Ben Hampson

Episode 02 - Finding the gin for your tonic

Episode 02 - Finding the gin for your tonic

Welcome To The Gin Ignite PodcastWhether you want to party or have a quiet night in gin will ignite NewsVery sad that world gin day has gone by. Need another Should be one gin day a month. So I am planning a world gin day in July or August. Will let you know the details Gin RecommendationRevealed in Episode 5 Find you Gin and Your Tonic?Divide your Gin London Dry Fruit based Botanicals Liqueurs Benchmark Types Of Gin These are mine:- Gordons ( - London Dry Bombay Saphire ( - Botanical Whitley Neill ( - Raspberry Taste the Gin On It's Own Gives you a real idea of what it tastes like How does it compare to your benchmark gin ? Does it have a delicate flavour ? Taste the tonic on it's own You need to understand it's flavour too Start with 3 Elderflower Mediterranean Elderflower Now pair with the correct tonic Strong flavour A gin which which has a very strong flavour like Whitley Neill Rhubarb and Ginger needs to be paired carefully Elderflower would probably be the best in this case if you want to dampen the taste a bit or choose something like an blood orange tonic for example Delicate gin Martin Miller ( I would pair with Mediterranean or standard tonic. Elderflower too much to overpower Gin Community Shout Out@pitwheeldistillery ( get my vote this week for their amazing advert which says Coffee keeps me going until it’s acceptable to drink Gin I am keen to help any business that has been affected by Covid. If you are starting up again, have an event coming up or have a mini - festival please get in touch and let me help you to publicise it on this podcast. Get In ContactIM me at @ginignite ( on Twitter E-Mail me at ( If you have ideas IM me or e-mail at ( If you want to be on the show then IM me or e-mail me at ( Instragram Community ShoutoutIf you have not already started to follow them with there nearly 1500 follows @girls_on_gin ( They post some amazing pictures and they have a Westie dog just like me !! They have been featured in the press Final Thought The thing that I like about the gin community that I have met so far is that no one judges anyone for what they believe, what they look like or who they choose to be. The world would be a better place if everyone took that view. Grab your drink, toast those you love, enjoy your weekend and whether your decide to party or stay in I will be with you in spirit !!! Seriously though enjoy your weekend and I look forward to joining you for another episode next Friday. Cheers

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