We tried some really interesting gins including Adnams Copper House – a London Dry gin with big pine flavours and a real citrus hit. Perfect with orange as a garnish. My favourite on the day though was probably the Blue Bottle, made in Guernsey and reminiscent of gorse, peppers and nutmeg. The grapefruit garnish really cut through the spiciness. Dave (at my recommendation) loved the Sikkim Bilberry. Made in Spain this gin is totally different and really fruity because it’s distilled with fresh blueberries and blackberries. Yum!
The Gin Festival is the brain child of couple Jym and Marie and began life back in 2012. Since then it’s grown exponentially with festivals all over the country and loads of new destinations for 2016. I love the vintage styling and touches making it feel really unique.
Fancy trying the festival for yourself? Next up at the end of this month is Hull, followed by Gloucester then Leeds. Later in the summer they’ll be heading to Birmingham, for the first time too! To check out all the locations coming up, see the website here. Oh, and give their instagram a look over too – if you love gin (which you should do, because its great), there’s plenty to see!
*I was invited to attend the gin festival free of charge but all opinions are my own. I paid for my visit to the 2015 Leicester festival which is also referred to in this post.*