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Lock Down? Let's have some Local Gin!

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

What a time to be in at the moment! This awful virus has totally taken over the world! We are now on lock down and can’t go out and about, unless we are buying essentials or working on the frontline. Let’s just hope that light is at the end of this awful tunnel!

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We thought that as we are on lockdown, what better excuse is there to enjoy some local gins and their pairings? Just because we must be inside doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our favourite tipples, right?

Just a little note, these gins are local to us, whatever gins you happen to have will be great too, just enjoy!

Mermaid gin

Distilled in the Isle of Wight and made from a variety of botanicals, including lemon zest, elderflower and rock samphire, this gin has a pleasant citrusy taste with some savoury peppery notes. Because of this, it can be enjoyed in a similar way to Hendricks gin, with Indian tonic and cucumber. Take a look at Isle of Wight Distillery for more information.


We utterly love these guys and what they stand for, and although we love their Old Tom gin, we want to highlight their Raspberry gin. Very similar to their standard Silverback, this gin has back notes of raspberry and we absolutely LOVE it! We put this with Elderflower Tonic and raspberries, and it is just delicious! For more information, check out