It's strawberry season! So naturally we've handpicked a fresh-flavoured gin which reflects this summer-ready, fruity flavour.
Originally described as a ‘mistake’ by the master-distiller, after a failed attempt at making a strawberry liqueur with fresh strawberries, he added the mashed strawberries to a new gin he was working on and their Strawberry Gin was born.
The distillery of Puerto de Indias in Seville has been producing spirits since 1880 making it one of the oldest and most traditional distilleries in the province of Andalusia.
The strawberries, plants and other ingredients that go into Puerto de Indias are carefully selected to really make this drink first class.
Strawberries from the region of Huelva in Andalusia are used, which are supposed to be the best of their kind in Europe.
This gin is soft and delicate. Intense aromas of strawberry and juniper begin on the nose, then the taste of strawberry is subtle with delicate touches of liquorice and gentle citrus notes on the palate.
Try it with ginger ale and a lime or mint garnish.
There is nothing quite like knowing where your food comes from. Nigel and all his kitchens have become famous for championing local and British produce and they are the heart and soul of the food at the Clog & Billycock.
Quality and character are the defining qualities and we at the Clog salute all our local food producers.
"The finest British ingredients are the heart and soul of all the food at The Clog. Celebrating the nature of our own regional produce, what gives it character, what makes it the best." Nigel Haworth
We're delighted to be housing this collection of recently rediscovered photographs.
Wally Talbot and his son Howard were Blackburn based photographers working in the areas of Press, Sport and Commercial photography from the 1930s through to the 1990s.
Importantly, the images show a level of dedication and technical skill that is extraordinary. The photography of Wally and Howard Talbot deserves to be enjoyed by the people of Blackburn now and for many years to come.