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Gin Safari - BS8

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When you make your own gin you can capture memories - the plants & herbs that are the smells of blissful afternoons with friends and loved ones. Making your own gin means you can literally be drunk on nostalgia with this class. You'll be balancing the flavours of your life, and making your very own foraged gin.

During this workshop, we will familiarize ourselves with the plants used in gin. Andy will also introduce you to the flavours used in gin so you'll have an idea of how yours before we crack on and make your own gin right there on the spot using the botanicals that we will have foraged. This makes this course pretty unique!

A bit more about Andy Hamilton and the workshop:

"For more than half my life (and I'm not too young), I have been honing new ways to share my joint lifelong obsessions of plants and booze. My aim has always been to entertain as much as inform and I allow the group or audience to dictate what they get from me and thus create an event perfect for that moment in time every time.

I have appeared on international TV talking about these passions and have written three books - Booze for Free, Brewing Britain and The Selfsufficientish Bible. I also consult with the industry and I work extensively with the Botanist gin, hosting events for bartenders, chefs, foragers and industry professionals from around the globe. You may have also heard me on Radio 4's Food Programme."

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AS ALCOHOL IS CONSUMED ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE ASKED NOT TO DRIVE BUT THE VENUE IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE ON FOOT. TO ATTEND YOU MUST BE OVER 18 AS THERE IS BOOZE INVOLVED.

The venue is on the number 1 bus route. This connects Clifton, the Centre, Westbury, Temple Meads and Broomhill with Brislington and runs a frequent service throughout the evening. If coming from Town the bus will turn off on the A4 down Sandy Park road, just past Burger King and it's the stop after that.

You can walk there from Temple Meads and it takes around 30-40 mins depending on walking speed.

FAQS

So what is a Gin Safari, what will we be doing?

We will find a green space and have a short foraging walk where we will pick the botanicals needed to make gin. Then we'll then return to the venue and drink a wild cocktail whilst I talk you through the process. We will have a tasting and it will be your turn to make some gin. I'll also show you how you can make your own at home without any expensive equipment.

So go on how much money is the School actually getting?

There are obviously some operational costs for equipment and venue when doing an event like this but I'll not take a penny in profit.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Sorry, no. Make sure this is the event you want to book on before booking. As I cannot always fill places if cancellations happen on the day. You can give your ticket to someone else though or try and sell it on BS4 connect.

I have some questions that have not been answered here?

Well then do feel free to email me please - andy@theotherandyhamilton - I check emails during office hours and will answer as promptly as family life dictates.

What is the capital of Tawian?

Not totally relevant to this event but Taipie.

TESTIMONIALS

Had a great evening learning to forage and make our own gin Andy Hamilton was a good mentor. Forage. Concoct. Drink! - Mike Hammer, nice chap

We attended your Finsbury Park walk workshop...got us going good n proper it did!" - Chairman Finchley WI

"I'm off to the hedgerows to pretend to be you" - The other Andy Hamilton

"Wow, well done Andy" - Jilly Goolden, English wine critic after drinking my Elderberry wine

"Thanks, Andy loved it. Will def make more" - Sarah Morgan, Brighton

"What, that's not a real job", - Craig Charles, Red Dwarf, Coronation Street.

Shelia Dillon from the Food Programme - "Your work is very important"

Rich Ward producer of the Food Programme - "your rightful place is on the radio" and "nothing short of genius".

“Great stuff Andy – be great to get u in for some fun again!”, Rob Da Bank, Bestival/Radio one

“You’re a dangerous man Andy Hamilton” and whilst drink one of my cocktails - “This is gorgeous”, Cyres Matthews (BBC 6 music) -

“Well, done Andy” – Jilly Goolden, BBC Food and Drink (circa 1982-99)

“Andy is brilliantly knowledgeable and experienced and writes charismatically. He is our most popular contributor on the Botanist.com”, Jane Carswell - head of digital, Botanist Gin

“Wow, that’s strong”, Alan Titchmarsh

“We won a cocktail competition at London Cocktail week thanks to Andy”, The Milk Thistle, Bristol

“Andy is a genius at turning plants into tasty cocktails”, Richard Jones, Tangent Books, Bristol

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