LMYC – First World Problems on high seas

I can’t decide who to invite out on my luxury catamaran! 

First World Problems.

Mark your calendar
Grab your friends, hoist up the sails, sit back, relax with a cold bottle of beer (check out the cool labels too) and sail out for a day of fun.

Book your charter on our luxury catamarans, ‘Tahnee’ and ‘Elysium’ from now till November and

receive a 
15% discount plus free organic craft beers (First World Problems).

*Direct bookings only | Terms & Conditions apply

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NB Gin BRIT Awards Limited Edition Bottles


Glassware designer Lydia Macdonald hand-etches one of NB Gin’s bottles. Picture: Contributed

Superstars attending this year’s BRIT Awards will be enjoying NB Gin in hand-etched, BRIT-inspired bottles created from a home studio in a Scottish village.

NB Gin are celebrating their third year as drinks sponsor for the Sony BRIT Awards after party with hand-etched BRIT-inspired bottles created by a designer from her home studio.  The bottles are hand-etched by East Lothian-based professional glassware designer Lydia Macdonald and display a BRITs-inspired ‘B’ on the front with a ‘limited edition’ message on the side. Each bottle takes around two hours to etch!

Co-founder of NB Gin, Viv Muir,  “To be a drinks partner of the BRITS after-party three years in a row is fantastic.’’

“We really wanted to celebrate it in style this year so we decided to etch a limited edition design onto 24 of our bottles. A dozen will be served at the party and we’ll be giving away some to our lucky fans on social media.’’

“In a climate of gin frenzy with so many new brands popping up, NB continues to be the gin of choice for the highest end events and establishments across the world.” 

– The citation of Foodieexplorers.

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Coming Soon! Fifty Eight Gin


Fifty Eight Gin is a one man band operation, the gin distilled under a railway arch in Hackney Downs by Australian founder Mark Marmont, a former dive instructor and boat skipper, who fell in love with the cocktail industry and gin, particularly, when he moved to London in early 2007.


Fifty Eight Gin is the work of Mark Marmont, who creates the gin in Hackney Downs using a single shot distillation method with a gorgeous alembic still, 100% British wheat spirit and nine carefully 9 botanicals – juniper, coriander, lemon, pink grapefruit, vanilla, orris, cubeb pepper, bergamot and angelica.

The base of the gin is a 50% ABV wheat based spirit. This, along with the botanicals, is poured into Mark’s trusty 60 litre Portuguese Alembic pot still, and is left to steep overnight. 58 Gin is made using a “one-shot” method and Mark, dedicated to the craft as he is, makes sure that distillation is done as slowly as possible (typically six hours) to maximize the extracted flavour. The gin is then bottled at 43% ABV.


Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Good balance of citrus and enjoyably leafy notes. A touch of sweetness to it, too.

Palate: Quite dry, with pine-y juniper at the fore, well backed-up by citrus.

Finish: Peppery with a lasting hint of juniper.