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Raising our glasses to women this March

4th March 2022

The power of the woman is everywhere in March.

We’ve got Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, and of course Mother’s Day. The latter being the 27th March for anyone who needs reminding and you can thank us later for the Genuis* gift ideas we’ve popped in here. So yes, our diaries are full this month but we’re dedicating time to reconnect with our female icons.

Coco Chanel said that “A girl should be two things: Who and what she wants.”, so with that mantra, we’re stepping into a month-long celebration of women with our own unique twist. Caorunn will as you would expect, be a central part of those raised glass moments (we’ll come back to that…) but here are some of the ways we’re going to be celebrating International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day in meaningful and memorable ways this March. 

International Women’s Day 

Tuesday night film club

Since International Women’s Day falls on a Tuesday, we’re going to liven the dullest day of the week up by introducing a Film Club (because who does anything good on a Tuesday night anyway…); a monthly rotation of our friend’s living rooms in celebration of our greatest feminist films and female film icons.  We’ll be raising our Caorunn & Tonics over the coming months to Erin Brokovich, Nine to Five, Clueless, Alien, Thelma & Louise, The Piano, Little Women, Desperately Seeking Susan and Suffragette among many others.  Why not try some of our favourite cocktails as you watch?

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Inspirational Musicians

There’s a whole spectrum of female artists who lift us a little higher, make us walk a bit taller and feel proud to be a woman with their music and words. Pick, play and socialise that Spotify list.  Madonna, Joni Mitchell, Anna Calvi, Dua Lipa, Roisin Murphy, Kate Bush, Little Simz, Taylor Swift and the absolute queen of country, Dolly Parton will all be featuring on our playlists among many others. 

A letter to your younger self 

In our view, it’s up to ‘the big girls to take care of the little girls’ and do all we can to inspire and empower the next generation of women.  Celebrate International Women’s Day by writing a letter to your younger self and share it with younger women in your life.  Be authentic, write from the heart and share the golden nuggets of advice and wisdom you’ve picked up from your journey and experience of life.  Here’s one for starters – tilt your glass sideways when you’re adding the tonic to your gin.  It avoids a situation of over-fizz and subsequent flatness (if anyone has any tips on how to avoid this in life itself, call us…) 

Mother’s Day 2022 Gift Ideas 

Celebrate Mother’s Day by taking a daytrip with your mum.  Pack a picnic and take a trip down memory lane together or, if you’re not too far away from the beating heart of Caorunn’s home in the highlands, come visit our Visitors Centre in quite spectacular surroundings. Our local gin geniuses will show your mum the world’s only copper berry chamber, share some secrets and to finish, raise a toast to you both at the end of your Caorunn Gin Distillery tour. 

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Friday 5pm, all wrapped up 

It’s unfortunate that Mother’s Day is just that one day –so why not continue to share the love for at least another month by giving the gift of ‘Friday 5pm’ or ‘Caorunn o’ Clock’ as we like to call it.  Package four of our dinky little 5cl bottles up individually with some tonic and nibbles.  Friday 5pm, all wrapped up (you may however wish to extend cocktail hour with something a little larger…) 

Cocktail kit  


Isn’t it wildly frustrating to have wonderful cocktail suggestions blown nonchalantly in your direction when we all know that the only people who have a professional bar tender style of collection of mixers and accoutrements are in fact…professional bar tenders.  Or your mum this year if you’re quick to the start line.  In addition to your small (or indeed large) gift of Carounn, why not give a Mother’s Day gift with a difference - a beautifully packaged box of tonic, garnishes and a few cocktail game changing syrups and mixers. 

Your shopping list is below (you’re welcome!): 

Pink Lady Spritz 

Caorunn 
Cloudy apple juice 
Lime juice 
 

Fresh Raspberry Clover Club 

Carounn Scottish Raspberry 
Fresh raspberries 
Dry Vermouth 
Lemon juice 
Sugar syrup 

 

Highland 75 

Caorunn Gin Master’s Cut 
Cocchi Americano 
Apple juice 
Champagne of sparkling wine 

Whatever you have planned for celebrating the wonder of all women in March, we hope Caorunn will be key ingredient in your plans (and cocktails!) 

For now, we’ll leave you with this, and a knowing wink… 

“Well-behaved women rarely make history.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States 

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