Nicky has been blogging for around 10 years, mainly in food but after being introduced to gin around 3 years ago, the blog and Instagram have slowly been taken over by the juniper laced spirit. Such is Nicky’s love of gin, he also started Cardiff Gin Club with his partner around 2 years ago to showcase some of their favourite gins.
As part of Cardiff Gin Club, Nicky organises gin tasting events and gets invited to talk about gin at local food and drink festivals in Cardiff and South Wales. He’s also worked with several bars and restaurants to develop gin menus and food pairings.
The Tees n Cheese blog contains twists on classic gin cocktails and food recipes spiked with gin. With an ever growing home gin collection, at last count it just topped the 90 mark with a few Scottish ones taking centre stage.
“I’m excited to get on board with ISGD. I think it’s an excellent platform to promote small craft distillers. These guys might not have big marketing budgets but are turning quality gin and need to be celebrated.
“ISGD is an amazing idea. Scotland has been at the forefront of distilling for hundreds of years, firstly with whisky and now Scottish Gin. With vast mountainous geography, distillers have the freshest water sources and an abundant supply of botanicals.”
Nicky Batchelor, Tees N Cheese