After working in a gin bar, Bernadette began “telling tall tales of juniper journeys” back in April 2015. She confesses she fell deeply in love with gin, particularly its history and the stories associated with each bottle and she quickly developed an interest in the incredible complexities of botanicals, the distilling processes and serves. Having worked previously as a Brand Ambassador, Bernadette still takes great pleasure in writing Under the Ginfluence, and regularly for Gin Magazine, Gin and Rum Festival and soon the Craft Distilling Expo. She loves judging too and has so far judged for Gin of the Year, the Spirits Masters, the World Gin Awards, the Gin Guide Awards, the ADI Judging of Craft Spirits and IWSC. She thrives on what is a constantly evolving and very friendly industry. She loves that there is always something new to learn and gin to enjoy!
“Living on the South Coast, London was always the central hub of the gin industry for me. However, after a trip to Edinburgh three years ago, I realised what an amazing gin history Scotland has, more fool me! To make peace with this, I researched and wrote an article on Scottish gin history for Gin Magazine and have had a keen interest ever since. Scotland has access to some amazing local botanicals and water, and the technicalities of distilling ‘Scottish Gin’ is a very interesting topic indeed!”
Bernadette Pamplin, Under The Ginfluence