The Monday Mash-Up XVIII

Making Sure The New Year Is Even Better Than The Old One

FOR many the first Monday after the festive period is the worst day of the year, as the reality of returning back to work added to the festive season becoming an increasingly distant, fuzzy memory, combine to leave us wondering if the previous two weeks were indeed just some kind of surreal dream!

But at Stirling Gin there has been no time for the post festive blues to set in as we look to make sure that 2018 is an even better one than 2017.

In this respect we were delighted to have a meeting with Maria Barnett, the owner of the super-chic Scottish Woman Magazine, which we hope will prove mutually beneficial in the months that lie ahead….watch this space as they say!!

This fab publication can be picked up in some of the smartest lounges in the land and regularly features such famous tartan queens as Lorraine Kelly and Judy Murray.

Below our co-owner June McCann is pictured with Maria after a meeting at Bridge of Allan’s Royal Hotel. If you’re wondering where Cameron is well…er…someone had to pay the bill!!

But at SG we are always pleased when our wild nettle infused uber blend goes down well with the younger market and we were delighted to find that two members of one of the country’s most exciting new Celtic rock bands, Tidelines, were partial to a tipple of our big nosed gin.

Below we have the group’s lead vocalist Robert Robertson (right) and keyboard player Ross Wilson getting ready to relax after a sell-out show in Inverness, with the help of one of our 5cl ‘ginsters’.

Tidelines

Tidelines were launched in June 2016 and their first single, ‘The Far Side of the World’ notched on the download charts ahead of such mega stars like Coldplay, Adele and Beyonce, in the 24 hours after the group’s birth.

So ‘For Those About to Rock We Salute You!!’

But it’s not just rockers that Stirling Gin is going down well with and as you can see from the pic below rugby players are indeed individuals of discerning taste!

As some of you will know we have recently become the official gin of Stirling County Rugby Club and to celebrate this momentous match-up SG were delighted to feature in the pages of Scottish Rugby’s top mag ‘The Scrum’ and mark the occasion with the launch of a brand new cocktail!

Thus brand ambassador Stewart Patience, with a little help from County captain Johnny Hope (pic top left) launched our new ‘Rugby Rouge’ cocktail and believe us when we say this is one cocktail that won’t leave you with white line fever!!

But before we go, we thought it important to make sure you have another date for your diary and one that will help provide a warm glow on this freezing sub-zero afternoon in ‘God’s Country’ (aka Stirlingshire!).

For on Saturday, June 16, Stirling Gin will be taking part in Scotland’s first ever Gin, Rum & Cocktail Festival at historic Gean House in Clackmannanshire.

Now, for a moment, shut your eyes and picture a panoramic delight of brilliant blue sky, lush rolling pin-striped green lawns, the elegant architecture of one of Scotland’s finest Arts and Crafts mansion, savour the succulent waft of a luxury barbecue and picture yourself, glass-in-paw as a selection from the most scintillating drinks available is set ready to wet your whistle.

Heaven ain’t it!

That’s why we recommend you check this one out and quickly, at www.stirlingspiritcompany.scot , if you want to avoid disappointment….capiche?

Until next week….!

Stirling Gin….isn’t it time you #GraspTheNettle!

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