As The Gin Parlour were instrumental in helping get Blogger Gin off the ground, they will be selling the gin online, along with Amazon. T had been chatting to co-founder of The Gin Parlour, Adam on Twitter for years and had watched in awe as Adam had then changed career from web developer to gin parlour founder.
They can’t sell it on line just yet as we don’t have a product photograph but as soon as we do this week, this page will link straight to them (and Amazon) where you will be able to buy online.
In the meantime, here is a bit more about TGP (who also have a sale on at the moment so if you are looking to stock up on early Christmas presents, now would be a good time!).
In Adam’s own words the story of The Gin Parlour goes a bit like this:
The Gin Parlour was born over a pot of tea, one sunny Manchester morning in 2014. Tea because, I’m told, it was too early in the morning to be drinking gin. I was working full time as a web developer and looking for a new challenge. I wanted to do something I really enjoyed and, as I was discussing with my partner, we both said it would really have to involve gin. I’m not sure exactly what was being implied… maybe that somehow I had an unhealthy interest in gin? I dismissed this as surely there is no such thing.
I’ve been a fan of gin for some time (best not mention my first ever gin) – what’s not to love about a refreshing G&T? Or a Negroni? Or a Tom Collins? But my first real artisan gin was Warner Edwards Harrington Dry which I was introduced to by Twitter buddy @MummyBarrow. Quite by chance we went to the Tatton Food Festival and ran into Sion from Warner Edwards. His enthusiasm for what he and his business partner, and friend, Tom, were doing with Warner Edwards was really quite infectious. I began researching the business. Things were going well and I felt positive about what The Gin Parlour could achieve. Alas work got in the way.
Fast forward to 2016 and after finishing a contract with a startup client at the beginning of the year, I was hungrythirsty for the next challenge. I immediately started thinking once more about gin. It was time for The Gin Parlour to become a real thing. Back in 2014 there were no other dedicated Gin sites (that we could find) and I was excited about bringing something new to market. Since then a few have popped up with different offerings, but we’ve been working hard over the year on our branding, packaging, and sourcing and tasting gins and tonics (I even squeezed in a quick trip to Thomas Henry in Berlin), to make sure we bring you the best gin site there is – an extension of the enthusiasm and passion put into the gins and tonics by distillers and producers.
It is that love of gin, “let’s do this” approach, and the decision being made over a cuppa that means the Gin Parlour has a very special place in T’s heart.
Do check out their website as they have an incredible collection of mixers and glassware too, and regularly do special offers.
And as soon as we have a photograph of the gin this week (bottling takes place on Wednesday) it will be available to order on line, for delivery next week.