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GINSPIRED

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GINSPIRED is a podcast where we talk about and celebrate everything about the wonderful juniper-laced spirit called GIN! There is SO much to talk about when it comes to gin – and we are going to dive into all of it in future episodes. I’ll be speaking to guests from around the world including gin and mixer experts, distilleries, gin fans, and bartenders. In every episode, my guests and I will be sharing what we're drinking as well as fun GINcident stories. I hope you will join me on this GINspired journey.

GINSPIRED is a podcast where we talk about and celebrate everything about the wonderful juniper-laced spirit called GIN! There is SO much to talk about when it comes to gin – and we are going to dive into all of it in future episodes. I’ll be speaking to guests from around the world including gin and mixer experts, distilleries, gin fans, and bartenders. In every episode, my guests and I will be sharing what we're drinking as well as fun GINcident stories. I hope you will join me on this GINspired journey.

Location:

Canada

Description:

GINSPIRED is a podcast where we talk about and celebrate everything about the wonderful juniper-laced spirit called GIN! There is SO much to talk about when it comes to gin – and we are going to dive into all of it in future episodes. I’ll be speaking to guests from around the world including gin and mixer experts, distilleries, gin fans, and bartenders. In every episode, my guests and I will be sharing what we're drinking as well as fun GINcident stories. I hope you will join me on this GINspired journey.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Last Best Gin, with special guest Bryce Parsons

5/20/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Bryce Parsons – Master Distiller of Last Best Brewing and Distilling in Calgary Alberta. Today, we chat about what it means to be a master distiller in Alberta, how he created the gin program for the distillery, all about their products and awards, and of course a fun gincident or two. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. About Bryce Parsons Bryce is the Master Distiller leading all things spirits at Last Best...

Duration:00:22:56

A Mechanical Bull & a Love for Gin, with special guest Jeff Hepburn

5/13/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Jeff Hepburn, a 911 dispatcher by day, car enthusiast, and gin fan by night. Today we chat about his love of gin, his favourite gins and cocktails, tips for making a great martini and of course a fun gincident (that may or may not involve a mechanical bull). Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. Order your copy of GINSPIRED: The Ultimate Gin Cookbook TODAY You can find and follow GINspired...

Duration:00:13:29

How You Can Drink Gin & Help Save a Gorilla, with special guest Harry Osborne

5/6/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Harry Osborne – Distillery Host for the Gorilla Spirits Company located in Upton Grey, UK. Today, we chat about the distillery, its gin and non-gin products, and its working with the Gorilla Organization to protect Gorillas. We also learn some new yummy cocktails, and of course, there is a gincident story or two. Please help protect the gorilla by buying a bottle of Gorilla Gin! Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to...

Duration:00:22:12

On Being a Ginthusiast, with special guest Sadie Black

4/29/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Sadie Black, a ginthusiast and radio host. Today we chat about her ginspired path, her favourite gins and cocktails, how she got started in creating her own simple syrups and ginfusions, and of course a fun gincident or two. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. About Sadie Black Sadie is a radio personality and ginthusiast. She only started drinking gin a few years ago but has become a gindependant woman in a very...

Duration:00:25:35

Tips for Setting Up Your Home Bar, with special guest Brett Thiessen

4/21/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Brett Thiessen he’s a mixologist, beverage specialist and consultant, and spirits ambassador all rolled into one. Today we chat about his journey to becoming a mixologist and spirits consultant, how you can start and set your very own home bar including how to make your own simple syrup at home, his favourite gins and cocktails, and of course a fun gincident or two. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. About Brett...

Duration:00:30:11

A Confluence of Gins, with special guest Ross Alger

4/15/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Ross Alger - Founder of Confluence Distilling and the Past-President of the Alberta Craft Distillers Association. Today, we chat about how he came to own a distillery, all about their products, some ginteresting facts about the Alberta Craft Distillers Association and important distillery legislation, and of course a fun gincident or two. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. About Confluence Distilling Confluence...

Duration:00:24:36

GINteresting Facts, Stats, & News, with special guest Carl Richards

4/1/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome back my good friend Carl Richards. Today, we chat about some ginteresting fun facts, stats, and news that you may not know. We talk a bit about the world gin awards, the world gin map and I have a very gintriguing gincident story for you. It's a content-filled episode that will ginspire any gin fan and you don't want to miss it. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. Links from this episode: World Gin Map The Gin...

Duration:00:29:27

The Garnish Master, with special guest Dom Scullion

3/25/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Dom Scullion – a garnish master located in Scotland. Today, we have fun chatting about Scottish gins, and a super important topic that often gets left behind - garnish and pairing garnish with a cocktail. We discuss how he became a garnish master and, of course, there are also gincidents and cocktails to be shared. Please do join us. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. About Dom Scullion Dom is a ginthusiast who...

Duration:00:29:18

The Gnu Normal, with special guests Tony Messer & Darren Scott

3/18/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Tony Messer & Darren Scott of Gnu Craft Spirits. Today, we chat about their journey and experience of starting a craft gin distillery during the pandemic in Alberta, the meaning behind their company name, where they are in the process, their first gin product, how Darren was responsible for the Macarena craze in the 90s, and so much more. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. About Gnu Craft Spirits When COVID-19...

Duration:00:29:48

How a Distillery Down Under got Started During the Pandemic, with special guest Nikki Oesterle

3/11/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Nikki Oesterle co-founder of Papaiti Gin located in Whanganui, New Zealand. Today, we chat about her journey and experiences of starting a craft gin distillery in New Zealand during the pandemic, where they are in the process, their first gin product, some favourite NZ gins and cocktails, and of course a fun gincident story or two. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. About Nikki Oesterle and Papaiti Gin Nikki is...

Duration:00:24:49

A Passion for all Things Gin, with special guest Sailor Guevara

3/4/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Sailor Guevara, a veteran of the spirits and hospitality industry, a published and celebrated Mixologist, an author, and acclaimed podcast host – she’s has been crafting cocktails and educating people on spirits around the world for a very long. Today, we chat about her love of gin, her path to becoming a spirits specialist and her passion as an educator, her favourite gins and cocktails, some gin history, her virtual cocktail business, and of course, we share...

Duration:00:35:58

Fun with Gin, with special guest Audrey Fung

2/25/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Audrey Fung. She has fun making gin cocktails, taking pictures of them and, most of all, drinking them. We chat about her love of gin, the gin community, her growing Instagram account, and of course her favourite gins and cocktails. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. About Audrey Fung Audrey is a ginthusiast who is a pharmacist by day and an amateur bartender by night. She has fun making gin cocktails, taking...

Duration:00:21:57

Mad About Gin, with special guest Scott Thompson, Mad Laboratory Distilling

2/11/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Scott Thompson, Founder and Distiller of Mad Laboratory Distilling. Today, we chat about how he got started in distilling, the origin of their mad name, their gins and bitters, and so much more. We also share some pretty fun GINcident stories. Please do join us. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. About Mad Laboratory Distilling Mad Laboratory Distilling located in Vancouver, BC produces fine hand-crafted...

Duration:00:25:00

A Mother's Ruin is a Cornish Blue Flamingo, with special guest Craig Brook-Hewitt, Mother's Ruin 1751

2/4/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Craig Brook Hewitt – owner and master distiller of Mother’s Ruin 1751 located in Cornwall, England. Today, we chat about how a flamboyant Navy guy created a gin business, their flagship product Cornish Blue Flamingo Gin, their other yummy products, and so much more. We also share some cocktails and stories. Please join us. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. About Mother's Ruin 1751 Craig Brook-Hewitt founded...

Duration:00:21:26

A Distillery By the Sea with special guest Jason MacIsaac, Sheringham Distillery

1/28/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Jason MacIsaac, Co-Founder and Master Distiller of Sheringham Distillery located on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Today, we chat about how it all started, their philosophy on product development, and of course, their gins, what's next for the distillery, a pretty cool GINcident, and so much more. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. About Sheringham Distillery From the Pacific ocean spray...

Duration:00:18:45

How You Can Drink Gin & Help Save The Rhino, with special guest Bill Perlot, Golden Rhino Gin

1/21/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome Bill Perlot - brand ambassador for The Golden Rhino Gin for our first episode of season 2. Today, we chat about Golden Rhino Gin (a rare gin), the Shared Universe Foundation and what it’s doing to protect endangered species such as the rhino, and what you can do to help. Like this episode? Please rate/review our podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. About Golden Rhino Gin Rhinos and gin do not have much in common… But what they do have is that The Shared...

Duration:00:17:16

Heather & Larry's GINstitute Adventure

1/7/2022
On today’s episode, I welcome back my good friend Carl Richards. Today, we chat about a super fun ginspired adventure that Larry and I had the summer of 2021 when we went to a GINstitute and learned how to make our own gin. Listen in as I share all that happened on this epic weekend including some GINcidents we had along the way. Last episode of Season 1. Help me name my gin - currently called H2! It's like a traditional London Dry but a bit heavier on the citrus and a bit of pepper. Send...

Duration:00:22:21

Year's Best GINcidents of 2021

12/31/2021
On today's episode, I welcome back my good friend Carl Richards. Today, we end out the year with a review of some of the best GINSPIRED GINcident stories of 2021! Together, we review 6 of the funniest GINcident stories of the year. Links to episodes mentioned: Still fired Distilleries – Episode 4 – Andrew Cameron The Art of Cocktail Creation – Episode 9 – Steve Murphy Adventures in Cookbook Creation – Episode 12 Julie Tastes 3 Gins – Episode 13 - Julie Butler How to Properly Taste a...

Duration:00:25:44

Easy Mixing Cocktail Recipes, with special guest Alexis Green, Fever-Tree

12/24/2021
On today’s episode, I welcome back Alexis Green Marketing Manager – for Fever-Tree Canada. We chat about Fever-Tree’s new book - Easy Mixing, my new book, holiday cooking, gin, holiday and birthday plans, and so much more. Please join us for this Christmas Eve show. Please drink responsibly! Order your copy of GINSPIRED: The Ultimate Gin Cookbook TODAY Order your copy of EASY MIXING on Amazon TODAY About Fever-Tree... They started with the idea that, if ¾ of your drink is the mixer...

Duration:00:19:13

Yummy Holiday Gin Cocktail Guide, with special guest Kate Dingwall

12/17/2021
On this episode, I welcome back Kate Dingwall, wine and spirits expert, journalist, and co-author with me for GINSPIRED the cookbook. Together, we discuss yummy holiday gin cocktails, holiday gins, how long to keep Vermouth in the fridge, some great holiday gift suggestions, and so much more! We also share our cocktails of the day and a fun GINcident or two. Please drink responsibly! Order your copy of GINSPIRED: The Ultimate Gin Cookbook TODAY About Kate Dingwall Kate Dingwall is a...

Duration:00:19:01