In 2021, we set oursleves ourselves a goal to work with some other podcasters and create some TBR collaboration episodes. This is the second such venture. The Scottish Alchemists run gin-tasting events in Scotland and their podcast is part of what they do. We sent them a gin – A Stokie Bottom Knocker (You can get yourself a bottle here : https://www.moorlandpottery.co.uk/moorland-pottery-ranges/stokie-oatcake-gin/bottom-knocker-70cl-glass-bottle.html – it’s a good one and they sent us a Marylebone London Dry Gin (You can get yourself a bottle here https://www.masterofmalt.com/gin/the-pleasure-gardens/marylebone-london-dry-gin/?utm_content=the-pleasure-gardens/marylebone-london-dry-gin¤cyCode=GBP&utm_source=database&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=mom_base_1&msclkid=f6c7f2a7e2d613aa5175929011c8f71a&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Bing-Shopping-UK-High%20Margin&utm_term=4579534650196331&utm_content=Everything%20Else – it’s a good one and a strong one!)
We taste-tested each on the podcast and tried to discern the flavours of each. It’s a great idea for a podcast – if you are a podcaster, We would definitely recommend you try it! We also tried some different garnishes including the now infamous Banana Dolphin that they had talked about on their podcast (FYI 2 days after hearing this on their podcast, I saw it on a show called Ultimate Food Fun that I was watching with my kids) – as a garnish it looks pretty good but is much too large. I need a micro-banana.
Check out the Scottish Alchemists http://www.thescottishalchemists.co.uk/ and see what they do, you can also pick up their book here : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Question-Gin-Scottish-Alchemists/dp/B08P3QVWCX/ref=sr_1_2?adgrpid=1293026032442014&dchild=1&hvadid=80814216222509&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocint=4078&hvlocphy=41694&hvnetw=o&hvqmt=e&hvtargid=kwd-80814337497565%3Aloc-188&keywords=scottish+alchemists&qid=1614280102&sr=8-2&tag=mh0a9-21 They are going to create a cocktail for our book so be sure to keep an eye out for that.