Love craft gin? Here’s a new podcast for you!

As we continue to live with the restrictions of lockdown 2, digital media has helped many of us stay connected with the outside world. So we’re super excited to bring our gin-loving followers news of a new podcast launching today that follows the growing popularity of the craft gin market and the many new craft distilleries opening across the UK with hundreds of new brands brought to market.

Produced by Glasgow-based production company Talking Shop Media and launched in conjunction with The Scottish Gin Society, ‘The Craft Gin Podcast’ will tour distilleries to hear the stories of the people behind the spirit and sample the many variants on offer.

Get an earful of craft gin

The two launch episodes, available now via the usual channels, document author of The Gin Clan, Fiona Laing, as she visits Summerhall Distillery in Edinburgh, home of Pickering’s Gin. She meets the founders Marcus Pickering and Matt Gammell to hear about their journey from property development to using a secret family recipe to produce a range of award-winning gins, now famous worldwide.

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Director of Talking Shop Media, Fergus Reid, commented: “I have twenty years of experience working with brands in the licensed trade, which started in the ‘90s helping Gordon’s Gin’s PR team pump the smell of juniper into Cinemas showing the Gordon’s ad. I’ve been fascinated with the sector every since. When we launched Talking Shop Media we were determined to use podcasts to give a voice to the stories and companies across Scotland which otherwise may get missed. Now more than ever we need to support a drinks industry which is under so much pressure. So raising a glass with The Craft Gin Podcast was first on our list of projects and it’s rewarding to see it launched.”  

Co-founder of Talking Shop Media Mark Hunter, commented: “It was rewarding to take a passion of mine, podcast production, and turn it into creating a brand new podcast listening experience for people who are passionate about gin. At Talking Shop Media we’re all thrilled to be involved with creating and curating original podcast episodes dedicated to the wonderful world of craft Scottish gin.”

Stephen White, Founder of The Scottish Gin Society commented: “At a time when the Scottish Gin community is dealing with the issues that the COVID outbreak is continuing to cause, it’s fantastic to see a new podcast launching that will celebrate the skill and dedication of those behind our wonderful Scottish Gin industry. We’re proud to be a part of it and looking forward to sharing the stories with even more gin-lovers!”

Presenter and author of The Gin Clan, Fiona Laing commented: “It was fun to meet Marcus Pickering and Matt Gammell at Summerhall. They –  and their team – were happy for us to explore all corners of the distillery and learn about how they make Pickering’s gins. Not only that, but they were also up for explaining some of their more quirky secrets. We joined visitors on a tour and loved hearing what they thought of the gins. The podcast really is the result of a gold-plated backstage pass.”

Founder at Pickering’s Gin Marcus Pickering, commented: “It’s great to have such a well-researched podcast out there. The team really did their homework and have produced a lovely two episode series that reflects life at our distillery. 

Co-founder Matt Gammell added: It’s a great mix of factual and fun- if you’re looking to learn about how craft gin is really made, then this is the best source of information on the brands that make up our industry”. 

The podcast team has hit the road to record the next instalments and is always looking for suggestions for content via [email protected]

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