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Tue 22 December 2015, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
GINVENT is close approaching and what better way to celebrate than joining us for a very special tasting!!
Looking for a first class Gin event offering a unique first time experience, or perhaps go deeper into your love of this special spirit? Well, look no further. With so much tasty Gin available on today’s market, the hardest question to answer is often, where do I start? Ginvent stemmed from this most pleasant of issues, resulting in the creation of an advent calendar filled with 24 new and intriguing gins from around the world. To celebrate, you’re all invited to a special tasting at the Oliver Conquest, with G&T on arrival.
The Gin Foundry team will take 4 gins from this year's calendar and share their in-depth insight to how they are made along with a quick deconstruction of their signature flavours. Using both raw ingredients and custom-made distillates, they will talk about their first-hand experience of the distilleries; explore how each gin is created and the people who make them.
Caorunn Gin is first up from our tasting menu, soft on the nose to ease you in so expect citrus and an immediate recognition to gins that are most likely on your shelf at home, before then becoming more complex and intricate. Next and completely different comes Bobby’s Gin. This particular offering will introduce a subtle spiced element in a unique East meets West fusion. Afterwards guests will taste Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin. The name gives enough away as to what to expect, but they’ll be revealing a few things you might not know about this delicious fruity gin. Lastly, Pickering's Navy Strength will prove that stronger ABV doesn't mean any less smooth, with its big booming botanicals and lingering flavours. Consider it an introduction to gin as a whole, a festive teaser if you will…
While any the Ginvent selections could have made it to the tasting we chose four of the most contrasting and intriguing to dissect and deconstruct. Covering all major nosing notes then moving to a botanical dissection, we’re confident you’ll leave having discovered the perfect gin for you.
The tasting will be fun, festive, insightful and ever so slightly geeky, perfect for those looking for something different to do ahead of Christmas.
Guests can expect:
G&T on arrival made using OC Gin & Tonic
4 Gins served neat (tonic on the side)
Tutored tasting including, nosing raw botanical and tasting the key botanicals as an individual distillate (4 distillates total). Lots of fun!