It is the summer of 2013 when Yvan Vindevogel, pharmacist-entrepreneur, discovers an interesting link between the mighty powers of the liquor we call Gin and his profession as a pharmacist. There, on a quiet Sunday morning, reading the paper with a cup of tea, he stumbles upon an article about the fascinating story of Gin. Intrigued by the ancient powers and the medicinal history of this drink, he sets himself a new purpose for this lifetime: as a pharmacist in mind & heart, he would bring this experience of mixing and experimenting with flavours, characteristics and herbal extracts in Gin to the people. He would give them the chance to be their own Alchemist, to create their own ‘Elixir of Life’. He would name it Copperhead Gin. www.copperhead.be  

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The story of Monkey 47 begins in the 1940s. In July 1945, to be precise! Wing Commander Montgomery “Monty” Collins of the Royal Air Force was posted to the British sector of divided Berlin. Having arrived in Berlin after the end of the war and taken up his post in the administration of the British sector, Commander Collins was profoundly affected by the extent of the destruction of the capital and so resolved to support the reconstruction of Germany in his free time. Henceforth he became devoted to the rebuilding of the Berlin Zoo, through which he came to sponsor an egret monkey by the name of Max. www.monkey47.com  

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Nordés Atlantic Galician Gin is a rather intriguing Spanish gin made with an Albariño-grape-based spirit, rather than your more commonly seen grain-based spirit, along with 11 botanicals, including 6 local ones from Galicia such as eucalyptus, lemon verbena and samphire, which gives the gin a complex maritime quality. The result is a bold flavour profile that would befit summer drinks and cocktails. The bottle is quite stylish too – very impressive stuff! www.nordesgin.com

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Flamingo’s are curious creatures. How I know? Because I am one. You can call me Sir Edmond, creator of the world’s first vanilla infused gin. Being a migratory bird from the island of Réunion, vanilla capital of the world, it made sense to me to create a gin that honours and evolves around one of the most valued flavors in world history and the botanical I adore the most, vanilla. I took inspiration from how the world’s best haute cuisine chefs use spices to perform culinary magic, in how to create this truly distinctive gin. I collected the finest ingredients, selected with the sole purpose of supporting the vanilla that gives my rebellious spirit its unusual character. My gin comes about through a precise distilling process involving juniper, angelica root, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon. This distillate then gets infused with Bourbon vanilla for a few weeks, resulting in the game-changing taste of Sir Edmond Gin. The combination of six botanicals provides both cocktail lovers and bartenders with an incomparable drinking experience that calls for a new approach and drives inspiration. Since the vanilla beats juniper’s natural bitterness, mixologists are challenged to rethink the possibilities of gin when it comes to creating new cocktails and reinventing classics. In a blind tasting, our delicate palette took the judges of the Spirits Business Awards 2017 by surprise. Sir Edmond was awarded with a Master Medal. I hate to admit it, but I’m as proud as a peacock (although a lot less arrogant). Allow Sir Edmond Gin to be the fuel to your next fabulous evening out or be there when you treat yourself to a perfect cocktail at home. Call me your wingman and treat your taste buds to a gin adventure you aren’t likely to forget any time soon. Great gin is only half the story, though. The truth is in the adventure. So by all means, read on. Let me tell you about my ingredients, my favourite serves, my namesake and inspiration Mr Edmond Albius, and the African Wildlife Foundation I support. I want you to be part of this rebellious and unusual journey, too. Because you know, in the end, it’s all about leaving a legacy. Are you ready to fly? www.siredmondgin.com

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The Hebridean home of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin clings to the edge of the ocean in the teeth of the Atlantic weather systems. 22 foraged island botanicals are hand-picked locally and sustainably by our own botanical scientists. We are Progressive Hebridean Distillers. The Botanist is the essence of our philosophy, our art and our pioneering spirit www.thebotanist.com  

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