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Sloe by name, Slow by Nature

The Sloe Gin Story starts its sweet story in the hedgerows and thickets of the British countryside. Sloe berries are the sour, blue-black fruit of the thorny blackthorn shrub, a member of the rose family. The Sloe Orchard At Humdinger gin we have established a sloe orchard, one of the first in New Zealand. The tiny, astringent fruits are harvested in Autumn at the first frost by the enthusiastic team here at Humdinger. With sloes not traditionally being grown in this manner, we are continually experimenting with drainage, irrigation, and tree spacings. We are delighted to report, that what improvements we have made are working, with a bumper 2022 crop. When will the 2022 Sloe Gin be ready? The 2022 Vintage...

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Gin and Winter 2022

Looking forward to Winter? We sure are. During these months here at Humdinger Gin we are in the business of tweaking our distillery processes and making improvements where necessary.  There are many truly amazing gin cocktail recipes to enjoy. You could get into the winter vibe by creating Gin Cocktails with a heartwarming twist. Gin works especially well when you bring in winter spices and ingredients like maple syrup, star anise,cinnamon, cranberries and ginger.

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Gin Cocktails deserves beautiful glassware, Humdinger explains why?

Our clients enjoy the whole experience of drinking our Humdinger Gin. Regardless if it's a gin cocktail or straight on the rocks. Delight is taken in recognising hints of citrus on the nose right through the juniper body to the refreshing aftertaste that lingers on the pallet.  All this is possible with glassware that has been specially designed with this in mind.  Copa – the authentic gin cocktail glass Gin glasses that are shaped with a large and wide bowl, tend to heighten the aroma and enhance the flavour of your Gin of choice - Humdinger Gin! Also sometimes referred to as a balloon glass, it's a bulbous shape on a stem, like a wine glass. The copa’s spacious, wide bowl enables botanicals...

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How to make a Gin Cocktail

Entertaining from home will be very much the new “dining out” for the immediate future. Part of the dining experience is the drinks, and what better choice than gin?Gin is going through what the experts call a “ginnaissance” and its popularity has no signs of slowing down. Gin is a fabulous drink that appeals to the masses due to its variety, taste, and versatility. The juniper berry defines the crispness and delicate freshness that make for a great gin. At Humdinger Gin we would like to give you a few inspiring Gin cocktails to make your evening or luncheon a success. These cocktails feature each of our signature and limited-released gins, exclusively designed by mixologists for Humdinger. Dry Gin Martini...

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Summer Drinks featuring Humdinger Gin

Summer is the perfect time for cocktails with Gin with its subtle unique botanical light flavour. Our Humdinger Gin blends perfectly with mixers such as an East Imperial Tuzu tonic. Or for the more adventurous a Gin Cocktail Such as a Gin Martini, or a Tom Collins may be a refreshing alternative. A perfectly balanced gin cocktail is not as overpowering as a cocktail with whiskey, rums, or tequila as the core ingredient. Make this Christmas a Humdinger of a Christmas! Wanting to give the gift of Gin this Christmas? Here at Humdinger we love Christmas, and many of our customers love to share their love of our gin with their loved ones and associated gin connoisseurs. Head over to...

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