Gin is a recent favourite of mine, after a shocking run in with too much of it at a party a long, long time ago I swore off it. Then as it suddenly became the drink du jour I decided to dip my toe, or tongue in this case back into the world of Gin! So when the guys and gals from Gin Festival got in touch to invite me along I clearly had to say yes!
So here’s some info about it, and if you fancy winning two tickets of your own head over to my Twitter right now!
The Gin Festival hits the Harrogate International Centre (Hall C), on the 9th & 10th December 2016 with more than 100 gins, top craft distillers and a whole world of ginformation!
With a fantastic range of unusual gins and a real dedication to the perfect serve, nobody does a Gin and Tonic like Gin Festival. Taking place over 2 days, Gin Festival Harrogate runs for the following sessions, for £7.50 (+ booking fee) per ticket:
Friday 9th – 6.30pm-11pm
Saturday 10th – 12.30pm-5pm
Saturday 10th – 6.30pm-11pm
On arrival you will be handed your very own Gin Festival Copa Balloon Glass and a brochure that tells you all about the gins at the festival.
The bars operate on a token system and do not take cash so you will need tokens to get your drinks! Tokens are £5 each with one token paying for a single measure of gin, garnish and a Fever-Tree mixer.
Throughout the event there will be live music and entertainment, talks from gin industry experts, delicious food and lots of chit chat with other gin lovers!
New to gin? Don’t worry! The friendly staff are full of recommendations to get you going.
Gin Festival was established in 2013 by Jym and Marie Harris. They wanted to go out, enjoy fantastic entertainment and great food whilst drinking the best gins and learning more about all things juniper. They wanted this all under one roof – but it didn’t exist. So they created Gin Festival.
Three years later and Gin Festival has grown from a single event to a phenomenon. Delighting attendees nationwide with four, fabulous gin bars, showcasing the very best in British and international gins as well as the finest gin liqueurs. To create the perfect serve, each gin has a carefully matched garnish alongside a specifically paired Fever-Tree Tonic or Mixer.
Gin Festival isn’t just about the Gin and Tonics though, there’s a regular cocktail bar serving up fantastic gin-based libations, as well as additional seasonal treats. You can chat to the distillers and brands who love to make gin, drink gin and share a sample or two. If they get you hooked, attend one of the amazing masterclasses where you can learn all about gin how it’s made, it’s history and beyond. Alternatively, just relax. Soak up the atmosphere, relish every gin and tonic drunk, try delicious street food and enjoy the entertainment.
Every fabulous gin, jenever and gin liqueur that can be tried on the bars, as well as irresistible gin themed gifts, are sold at the on-site off-licence and online at www.ginfestival.com/shop.
Let me know if you’re going, I’d love to see you there!