GIN CLUB – SESSION #7

After delving into the pre-history of the gin craze, it’s now time to examine the main impact of this huge event in the journey of gin. We will also be covering our gin of the week, Portobello Road and creating the Pegu Club cocktail. For the first instalment of the

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GIN CLUB SESSION #6

This session we focus on Four Pillar’s gin, the Gimlet cocktail and the beginning of the Gin Craze. Last week we explored Hendricks Gin & how to make the Southside Cocktail, for a recap, click here! The Gin Craze of the 18th century was a massive event in the timeline

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Gin Club Session #5

This session looks at gin during prohibition America, our featured gin Hendrick’s, and the Southside cocktail. Last week we looked at Sing Gin and how to make the white lady cocktail if you missed it click here! In the lead up to the 20th century, America had a thriving cocktail

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Gin Club Session #4

Another week another gin club! If you need a refresh on anything covered so far you can start with last week’s here.  In this session we’re going to cover the White Lady cocktail, Sing gin, and the history of grape-based gins. A TIME FOR WINE As we’ve discussed previously, juniper

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Gin Club Session #3

Last week we talked about different styles of gin and what they legally entail. Click here to read last week’s story! In today’s session, we’re going to look at the history of the gin and tonic, the Bramble cocktail, and The Botanist gin.  THE NATION’S FAVOURITE Is there a more

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Gin Club Session #2

Last week we talked about what gin is and the main four botanicals that give gin its character. Click here to see last weeks session if you missed it This week’s session we’re going to explore different expressions of gin and separate fact from fiction. Let’s take a look at

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Gin Club Session #1

Since we launched gin club over a year ago, we have explored dozens of different gins, run weekly tastings and created numerous boutique cocktails.  So, wanting to showcase the nation’s favourite spirit, we are continuing to share our passion via online sessions! For our first live Gin Club we wanted

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TAVERN DRINKS

In the American colonies, in 1832, the ‘Pioneer Inns and Taverns Law’ created a new type of licence that allowed inns to serve alcoholic beverages without having to lease rooms.  This was the creation of the ‘bar’ as we would come to know it and with it came a whole

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The Margarita

Margarita is Spanish for daisy. This was a popular drink in the first half of the 20th Century and also consisted of spirit, citrus and liqueur.  A very similar drink appears in the Cafe Royal Cocktail Book of 1939 called a ‘Picador’, which has the same ingredients as a margarita minus

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IKIGAI

At Blind Tyger, we take inspiration through the exploration of cultures and ideas different from our own. At the moment, our focus lies in the far East, with the concept of Ikigai.  (ee-kee-ga-ee) In Japanese, ikigai is written as &$%£, combining &$ which means “life”, with %£, which means “to

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