November 7, 2016
We were delighted to host our first spirits event at Moor Park, which took place last Thursday 3rd November in the form of a Gin evening. The event sold out more or less straight away, so we were very excited for the forthcoming event.
Our guests arrived at 6:30pm and were greeted with (of course) a gin and tonic, Pinkster gin with a Pinkster boozy berry, Fever-Tree Naturally Light Tonic garnished with a sprig of mint and some canapés whilst browsing in Cellar 21, chatting and getting ready for the event.
Moving upstairs into our demo kitchen, the table was set ready for the event, our guests took their seats and the tasting began. Craig Harper from Fever-Tree Tonics led the event and started with an introduction into the history of the first gin and tonic and how it has become the ever popular drink that it is today.
We then moved on to the part that everyone was waiting for… the gin tasting. We presented each of our five gins, giving our guests the opportunity to sample each gin whilst providing them with more information on the gin, the background and how it was made. Starting with Pinkster we moved on to Whittaker’s, to Steampunk then Tiger and finally Hepple Gin, all were very well received.
Following on from the gin, we opened our selection of Fever-Tree premium tonics which were tasted on their own and then mixed with gin. Our selection of Fever-Tree tonics include Premium Indian Tonic, Elderflower Tonic, Lemon Tonic, Mediterranean Tonic and the Aromatic Tonic which is made with angostura bark and is naturally pink.
After having tasted all the gins and tonics, we invited our guests to create their own‘ultimate gin and tonic’. From Hepple gin paired with Mediterranean Tonic to Whittaker’s gin paired with the Aromatic Tonic, the creations were vast. With a variety of garnishes available to add there were some very interesting and elaborate drinks around the table.
For the final part of the evening, we brought out some more nibbles including a cheese board and gave our guests some time to sit back, chat and enjoy their newly created gin and tonics. We presented each guest with a goody bag and their £5 off gin vouchers to spend on the evening, and with a little more browsing around Cellar 21 the evening came to an end.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the event and to Craig from Fever-Tree. We really appreciate the kind feedback and look forward to many more wine and spirit events in the future. If you are interested in attending any of our future events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our mailing list.