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Spiced Gin Mojito

Spiced Gin Mojito

We’ve been working with local mixologist Owen Williams (find him on Instagram @my_cocktail_bible) to develop some serves for our Signature Style gin: Spiced Gin Mojito is first on the list! The classic mojito. Always a winner – sharp lime, fresh mint, and toasted sugar notes from the rum, it’s no wonder it’s become a staple of the cocktail menu. Updating this by switching out the rum and replacing it with gin seems an obvious step to us – we love a rum, but there’s something about gin, especially our Signature Style, that lends itself to this sort of twist on...

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Tir – the Welsh origin whisky story

Tir – the Welsh origin whisky story

When we began our distillery journey, we were fascinated by the idea that we could bring a sense of place into the spirits that we were creating. The Welsh Origin whisky story is a continuation of that journey – our desire has always been to create an expression of the land where we live and work, and it makes sense that we should continue this with our Welsh origin whisky project. In gin, the use of locally available botanicals satisfies that intention. With whisky, we began to think more laterally, developing the idea that the barley and the land where...

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From to Mother’s Ruin to Mother’s Day

From to Mother’s Ruin to Mother’s Day

There was a time when the last thing anyone would have considered to be a suitable Mother’s Day present was gin or a gin making experience – but times change, and the stigma of gin is no more. While that’s great for us, we think it’s only right to acknowledge gin’s somewhat chequered heritage and recognise the transformation from Mother’s Ruin – to Mother’s Day! It’s hard to imagine any thing that’s had a more radical image overhaul than gin. It first hit British shores thanks to soldiers returning from fighting the Spanish in Holland during the 30 Years War...

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Creating a Master gin

Creating a Master gin

As Spirit of Coalpit Welshcake gin achieves a Master gin award in the Gin Masters 2020, the highest accolade and one only a handful of gins achieve, we consider the process of creating a Master gin, and how we brought it to life.     Did we know we were creating a Master gin when we first began considering a gin that would evoke the flavours of the Welsh kitchen; a gin that would symbolise what might be the only bright moment in a miner’s dark day underground? In all honesty, no. But with 9 award-winning gins now under our...

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Ble mae’r Gymraeg? Where’s the Welsh?

Ble mae’r Gymraeg? Where’s the Welsh?

Distyllfa Gymreig ydyn ni, sy’n chwifio’r faner dros jin Cymreig a wisgi Cymreig o’r grawn i’r gwydr – felly pam nad yw’n gwefan yn Gymraeg? Pam nad ydym ni (eto) yn defnyddio’r Gymraeg yn ein busnes? Gadewch i ni ddechrau gyda’n henw – In the Welsh Wind. Roedd enw ein distyllfa’n bodoli  sawl blwyddyn cyn y ddistyllfa. Dyma enw y gwnaethom ei greu wrth i ni ddechrau ar ein taith gerdded o gwmpas Cymru yn ôl yn 2013 – mae ‘in the wind’ yn ddywediad sy’n cael ei ddefnyddio ymhlith y rhai sy’n gweithio mewn ysbïo ac sy’n diflannu –...

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Ble mae’r Gymraeg? Where’s the Welsh?

Ble mae’r Gymraeg? Where’s the Welsh?

We’re a Welsh distillery, proudly championing Welsh gin and a grain to glass Welsh whisky – so why is our website not in Welsh? Why are we not (yet) using the Welsh language in our business? Let’s start with our name – In the Welsh Wind. Our distillery name precedes the distillery by several years. It’s a name we coined as we embarked on our walk around Wales back in 2013 – ‘in the wind’ is a saying used in relation to those working in espionage who disappear – and we were watching a lot of Spooks at the time!...

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