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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...