OK, I’ve have decided to bring it back! The Hels Hot List… I’m going to aim to try and do this weekly, but we will see! This regular feature is where you can find all the things I have on my wishlist and I think you will love them too.
If you have been following me on here, Twitter or Instagram, you will know that gin is my thing! just love it. I’m more of a new-age Gin fan, with the experimental flavours and pairings than of the traditional juniper heavy Gins – (they are still great but just not my favourites).
Most weeks I’m down the Gin aisle of my local supermarket, seeing what’s new and adding my latest finds to my wishlist.
With Christmas a mere four weeks away! (yep that’s all), there is no better time to share the Gin Edition of the Hels Hot List.
Bloom Gin – Lemon and Elderflower Gin Liqueur
I love a Royal Wedding and this newish edition from Bloom Gin has been inspired by the flavours of the cake from Prince Harry’s and Meghan’s wedding. It boasts Lemon notes with a hint of Elderflower. From the sound of this gin, this right up my street! I love a gin liqueur from the ones I’ve tasted these tend to be a lot sweeter, and Edlerflower is a flavour I love. So I need this gin in my life ASAP.
From the pairing notes on their website, This gin goes well with chilled sparkling wine or a premium tonic water, garnished with a lemon spiral
Bloom Gin – Jasmine and Rose Gin
it’s another Bloom Gin, but I saw their launch event for this Gin over Instagram in the summer and I have wanted to try it ever since. It sounds like an interesting mix of flavours that I haven’t had in a Gin before, which makes me really eager to try it. (any excuse really, but hey)
This Gin is said to go nicely with ice and premium tonic water garnished with blackberries and mint.
Whitley Neill Raspberry Gin
I stumbled across this Gin at one of my local Gin bars during the summer, I’m a massive fan of Raspberries (I find them quite sharp) but I wanted to try something new and this didn’t disappoint. You get a lovely sweet taste of Raspberry without any bitterness or sharpness that I get when I’m eating the fruit.
Distilled with many different botanicals including Juniper, Orange, Lemon, Angelica Root, Raspberries and Blackberries, this is a lovely balanced gin, not too sweet, not sharp and not overly juniper heavy. (it’s just right!)
It tastes lovely with Raspberries and an Indian Tonic and if you check out their website, they have some great cocktail recipes for it too.
Tanqueray Flor De Sevilla
I discovered this Gin at a local Food and Drink Festival in the Summer, I loved the bottle label, I think it really stands out next to other Gins the self in the bar. It really intrigued me, so I have to give it a go, and it didn’t disappoint.
Distilled with Sevilla orange essences and inspired by Charles Tanqueray’s original recipes, this Gin has a lovely orange flavour which isn’t overpowering, which some Orange Gins can be. I think this is a lovely balanced Gin that is very refreshing.
So these are all my current Gin picks. Do you have a favourite Gin? I always love a recommendation, so leave me a comment below.