|Monkey Distiller’s Cut 2017|
The new edition of Monkey Distiller’s Cut has already arrived at our tasting table. Its official launch was yesterday and bottles should be arriving on supermarket shelves soon.
|Gin in numbers|
The numbers come to us from England, but they are paralleled here in Portugal. In the first half of the year Gin sales grew by more than single digits in quantity (12%), and in value (16%) which proves that the market trend to find higher quality, more expensive products continues. Half year retail sales exceeded 500 million pounds, something like 556 million euros.
|Old Duff – Real Dutch Genever|
With Gin, as with fashion, evolution happens in cycles, from looking back in time to recreate, in a process where reinvention is more in evidence than pure invention.
|The Scottish Gin Awards|
There are ever more Gin competitions. In the footsteps of the wave of Gin expansion, we see the proliferation of contests dedicated entirely to Gin, and more attention on the older pre-existing contests.
|Desmond Payne – 50 years distilling the best|
Desmond Payne may still be unknown by some, but his is one of the most important names in the world of Gin, and in particular, the Pernod Ricard universe, where he is currently responsible for Beefeater and Plymouth Gins.
|Real Gin – Gold Medal in the Luxury Masters 2017|
The Luxury Masters is an annual competition promoted by The Spirit Business, limiting contenders to drinks considered SuperPremium and UltraPremium. In an area where traditionally we saw Cognacs and Whiskies, we are beginning to see the range widening. Today, there are various producers of different spirits, such as Gin, Vodka and Rum who are dedicated exclusively to the luxury market. No wonder, then, the variety of products distinguished by this year’s The Luxury Masters.
|Fever Tree - The Art of Mixing|
Fever Tree decided to let quinine take a break for a bit and took to writing. The result is a Fever Tree – The Art of Mixing, published recently.
|Whitley Neill – Quince Gin|
Ferdinand’s were the first to use quince instead of sloes in their gin. When we were asked what kind of gin it is, we always said that it was similar to sloe gin, different only in the kind of fruit used. To the Gin were added quinces and a little sugar to help bring out the flavours. The mixture is then left for some time, and filtered at the end of the process. The result is a Gin with a lower alcohol level, due to the juices extracted from the fruit and the characteristic colour of the sloes, or in this case, the quinces.
|Portuguese Medals in the Spirits Selection in the Concours Mondial de Bruxe...|
Portugal collected 5 medals in the Spirits Selection in the World Contest of Brussel which, as its name indicates, awards the spirits who have stood out this year.
It’s not often that we talk about bars and even less often that we mention international bars, but when we find bars like Atlas, especially which have Gin as the heart of their drinks list, well, we just have to.
GIN LOVERS PRÍNCIPE REAL
|Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisbon | phone: 924 038 218|
It's getting difficult to know how it all started. There are stories about it but memory starts to fail sometimes.
All of the partners have different views of that first night. One may say that the first Gin and Tonic drank just had three ice cubes and no botanicals. Other can say there was only London Dry with no tonic water. However, all the Gin Lovers partners have one thing in common: they all have their own first meeting, project, decision, discussion story since the foundation between 2012 and 2013.
Gin Lovers was born from Carlos Alves mind. He is a dreamer and a professional pharmaceutical. Carlos is a dedicated Gin follower and his professional trips made him know more about the Gin world in Europe. He wanted to share his passion and therefore created a Facebook page named Gin Lovers Portugal. Other lovers joined him soon after. Those Gin addicters gathered in a restaurant to taste some Gins and started to make promises for the near future. The first idea to become a project was the National Gin and Tonic day, celebrated every year in June since 2013. The first event that started as a Gin celebration in bars and restaurants throughout Portugal, made the news and put the six Gin Lovers in an increasing successful project. The National Gin and Tonic day in 2013 was the start of Gin Lovers as a company, with lifetime projects: Workshops and Gin Experiences in Lisbon and Porto, the first Gin Magazine in the World - Gin Lovers Magazine (now available in English), two books launched, two bars opened - now settled at Embaixada with the name Gin Lovers Príncipe Real (Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisbon). The former has the whole Gin Lovers story in itself.
Now, the Gin Lovers team has four names: Carlos Alves, José Lázaro, Miguel Veiga Miranda e Miguel Somsen. With the time flying, it is becoming harder to know where it is all going to end.
You will find us in our internacional facebook page - Gin Lovers World.
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Gin Lovers Príncipe Real
Praça do Príncipe Real 26 - 1250-184 Lisboa
Embaixada Concept Store
De Domingo a Quarta das 12h às 00h
De Sexta a Sábado das 12h às 02h
Parqueamento gratuito (acesso pela Av. Liberdade / Pç da Alegria)
Telf: 924 038 218
Loja Gin Lovers - Restelo
Rua Mem Rodrigues 4 A - 1400-249 Lisboa
De Segunda a Sexta das 10h às 18h
Telf: 213 010 212
Ponto de Venda - El Corte Inglés
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 31, 1069-413 Lisboa
Telf: 213 711 700
|Ana Morgado, Gin Lovers bartender, won the European Final of the Ysabel Reg...|
The task was by no means simple in the face of the competition, and even harder with some rocks in the road that appeared during the tests. Even the infusion machine decided to be uncooperative, but in the end, in a contest which prized the final drink and the creativity of its ingredients, it was Ana Morgado who made the best cocktail, adding a salty touch of enriched presunto and the complexity and smoke of black cardamom.
|Chef Miguel Castro e Silva wins a wine Oscar|
In this week of the Oscars, Gin Lovers Príncipe Real is proud to announce that chef of Less, Miguel Castro Silva, was the winner of a “Wine Oscar” at The Best of the Year 2016 Awards, organized by Revista de Vinhos (Wine Magazine).
|Menu Gin Lovers & Less|
See the news of the new cards from the Less Restaurant by Miguel Castro and Silva and the Gin Lovers Bar.
|Gin Lovers & Less - The dream come true|
We want a bar that is not just a bar, a restaurant that is not just a restaurant, a shop that is not just a shop. We want Gin Lovers Príncipe Real to be a venue that shapes itself to the day and the night and, more importantly, to the people who will make it happen... you. Our signature Gin Store Food & leaves a space for your imagination to fill. There will always be something to be completed by whatever you want to bring.
|Gin Lovers unite and take over|
Gin. The basis for my favorite cocktail. In fact, the Holy Grail of cocktails. The Martini.
|Casal Mistério - 10 new restaurants that we want to experience in 2016|
A new bar of Gins was already sufficient reason to enter to bulldoze ahead for our list of sites to visit in 2016. And then if this bar also has a restaurant of hot and cold snacks, made by chef Miguel Castro e Silva, then I am already open the door on the street. But there is more. And better yet, also fall under my financial diet, with the prices of all the dishes to vary between €6.5 and €11.
|NiT - The best new bars of 2015 in Lisbon and Oporto|
The gin continues in fashion, so we could not leave out in this list one of new bars that dedicated the menu to drink. We talk of the Gin Lovers Principe Real. Inaugurated at the end of October in the interior of the Embassy. The space works as bar, with several options of Gin, but also as a shop with books and sets for preparing the drink at home and still restaurant.
|Gentleman's Jounal - When Gin intersects with Gastronomy|
When joining the simplicity of a kitchen with a space, we find the restaurant that suits us! We find an example of this in Less in Gin Lovers, where dishes with "simple" we can chop, pass a good time and enjoy a generous menu of Gins. If the menu is generous in Gins, is very tasty in their tasting dishes; moreover everything is thought to the bureau is an exercise of sharing among the guests. We must highlight two dishes that left us crying for more; the tuna tartar and risotto with darts and a crispy bacon. For those who want something more substantial, are a hamburger of veal with duck liver and fries. The kitchen and restaurant of Gin Lovers Príncipe Real / Less by Miguel Castro Silva reflect the aim of growing Gin Lovers in running the quality of traditional product with Portuguese national best chefs, providing a level of excellence in the pairing of food and Gin.