We had the pleasure of attending a 'gin dinner' at the Shrub and Shutter in Brixton a couple of weeks ago hosted by the excellent Warner Edwards Gin. W.E were there with a few of their delicious offerings including the standard London Dry, Rhubarb and Sloe gins, all paired with an excellent food menu. The spirits were expertly crafted by the wizards at Shrub & Shutter into some divine cocktails, as always with a little S&S slant! A particular pairing that had me begging for more was the smoked cha with rhubarb and sea herbs served alonside a wonderfully tart rhubarb martini. The winner on the cocktail front for me though was definitely the negroni made with W.E sloe gin - it's a great strength for a sloe gin and the process of steeping the fresh berries in the undiluted alcohol gives a wonderful depth of flavour. After discovering this negroni recipe I don't think it'll be long before Warner Edwards appears on TGBS's shelves...

We Are Distilled

We also had the pleasure of being sat next to Annie from WeAreDistilled. Anyone who's not been to her fantastic website should do so without delay as her 'no BS' approach to reviewing great alcohols makes for great reading and they certainly no how to incorporate a juicy turn of phrase.