I’m Sarah Miller, a freelance spirits writer, judge & consultant.
I’ve always been partial to a G&T but back in the day that meant a Gordon’s & Schweppes. Or perhaps a Bombay Sapphire or Tanqueray. I drank the gins that were readily available in bars, supermarkets and my parents’ booze cabinet. Two fortuitous moments changed all that: In the summer of 2014 I won tickets to Gin Journey‘s London Gin Experience and learnt about the history of gin at Beefeater and about the craft gin renaissance at Sipsmith. Then in the summer of 2015 I won 10 bottles of premium gin from 31 Dover. There was no looking back….
More recently I’ve been honoured to judge for Craft Distilling Expo’s Gin of the Year (2017 & 2018), the World Gin Awards (2018-2022), The Gin Guide Awards (2020-2022), the International Wine and Spirit Competition (2020-2022) and The Global Spirits Masters (2021-2022).
I’m also delighted to have joined International Drinks Specialists as an Associate Specialist, and honoured to write for Gin Magazine, Spirits Beacon, Club Oenologique and Burum Collective. You can find all my freelance writing here.
In 2022 I was also over the moon to be shortlisted for IWSC’s Emerging Talent in Spirits Communication award.
About Gin A Ding Ding
To retain my independence and integrity, I do not charge for any coverage on my social media channels. While gifts are gratefully received, I cannot guarantee coverage for unsolicited deliveries. All products I receive are featured in the appropriate Gin Monthly, and all bottles over 100ml are included on my collection page with a link to the product’s website or my review. I always endeavour to give my honest opinion on gins, subscription services and events. I do not agree to copy approval but am happy to correct mistakes and inaccuracies. Private feedback and consultation can be provided on request.