Corner Loop Corner Loop Corner Loop Corner Loop

Blindfolds and figs…

We’re back from our recent trip to Chicago and our latest “Delight & Bewitch” event held at The Revel Room in Wicker Park.

80+ industry folks enjoyed a Dominatrix-led session during which they were blindfolded.

Being deprived of their sense of sight elevated their sense of taste and the ability to better enjoy Sweet Gwendoline French Gin with more focus and awareness, free from distraction.

Whilst adhering to a strictly instructed set of tasks involving figs, ticklers, and candles, guests listened intently as we talked them through the details of our gin, from the copper stills used in its production to the maceration of the fig and its botanicals: juniper, angelica seed, cardamom, coriander, lime, and sweet orange.

It’s a sensory experience and nothing like the usual sampling event…

If you ever get the chance to join one of our sessions, please do.


Guests included the owners and bartenders from Mother’s Ruin —its sister bar in New York City is still one of our all-time favourite* bars and we’re wishing their Chicago venue the same success.

Thanks to our local glamorously risqué team: dominatrix Mistress Sally (@sallymarvel) and Ellis, shibari artists Jorie (@_flesh_hound_) and Brendan (@tied_died), Heartland Kinbaku (@heartlandkinbake), photographer Alejandra Guerrero (@corporatevampire) and our distribution partners Frederick Wildman & Sons for all their work on the event and for taking care of the invites

—it was packed so thank you.




If you see yourself in these photographs, holler!

More posted soon…

Don’t forget to follow us @SweetGwendolineFrenchGin

Bottoms Up! 🍸

Photography: Alejandra Guerrero.

In these photos:

Shaunna McCarthy


Katie Renshaw


*The Mother’s Ruin stories we could tell

(but won’t)