Good day to you all! Its been a while since we spoke but you can be guaranteed that we’ve not been resting on our laurels! Since the beginning of December we’ve sold almost 300 copies of This is Gin. We are absolutely delighted that everyone has been loving it so much; the feedback has been amazing.
We’ve been working on our list of stockists, currently you can buy online here, or at one of the following stockists
- Carnegie Whisky Cellars – Dornoch
- The Storehouse – Evanton
- Gordon & Macphail – Elgin
- Inverurie Whisky Shop– Inverurie
- Rye & Soda – Aberdeen
- The Coffee Apothecary – Pitmedden
- Peterhead Projects – Peterhead
If you’d like to stock the book in your shop please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing email@example.com
We have been very lucky with a lot of support from several gin producers and retailers throughout the writing process and since we’ve been on sale. One day in mid-November we received a lovely package through the mail from the amazing guys at Esker. They had sent us some of their gin to try. Although it was tempting to just open it then and there we decided to keep it until the book was complete and have a wee celebratory drink then.
So on the last Friday in November we cracked open this delight and paired it with some lovely Fevertree naturally light tonic and proceeded to let Scott have his first proper gin experience. And boy, what a treat to start with!
Esker is a very drinkable gin, that proves to be very easy on the palette without any of the heaviness or harshness that some gins can have. Mixed with tonic it proves to be a lovely refreshing drink that you could very easily drink throughout the evening. The more you sip the more you get the other botanicals that are in there including the citrus notes, the warmth from the peppercorn and the floral notes from the heather. It very much is a drink that for me captures the essence of deeside – the fresh bracing air but with the cosiness and familiarity that makes you feel at home. For me Esker is definitely a winner.
Scott as a first time gin drinker didn’t know what to expect but he had some preconceived ideas of what gin was going to be like – floral and heavy seemed to be a few of the words banded about. But his feedback was good. He enjoyed the gin and commented “I could easily see me drinking that” which is praise indeed from a Vodka drinker!
So Esker it’s a big thumbs up from us here at This is Guides – what do you think? Have you tried Esker yet? Remember and register your book so you can get access to the online community when it launches soon and you can upload your own thoughts and star rating.
Keep your eyes peeled for some more reviews soon.