I’m a creature of habit. I always order the same curry (chicken tikka masala from my local nut-free Indian restaurant), the same pizza (chicken feast with olives, peppers and sweetcorn) and the same drinks – either a Southern Comfort and Coke or a Sauvignon Blanc (Chilean preferably, but New Zealand comes a very close second).
I always tell myself I’m going to be more adventurous and try something different “next time” but when it comes to the crunch, I just can’t bring myself to do it – what if I order something different and don’t like it?
So when I was asked by Warner Edwards if I’d like to try a bottle of their gin I thought it would be a good opportunity to branch out from my usual tipple.
I remember trying gin a few years ago and not being a huge fan, but two of my closest friends (Sian and Dan) are gin lovers and at last count had 17 different varieties stocked in their kitchen, so I thought I should give it a whirl. If they like it so much perhaps my palette might have changed?
Upon arrival, the first thing that struck me was the bottle. I’m a sucker for a nice looking bottle and I’ve always thought gins seem to come in the nicest ones – they look so classy on a mantlepiece or side cabinet with a floral arrangement in it, like Dawn’s below.
The gin we received was their Elderflower version – I love Elderflower as a flavour so this was a good starting point for my journey of gin discovery. So on a Saturday evening, Ben and I settled down to give it a try, a glass with a slice of cucumber and the other with a slice of lime.
It was a revelation! I really liked it! Me! Drinking gin and enjoying it!
Although it was Elderflower flavoured, it still had the distinctive gin taste to it, but it was really refreshing and not too heavy either. For me, personally, I preferred it with the cucumber as I felt the lime was slightly overpowering and combined with the Elderflower added a slightly bitter touch to it, but it wasn’t undrinkable, just a little sharper than I myself like.
Since trying this Warner Edwards gin I’ve decided that perhaps I could be a gin drinker after all. There’s something a little classy and Hollywood about saying you’re going to have a G&T in the sunshine, isn’t there?
There’s lots of other Warner Edwards gins to try – I think the next one I might give a whirl is their Rhubarb Gin which sounds incredible!
As always, when indulging in alcohol be sure to do so responsibly!
Are you a gin lover, or could one of these flavoured treats tempt you?
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