Pickerings’ Picklings at Bar 1821

Strawberry shrub can be a refreshing addition to a gin and soda

As a child, my younger sister used to love to drink shrub and coke when we were on holidays. I’m convinced she thought that the cordial she brought from the Cornish cornershop, was alcoholic and therefore illicit – although that’s as far from the truth as could be.  It only…

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The 1819 – Bespoke Scottish Dry Gin

Apex Hotel Waterloo Place created 'The 1819' gin to celebrate its 200th birthday © Sandy Young Photography 07970 268944 Apex Hotels launch its 200th anniversary celebrations for its Waterloo Place property by unveiling a new bespoke gin, The 1819, in homage to the hotel buildingÕs long standing place in EdinburghÕs skyline. The new gin, which takes its name from the date the building was completed, draws on inspiration from Isa Gray, the famous botanist and close friend of Charles Darwin who frequented the Waterloo Place hotel. E: sandy@scottishphotographer.com W: www.scottishphotographer.com

Apex Hotels launch its 200th-anniversary celebrations for its Waterloo Place property by unveiling a new bespoke gin, ‘The 1819’ – Copyright – Sandy Young Photography

 

In celebration of the Apex Waterloo Place’s 200th birthday, the food and beverage team created ‘the 1819’, a bespoke Scottish dry gin, in association with St Andrew’s distillery Eden Mill.  I went along to an exclusive press launch to find out more and to sample some exclusive cocktails paired with some small but perfectly formed plates.

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The Gin Lounge

The Gin Lounge

The Gin Lounge

I was out and about at the weekend at the Gin Lounge’s first ever stand alone Festival at the Assembly Rooms. With the lovely company of the Social Bitches and Sharon from Bite Magazine, there really wasn’t a better way to spend a Saturday.

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