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Five things to do on International Gin & Tonic Day (19 October)

Five things to do on International Gin & Tonic Day (19 October)

International Gin & Tonic Day is celebrated around the world on 19 October.It’s inspired by an old American lady whose family sneaked a G&T into hospital for her - and hid it in her tea cup. Gin lover Mary Edith Kayburn died aged 95 on 19 October in 2010, and her friends established the day in her memory.Here are five things you should remember to do to make the most of the day (or indeed any other day of the year). Freeze large ice cubes. They melt more slowly than small ice cubes - so …
13th Oct 2021 York Gin
York Gin shortlisted for Yorkshire Post and York Press awards

York Gin shortlisted for Yorkshire Post and York Press awards

York Gin has been shortlisted for two sets of prestigious newspaper awards as we enter the final quarter of 2021.The are:- The Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards (in the Young Business category)and - The York Press Business Awards ( for Employer of the Year)Winners of the Yorkshire Post awards will be announced at a glittering black tie ceremony on 17 November at Headingley Stadium.Meanwhile, winners of the York Press awards will be announced on 25 November at a black tie event at …
6th Oct 2021 York GIn
​Yorkshire gin map: distilleries and brands

​Yorkshire gin map: distilleries and brands

Yorkshire gins: find them hereThere are dozens of companies now making gin in Yorkshire. Some, like Masons, York Gin and Slingsby, are winning the highest international awards.All three companies have recently won the coveted Gold Outstanding medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition – recognition that some Yorkshire gins really are among the best in the world.Across the whole White Rose county, gin makers are creating brands and products that resonate with drinkers. Yorkshire rea …
1st Oct 2021 York Gin
Is gin vodka? Is gin made from vodka?

Is gin vodka? Is gin made from vodka?

Gin isn't vodka - because it must have a particular taste (juniper) to be classified as gin. Vodka is defined as being a spirit without a definite aroma or taste.Gin is made from a neutral spirit that is then distilled with juniper berries (and usually other botanicals) which give gin its particular flavour profile. Vodka is also made from neutral spirit but (apart from flavoured vodkas) nothing is added to change its flavour profile.So while they can start from the same neutral spirit, gin take …
5th Sep 2021 York Gin
York Gin kicks off national small business campaign

York Gin kicks off national small business campaign

York Gin has been chosen to help kick off a national campaign to celebrate the role small businesses play in the economy.The Small Business Saturday UK 2021 campaign launched on 27 August with a 100-day countdown to 4 December the official Small Business Saturday.York Gin is one of just 100 impressive small businesses from across the UK to mark the official countdown to this year’s Small Business Saturday UK.York Gin was selected to be part of the campaign’s prestigious Small Biz 100 line-up, wh …
27th Aug 2021 York Gin

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