What we're about

Rule 1: If you like gin, you’re in!
Rule 2: See rule 1

For anyone with a taste for gin or just an interest in the big gin revival which has been gathering pace over the last few years this is the group for you.

I’m a bit of a ginthusiast and I’m hoping to find a few like-minded people out there to share some times with. I’ve got a few ideas to get things rolling, but the floor is very much open for any juniper-related fun you would care to suggest, but for starters you can expect. We are based in Reading, but we'll be visiting other towns and cities, so please join in, and get involved, regardless of where you live.

Regular meetups to taste and discuss specially created gin flights at local pubs and bars.
Visits to distilleries.
Meet the distiller sessions.
Trips to other towns and cities to check out their gin scene.
Gin festivals and other special tastings.

There’s a lot of gin-soaked action going on out there these days.
Let’s dive in and taste the (tonic) water.

We also have a Facebook group to tell us all about what you're drinking, where you've drunk it and chat about all things gin so please come and join the conversation: The Gin Cabinet on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGinCabinet/)

I’m also expecting to be able to announce some ongoing discounts at some of the venues we’ll be gracing with our company but to start you off I’ll throw you this cheeky little bone:

10% off any talks and tasting events organised by The Gin Devil*

If you are a relevant venue, or retailer and you would be interested in offering a discount to group members please email me at TheGinDevil@gmail.com

*Full disclosure: That’s me! And while I am the one who has initially set the group up I’m hoping it will develop and have a life of it’s own, so if you have any event suggestions, or are interested in getting involved in the running of the group, then drop me a line. I really am open to all ideas. If you are interested you can check me out at TheGinDevil.co.uk (http://www.thegindevil.co.uk) or on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TheGinDevil/).

Upcoming events (3)

Birthday Gin Cabinet Session

The Grey Friar Of Reading

Many a glass of gin has flowed under the bridge, or more accurately down my ever expectant open throat (they don't call me baby-bird for nothing, you know), since first we met one short year ago, and I don't know about you, but I'm in the mood to celebrate. We're going back to The Greyfriar, where it all started, all those gins ago. I'll be announcing more details over the next few weeks and if anyone has some smart idea of what a gin group birthday party should look like feel free to message me, or start a chat here.

Visit Junipalooza: the best Gin Festival in the Country

Last year the Gin Foundry boys smashed it out of the park once again with some superb gins and a superb event... I see no reason why it won't be the same again in 2019. Junipalooza is unlike any other gin festival. Not only are all your samples, from a range of over 100 of the very finest gins, free once you're in but the brands aren't even allowed to attend unless the makers themselves turn up so not just great gin, but great gin served by the people who actually made the stuff. And to prove it here's one of me with the Master Distiller of 209 Distillery who flew in from San Francisco especially for the event.... and we just need to travel from Reading! Earlybird tickets are out now at £25, and as I'm early to get this up we're going for the late Saturday session. This is always the first session to sell out so next June may seem a long way off but don't hang around. Would make the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one too : ) Tickets and more information is available here: Via Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/[masked]/ or directly on eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/junipalooza-london-2019-tickets[masked] I'll be travelling from Reading so meeting point can be worked out closer to the day when we know who's coming, and where you are coming from. If you're from out of (Reading) town then we'll arrange meet place closer to the day.

Taste South African gins with Gin Foundry

Gin Foundry

The guys who bring us Junipalooza each year do small, in-depth, tasting experiences throughout the year... and they are always great. For each event they chose from the wide-range of gins they have accumulated those which will give a good insight into the aspect of the gin firmament chosen for that evening. And this one is all about South African gins. South Africa is a country which has really taken the modern gin explosion to its heart, and made it its own. Their gins tend to be rooted in the local terroir with indigenous botanicals shunting aside ones we may be more familiar with to bring us something distinctly South African. Tickets sell rapidly so if you are interested in joining me don't hang around. The venue is in Fulham and not the easiest to get to, but I should be up a little before the start time so happy to meet you nearby. For tickets and full details: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gin-tasting-south-african-gins-tickets[masked]

Past events (23)

The Gin Cabinet in Session at The Castle Tap

The Castle Tap

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