The world of gin is a fast-paced one and there are few places where that is more evident than at Junipalooza. Last year, I attended as a lucky competition winner and it was that experience that spurred me on to start this blog. This year, I was fortunate enough to be invited back as a “gin-sider”, so to speak. And I’m not the only one: last year Finlay and Eileen Geekie attended as members of the public; this year they were behind the stall of their very own, highly acclaimed, Colonsay Gin.
Gin liqueurs don’t always get the attention they deserve in this juniper-crazy market. Given the number of new gins coming to the market every week, perhaps it isn’t surprising that gin liqueurs can get overlooked, but they offer something just as special as their more alcoholic counterparts. A good fruit liqueur drunk neat makes a wonderful warming winter tipple, or can be lengthened into a refreshing summer spritzer, added to a G&T, a cocktail or a glass of prosecco. The possibilities are endless.