Deserving new ‘Destination’ for gin lovers


Dartmoor Whisky Distillery –

Looking back over the past year and our fifty plus gin reviews, I realised it is time to add another location to the list of great places to drink gin.  While we still haven’t made it to Raffles Hotel in Singapore, and we probably enjoyed our last sundowner on the decking at the end of September, we continue to drop into Bovey Tracey’s Dartmoor Whisky Distillery on Friday evenings to find our hosts have stocked the bar with yet another gin we need to try.

Brockmans Premium Gin was the most recent one which Greg and Simon introduced us to – giving me the excuse to post the trailer for the film Burlesque, featuring Christina Aguilera – but there are half a dozen others on our blog which we got a taste for in the former Town Hall.  St Ives Gin and Trevethan are amongst the strong Cornish contingent on the back bar; while the TV themed Peaky Blinder has become one of our most popular blogs.  Dockyard Gin from the Medway was another discovered ‘up the hill’ very much to our liking – and of course they normally stock the outstanding Beast and Black Dog gins from nearby Dartmoor Distillery, housed at the beautiful Tuckers Matings in Newton Abbot, which are on offer in our current draw.

I can also assure you that now  a second still has been added to the set up in the stylishly converted building, we will be reporting on the pair’s new juniper distillation just as soon as it is launched.