I’m not the biggest drinker, but I do have the occasional drink at events and parties, so when I do, it has to be perfect. Gin seems to be the hot s**t right now. Everyone loves gin and everyone wants all the different flavours they come in.
The event was held in The Box in FarGo and the venue is amazing and really instagram worthy. I would 100% love to hold an event there one day, it would be incredible. There were 5 Gin stands set up, all looked awesome but I was really drawn to Dr Eamers’ Emporium first. The thing that brought me to them was they offered a Gin with the flavour Citrus Spice Gin.I thought it would be cinnamon and just basically taste of Autumn.I can confirm I was correct, it would be perfect to have on a chilly autumn evening. It had a good strong flavour and the cinnamon and cardamon were balanced perfectly with the orange and grapefruit elements to it.
We then moved onto Brockmans Gin, which probably had the best salesman there. He was charismatic and showed you how to drink it best and went through the different stages so you can see the difference in the taste! That tiny bit of grapefruit made the taste completely change it was so weird. But it was amazing. I give him a 10 out of 10 for the energy and effort he put in, he even showed us a very cool trick with grapefruit and setting it on fire which was awesome.
The gin had a blueberry flavour which I really liked and then they gave you a little booklet with ways to make the taste change depending on how you prepare it, whether that is with lime, orange or grapefruit. It was really interesting.
The other tables we didn’t get chance to taste as it was quite busy and frankly I didn’t want to drink all that much. But they seemed to have a lot of custom and the people looked really happy. There was Staffordshire Gin who were handing out fancy cocktails and they looked so intriguing, not to mention the display that they had and the bottles were really cute.
Last but not least was the Wood Bros Distilling. They had incredibly nicely designed bottles. They are 6th generation farmers and 1st generation distillers. I do really like that the company is owned by two brothers and has that family feel and the farmer feel so everything about it is just good, warm and fuzzy. I unfortunately didn’t get chance to try this one but I wish I did, people were queuing up and I was very intrigued it sounds great and everyone seemed happy and ‘merry’. So it must be good.
The night was incredible there was such a good atmosphere, good drink and oh my goodness, the food was also incredible. There was the halloumi fries from Street Chef Lloyd who also offered vegan nuggets, which Dalma and myself shared. It was coating in a delicious sauce with a BBQ flavour and despite being £7 they were totally worth it.
What is the best flavour gin you have tried? Let me know in the comments below!