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Tarquin’s Blackberry Gin – the taste of Summer

Tarquin’s Blackberry Gin is one of the new additions to our special reserve gin collection. Fresh blackberries and Cornish wildflower honey are infused into delicious Tarquin’s Cornish Gin. The result is reminiscent of blackberry crumble and really is like a mouthful...

Citadelle, from France to our new gin collection

An old name Citadelle gin is one of the latest additions to our gin collection. Pierre Ferrand, who also make Cognac, have been distilling Citadelle gin since 1995. The brand dates back to the 18th Century when Louis XVI authorised the opening of a genièvre distillery...

Happy Pink Gin Day

Today is Pink Gin Day, so let’s take a look at the history behind this quintessentially-British tipple. Angostura bitters Pink gin wouldn’t be pink gin without Angostura bitters. Johann Siegert was a German physician and was attached to the Venezuelan military in the...

Chardonnay – the white truffle of Champagne

Chardonnay the chameleon grape Chardonnay was the last of the three Champagne grapes (alongside Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) to be planted in the region. Planting began in the late 19th Century and since then it has become more and more popular with winemakers, not...

The magical world of juniper, the core ingredient of gin

Here at Sub 13 we love gin, but what is it that separates this delicious liquor from the competition? The answer is, of course, juniper. If you have been lucky enough to scale the ragged heights of the peak district, or the unkempt hills of highland Scotland you’ve...

The Mojito – history of a Cuban classic

In celebration of International Mojito Day, here is a little bit of history behind one of the world’s most popular cocktails. Of the three classic cocktails that use mint, the Mojito is easily the most popular, in fact we sold over 50,000 of them last year and...

From our G&T Collection: Portobello Road Gin

This week we would like to show you another of our gin collection G&T twists – made with the awesome Portobello Road Gin. The Portobello Road Story The guys behind The Ginstitute, Ged Feltham, Jake Burger and Paul Lane crated Portobello Road Gin. This Mecca for...

Happy World Cocktail Day

The 13th May is an auspicious date in the cocktail calendar because it is World Cocktail Day! We couldn’t let this monumental day pass without delving slightly into the history of the cocktail. It was on this day in 1806 that the first printed usage of the word...

Happy Cosmopolitan Day!

This Sunday is National Cosmopolitan Day, so to celebrate here is a little bit of history behind this iconic cocktail. A true modern classic, and favourite tipple of the Sex and the City girls, the Cosmopolitan as we know it came into being in the 90s, although...

A twist on a Hendricks and tonic from the Sub 13 gin collection

We love Hendricks at Sub 13, but how about a delicious twist on a Hendrick’s and tonic from our new Sub 13 Gin Collection? Let us show you… We’re not alone in loving Hendrick’s it would seem, it is our second best selling gin here at Sub 13 and it is...