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Reasons to Be Grateful

by Fern McCoy on 25th March 2020 No comments

Hands up if you’re spending a tad more time in the homestead than usual! Yes, us too.

It’s been sort of a rather hazy and bizarre couple of weeks hasn’t it? And that’s not from too many Mr Hobbs Gin’s before you ask 😉

The current state of play has come with its challenges but has highlighted some wonderful reasons to be grateful.

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March Madness With A Bevy of Bevvies

by Fern McCoy on 10th March 2020 No comments

As the lovely, locals will well know, we have been somewhat submerged by the latest flooding in Henley. Along the waterfront is currently unrecognisable so now we are hoping for a little more sunshine and a lot less showers in the next few weeks.

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Fern McCoyMarch Madness With A Bevy of Bevvies

Mr Hobbs Gin- A Love Story

by Fern McCoy on 22nd January 2020 No comments

Love is in the air, everywhere we look around.

February, the month we celebrate Saint Valentine and all things amoré. It’s a time for gift giving, gift receiving, and secret admirers can present themselves, all in the name of luuuurve. Well, at Mr Hobbs Gin, you may be surprised to know, we have a little office romance of our own and it’s about time we spill the beans.

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Mr Hobbs Gin’s New Years Resolutions

by Fern McCoy on 8th January 2020 No comments
Happy New Year

Dearest Discerning Drinkers,

We hope you had the Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of New Years. It’s that time again where we take stock and look forward to everything that 2020 has in store. Here you will find our very own Mr Hobbs Gin New Year’s Resolutions:

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The Good And Proper Way To Make A G&T

by Fern McCoy on 1st November 2019 No comments

At the risk of causing outright controversy, even we can admit, gin has totally and utterly exploded to the point of unrecognition.

That’s why we think it’s important to take a step back, look at the facts and relay to your fine selves what the good and proper way to make a G&T is.

This is done in stages, you won’t skip any step along the way, do-not-pass-go-do-not-collect-200.

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Spooky Sipping: Halloween Gin Cocktails

by Fern McCoy on 21st October 2019 No comments

All hallows eve approaches and thus, so do the parties.

Whether you’re hosting at home, attending a do or taking the little ones out to accept sweeties from strangers; gin will certainly be needed.

Behold three options to keep the whistles whet and the ghoulies at bay.

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Proud New Members of The Gin Guild

by Fern McCoy on 15th October 2019 No comments
Our Co-Founders Suzy & Jonathan Hobbs are proud to announce they were installed as Wardens of The Gin Guild as Brand Owners of Mr Hobbs Gin, and were amongst the new members joining The Gin Guild and taking their oath at The Mansion House, London on 11th October 2019.
The Gin Guild brings together gin distillers and industry leaders involved in the production, promotion, distribution and consumption of gin. It promotes and encourages commitment to excellence in gin distillation and industry custodianship of the spirit category.
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October: Sloe But Steady Wins The Race

by Fern McCoy on 1st October 2019 No comments

October often conjures up images of plush green turning to brown and the leaves falling to make way for the Winter months.

Sunrise is shrouded in mist, there’s a nip in the air that suggests nothing will survive the cold that’s in store. This is just not true though. There is one rather sumptuous, cobalt blue fruit plumping up nicely around this time of year and that is the magic of the sloe berry.

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Interview with the Husband and Wife team, Jonathan & Suzy Hobbs, behind Mr Hobbs Gin

by Fern McCoy on 6th September 2019 No comments

What made the Hobbs family best placed to release Henley’s first and only ‘Highly Spirited’ gin?

The Hobbs family tree dates back to 1585 in Henley, and Hobbs of Henley- the boat hire business- was founded by Harry Hobbs (Jonathan’s great, great, grandfather) in 1870. Harry built a hospitality business giving people a good time on the river. With this long association with Henley and the river, we felt a first Henley Gin named after our founder made perfect sense.

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Fern McCoyInterview with the Husband and Wife team, Jonathan & Suzy Hobbs, behind Mr Hobbs Gin