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Maple infused gin - When Kim met the Maple Syrup Man!

This gin all started with a conversation!   In August we were awarded 3 Gold Stars in the Great Taste awards run by The Guild of Fine Foods, the announcement and celebrations for the winners were held in London at the beginning of October - so off I went. To win any 3 star award is no mean feat as 10,000 entries from all over the UK and Ireland are tasted with only 147 being awarded 3 stars so it is fair to say I was delighted.   Anyway I was sitting at the awards dinner beside a man called Rob Ward who had won a 2 star Great Taste  award for his Pure Canadian Maple Syrup, and as we...

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The Gin Bothy's Mulled Gin Awarded Highest Accolade by Great Taste Awards

Whether you’re the type that goes all out for Christmas or hates the stress that comes with it, pouring a glass of Gin Bothy’s Mulled Infused Gin is a guaranteed shortcut to getting ready for Christmas.  Infused with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg in limited edition, hand-made batches it’s most frequently described as “Christmas in a glass”. “Mulled is great on the rocks or with ginger ale or for the ultimate Christmas experience try serving it warm, ideally sitting by the fire” says Gin Bothy founder Kim Cameron. Great Taste, which celebrates the very best in food and drink recently awarded Gin Bothy Mulled Gin with a prestigious Great Taste 3-star Award. Out of 10,000 products, only 141 products were awarded...

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A Bothy song in honour of
The Bard on Burns Night

Burns Night in Scotland can bring out the best in our love of Scots word, married with the fantastic annual Celtic Connection Festival in Glasgow, we can somehow feel connected with our past in dreich January! As a big fan of our folk music traditions, especially Bothy songs (obviously!), I would like to see a more widespread appreciation of the unique musical traditions we have here in rural Scotland.  Our culture and heritage is enviable worldwide, but if we don't hold onto and nurture it, it will be lost forever.  So having explained all year at our Gin tasting events what a Bothy is (it's a personal quest!) I thought I'd write my own Bothy Song to help tell the story of...

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A Very Merry Bothy Christmas / Gin Pairing

The big day is here! It's time to eat, drink and be merry. We've all heard about wine pairing, the art of matching each stage of your meal with the perfect accompanying glass. At the Bothy however, we took the concept and swapped wine for something that excites us a bit more! We've developed a Gin Dining Guide, something we'll be making the most of during the festive season... Starter The classic prawn cocktail is the retro way to start off a Christmas dinner that will never go out of fashion. Our Chilli Gin pairs perfectly with any fish dish, bringing with it a bit of heat to get things started. At 20%, our Chilli Gin is ideal to sip away...

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In Season November & December / Mulled Pear Punch

We'll be posting a new Gin Bothy Gin concoction every month, featuring the best seasonal ingredients The perfect festive punch. A Gin Bothy twist on Mulled Wine, using our signature Mulled Gin, infused with cinnamon, nutmeg & clove. Our In Season drink for the colder months features the humble pear, which partners beautifully with mulled spices. Mulled Pear Punch Pear cider Cloudy apple juice  Gin Bothy's Mulled Infused Gin Oranges Cloves Cinnamon sticks Pears Honey 1. Add the chopped pears and apple juice to a pan & heat slightly to soften the pears 2. Add Gin Bothy's Mulled Infused Gin (you decide how much!) and the pear cider. (Be careful not to boil the liquids) 3. Stud the oranges with cloves, add along...

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