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Batch Distillery's One Time Gin

The journey of Batch is one of a leap from the South to the North of England, from beer to gin and plenty of ups and downs along the way… Batch started off in Winchester which is where the founder, Phil Whitwell is currently located. Phil started off brewing craft beer in 1000 bottle runs and selling it locally before catching the gin bug. Having always had a keen eye for identifying flavours and blending them together he saw gin as the perfect canvas to apply his efforts to. Since August 2016 they have been tinkering away in their unit in Burnley, Lancashire but before then they were in Head Distiller’s Ollie’s basement and before that they were at the...

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Welsh Spring in a bottle of gin - OTG X North Star distillery

Spring has officially sprung and for our May limited edition gin release we've teamed up with North Star distillery in Wales who have managed to squeeze the very best of the season into a bottle just for our members! Matt, head distiller at North Star wild forages his botanicals by hand which grow in the rich Welsh landscape surrounding his distillery. The idea for his One Time Gin release was to truly encapsulate the season into a distillate. Something he has most certainly managed to do. Matt's Merywen gin is made in super small batches of just 30 bottles which allows him to have complete control over every drop that comes from the still. Without giving too much away before the official release...

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Cocktail of the month - April - The Full Moon Party

April's One Time Gin cocktail of the month - The Full Moon Party Article originally published in our members newspaper, One Time Press. All ingredients came with the limited edition gin that was created by Batch distillery just for our members. April's gin, by Batch distillery in Burnley features Kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass instead of any lemons or limes to give the gin a flavour influence straight out of South East Asia.  To further strengthen the ties to the region, the cocktail we've concocted brings in some of the spicier flavours prevalent in Thai cooking, namely ginger and chilli. The cocktail is a twist on a Tom Collins which is just about the most refereshing combination of liquids you...

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Tried Double Dutch mixers yet? These twins have found a winning formula...

This article was first published in the March edition of our members newspaper 'One Time Press' Whilst studying as students and enjoying going out in London, Double Dutch’s twin founders, Joyce and Raissa de Haas realised that if you wanted to find a mixer to compliment your gin rather than swamp it, there wasn’t many options. This was fine in the past but with the development of carefully crafted and designed gins with interesting flavours and botanicals they realised that there was a need for mixers to complement and enhance these flavours rather than mask them.   At the time they were studying for an MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship at University College London, graduating in September 2014. They realised the...

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Manchester gin | The story

Manchester Gin | The story Originally published in the March edition of our members newspaper 'One Time Press' Jennie Wiggins and Seb Heeley, the couple behind Manchester Gin spoke to us about how they ended up with their very own distillery. Seb: It all started on a Wednesday night at 1:30 in the morning, I was at a basement Tiki bar in the centre of Manchester and was with two friends who were talking to two girls so I was a bit of a spare part. I therefore said to myself that I was going to go and talk to the nearest girl to me and geographically the closest person to me was Jen. She was sat on her own,...

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