About me

Gin A Ding Ding chronicles one woman’s love affair with, and self education in, all things gin.


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, 2019, 2020 & 2021), The Gin Guide Awards (2020 & 2021), the International Wine and Spirit Competition (2020 & 2021) and The Global Spirits Masters (2021).

I’m also delighted to have joined the Gin Magazine team as a freelance writer and International Drinks Specialists as an Associate Specialist.

Want to know even more about me? Check out my interview in The Gin Guide, The Gin Cooperative’s Meet the Blogger column and my Meet the Team interview in Gin Magazine.

About Gin A Ding Ding

To retain my independence and integrity, I do not charge for any coverage on my blog or on any of my social media channels. Reviews must be requested and discussed in advance and, as a rule, I request full-size bottles to review. Gifts and unsolicited deliveries are gratefully received, and will be featured on my social media channels, but not necessarily reviewed. All bottles over 100ml are included in my collection page with a link either to my review or the product’s website. Private feedback can be provided on request. 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.

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