2 Cornish Sloe Gins in stock - Wrecking Coast Honey & Sloe Gin and On The Rocks Sloe Gin, as well as the time honoured favourite - Plymouth Sloe. Don't forget to try Atlantic Distillery's organic Cornish Limoncello too!

... this cocktail also works well with Caspyn Gin's Damson Gin too!

Enjoy!