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Last year I attended the Gin Festival at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Yes, it was as amazing as it sounds! A whole festival dedicated to fantastic gins from all over the world.

It was at the festival that I first sampled Zymurgorium’s Sweet Violet Gin and had to buy a bottle right there and then.

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This sweet and fragrant gin liqueur has been flavoured with Violet and it is just superb. Every time I taste it, I’m thrown back to childhood with the familiar and somewhat nostalgic taste of Parma Violets.

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It’s sweet and flavourful and I found it most enjoyable as a treat either before or after dinner. As it is quite sweet, I wouldn’t recommend more than one or two glasses at a time. That’s why I really enjoy it as a precursor to dinner or with desert.

This gin was a definite hit with the family and our guests over the festive period and at any dinner parties we have. It was great for entertaining and became a great talking point around the dinner table.


Personally, I think the best way to enjoy this gin is either neat or with just a dash of tonic. 

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I’ve found that if you take a shot of the Sweet Violet Gin and a shot of tonic and serve with a large block of ice it creates the perfect drink everytime.

If like me, you’re a fan of sweet drinks and cocktails, I think this is the gin for you. It’s the perfect combination of sweetness without that sugary overload where you feel like you need to clean your teeth immediately after.

A thoroughly enjoyable (and delicious) gin liqueur!

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