We have features on just about every aspect of gin, from cocktails and recipes to interviews with key industry figures. We hope you enjoy browsing the archive.

Edinburgh Festival – Budget or Blowout Aug 2010

August and Edinburgh go together like gin and tonic and experiencing Old Reekie during Festival and Fringe time should be on everybody’s ‘to do before they die’ list. Whether your skint or flush, we have the top tips you need… … Continue reading


Raise a Glass to the Movies! Jun 2010

Summer 2010 sees a massive programme of Film Festivals all over the world from Aruba in the Caribbean to Shanghai, from Edinburgh to Venice. You know how in the old days you had to have a beer and a football … Continue reading


Move over Molecular Mixology

Juliet Lawrence Wilson

Heston Blumenthal fans may have noticed he made some rather dinky little cocktail balls in a recent episode of Heston’s Feasts. Juliet Lawrence Wilson has been hard at work in the Gintime Laboratory and worked out some step-by-step instructions for … Continue reading


Jamie Mac of the Raconteur May 2010

Jamie Mac of the Raconteur

The Raconteur is one of Gintime’s fave bars. Here, Juliet Lawrence Wilson puts Jamie Mac on the spot about life, love, drinks and running his own bar. JLW: So Jamie, What’s it like being the pub landlord then? JM: Hectic, … Continue reading


If Gordy, Dave and Nick were cocktails…

You’ve watched the Leaders’ Debates, discarded the plethora of unread leaflets and you’ll certainly be trotting down to your local primary school to cast your vote. Well done responsible citizen! Thursday night’s the time to kick back and watch the … Continue reading


In the mix – a fresh look at liqueurs Mar 2010

In the mix - a fresh look at liqueurs

Geraldine Coates takes a fresh look at liqueurs – that vast array of flavoured spirits and cordials that have always played an important role in making delicious cocktails. Mention the word liqueur and most of us it instantly recall images … Continue reading


Valentine’s Day for beginners Feb 2010

Juliet Lawrence Wilson, no slouch on the lurve front herself, gets in depth with Valentine’s Day for the stay at homes. Valentine’s Day is the Marmite of Hallmark’s shelves: you either love it or hate it. Sure, many feel the … Continue reading


Gintime City Guide to Paris Jan 2010

We begin our occasional Gintime city guides appropriately for the time of the year with the most romantic of the lot: gay Paris! Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the best part of your life, you can’t help … Continue reading


Caorunn Gin Jan 2010

Master Distiller, Simon Buley, the creator of Caorunn Gin, goes under the Gintime spotlight. Simon Buley is happy: “The best thing about Caorunn is I can make it today and you can enjoy it tomorrow!”  This may not come as … Continue reading

Christmas Cocktails Nov 2009

Elderflower Bright Star

Christmas Cocktails – 2009 It’s never too early to plan your Christmas cocktail party. Well okay maybe we are being a bit premature but as the department stores have their decorations up, the gloves are off! So we’ve got a … Continue reading