New Town Gin Blackberry & Winter Spice Liqueur (Wharf Distillery) : Review


GIFTED

The guys over at Wharf Distillery sent me their new gin liquor “Blackberry and Winter Spices” to try and do a vlog review on.

About the gin

Autumn berries and subtle warming spices. The perfect combination for those winter evenings and festive celebrations. Add a shot to your choice of fizz for that perfect celebration tipple.

How good does this sound? plus you can make a wee cocktail with it to mmmm

What Arrived

How nice does this bottle look? I love the label design for this, as before you even drink it, the label gives you a nice warm feeling due to the colours…well it did for me 🙂

I opened the bottle and smelled it, WOW this smelled amazing.

Fruity, with hints of spices ohhh I think I am going to like this one 🙂

The Drink

This is a Gin liqueur which means its going to be sweeter than just normal Gin, which is perfect for me as I have a sweet tooth and am sure this will hit the spot.

Tasting time…

ohhh YES!!! this hit the spot, the closest I could say to how it tastes its like a gin version of mulled wine.

This is soo good! and lovely flavours and scents.

Yes it does come over as a more festive gin, but you could easily have this any point throughout the year. Its great flavours, makes it such a nice and lovely drink to sit down and relax with.

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the gin.

Firstly a big thanks to Wharf Distillery for sending me their amazing gin.

As I said in my review above, you can easily drink this gin all year round. I highly recommended it, as its just a lovely flavour and very smooth and easy to drink.

At some point I will check out more gins from New Town Gin, as I was very impressed with this one.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

….also check out the VLOG review I did for this….


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NEW TOWN GIN | BLACKBERRY & WINTER SPICE LIQUEUR (Wharf Distillery) : Vlog Review


The guys over at Wharf Distillery sent me their new gin liquor “Blackberry and Winter Spices” to try and do a vlog review on.

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VIP Chefs Table : Cathedral House Hotel & The Exchange Event

Cathedral House Hotel
28-32 Cathedral Square
Glasgow
G4 0XA
0141 552 3519

www.cathedralhouseglasgow.com
The Exchange
2 Ann Street
Greenock
PA15 4RQ
01475 722280

www.exchangerestaurant.com

V: 11th July 2019


When I got this invite I had to accept, as it sounded amazing.

First everyone who was coming would meet at the Cathedral House Hotel for canapés and fizz, then we would be taken to The Exchange at Greenock where we would meet the owners and chef and be treated to a feast.

First Stop

The meeting point was at Glasgow Cathedral House, to be honest I have known there was something here but never been inside I have either driven past or walked past, so tonight I would finally get to see whats inside.

Looking Around

On entering its not what I expected, it was very nicely decorated and this was just the bar / eating area.

We were welcomed with a glass of fizz which was really nice.

While waiting for everyone to arrive, the guys here started to bring out the canapés.

As you can see from the above photos everything looked good, but did it taste good? I can honestly it tasted VERY good!

Everything was perfectly cooked, and full of really nice flavours. My favourite was the risotto, it was MEGA moreish for me.

A big thanks to everyone tonight and compliments to the chefs, as the food was very very very good.

This is a little hidden gem that most people tend to just pass, but its really lovely inside and has an events area you can hire and some rooms in case you want to spend the night.

For those of you who like a beer garden, well this place has one for those few days of sun Glasgow is treated to a year.

Guys do pop in if passing, you wont be disapointed.

www.cathedralhouseglasgow.com

On to Greenock…

We got in to a coach and headed to the second destination which was located at Greenock, now I have not been here since I was a little boy so it would be nice to see it again.

Arrived…

On pulling up to the Exchange it looked interesting, so it was time to go in and see what it was like.

Looking Around

On entering I was very very impressed, the place looked very modern, stylish and had that homely feel to it.

Tonight we were going to have a meet and greet with the owners and chef, plus get to try a few items from the menu…well it was actually more than a few as you will see.

The Food

WOW first impression was this looked good, smelled good and more important I hope I have another hole on my belt 🙂

As you can see from the many photos above, the Exchange really really spoiled us tonight!

The first dish I tried was the Stornoway black pudding spring rolls, and this was and a massive mmm and I could have easily had everyones.

The desert which I always look forward to as I have a sweet tooth, when it was placed on the table I instantly knew I had to try the little cup.

This is heaven in a cup and was so good, I actually had 3 (bad me I know) to be honest I could have probably had 5 but I was so full from the amount of food I stopped myself at 3.

The food here guys was really good! I honestly thought I was sitting in a nice restaurant in town, and here I was in Greenock…who would have thought here would have an amazing restaurant and its not that far a drive from Glasgow.

I think I can say from everyone that attended tonight the only complaint we all had was our stomachs weren’t big enough for everything.

Overall

Firstly a big thanks to both locations for tonight, you really spoiled us and compliments to the chefs at both the Cathedral House and Exchange.

I am adding both locations to my top spots, as I felt both locations were very nice, homely and the food at both was a solid 10/10 and am sure everyone who was at this event would 100% agree.

Guys if your looking for two new places to visit, please check both of these locations out I promise you that you will not be disappointed.

Cathedral House Hotel
28-32 Cathedral Square
Glasgow
G4 0XA
0141 552 3519

www.cathedralhouseglasgow.com
The Exchange
2 Ann Street
Greenock
PA15 4RQ
01475 722280

www.exchangerestaurant.com

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