It was around the beginning of 2017 that T at Mummy Barrow mulled over the idea of starting a “Blogger Gin”. Increasingly bloggers were talking about gin and T spotted a gap in the market for one named after Bloggers. I kind of “by them, for them”.
T starting discussing the idea with Adam at The Gin Parlour and he said that if she made it, he would sell it. So with that came a determination to make it happen.
But how. Making a gin is a daunting process when all you have ever done is drink it. T knew it was possible though, because anything is possible. That and the fact that in the 90s her parents had bought a near derelict vineyard in France and within two years not only renovated the Chateau but produced award winning wine that went on to be sold all over the world and even stocked in Waitrose.
It is a nod to her mum’s signature on the wine bottle capsule that T included her signature on the label of Blogger Gin.
Gin that has been made in small batches by artisan gin makers Alan and Amy at their distillery in Lincolnshire, with the help of their still, Dotty, named after Amy’s grandmother. They had already created Pin Gin, an award winning gin, and so Adam introduced Alan and Amy to T (who are now known as the A Team) to see if they could help with the development of Blogger Gin.
Samples were made and posted to T in Hampshire, and Adam in Manchester for tasting, reviews shared over email, tweaks made to the recipe and by October the “that’s it, that’s the one” moment had happened.
And Blogger Gin became a reality.
T’s friend Oliver at Mr McQuitty was called on to design the labels and with those made production could finally happen, with bottles hitting gin shelves in November 2017.