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North Cotswold Sloe Gin Competition

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The Fox Inn

Broadwell

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The Fox Inn at Broadwell will be hosting Broadwell’s first ever Sloe Gin Competition on Saturday, 26th January at 7.30pm. Anyone can enter; you just need to bring a 500ml bottle of your home-made fruity booze for tasting on the night. The categories will be:
Nouveau (Sloe Gin made from the 2018 Sloe Crop); Vintage (Sloe Gin made before 2018);
Fruity Tipple (Any other spirit infused with fruit, eg limoncello, bramble gin, marmalade vodka etc).

It will be free to enter your bottle, and £5 to buy a tasting score card to judge all the drinks on the night. And you can come and taste the gins whether you enter the competition or not. There will be prizes and all profits will go to Acorns Children’s Hospice (https://www.acorns.org.uk/).

It’s time to gather your sloes and other fruits and get your alcohol steeped in preparation for January!

This is a fun competition, aimed at being a social event for those in the area who wish to share their home-steeped fruity alcohol with others. The judging will be done by those attending the event on the night and small prizes will be awarded in each category.

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  • Competitors should bring a 500ml bottle of their tipple to the pub by 7pm on the evening of the 26th January. Entrants can pre-register their entry by bringing it to The Fox Inn, Broadwell in the week before the competition. All bottles should be labelled with the name of the entrant, the nature of the tipple (sloe/other fruit) and the vintage of the tipple (nouveau or vintage). Please note there will be a maximum of 40 entries, which will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The competition is divided into three categories:
  • Sloe Nouveau: any sloe gin made from the 2018 sloe harvest
  • Sloe Vintage: any sloe gin made in 2017 or earlier
  • Fruity Tipple: any fruit-steeped spirit (e.g. limoncello, bramble vodka, rhubarb gin, cherry brandy, chilli grappa)
  • It is free to enter your tipples into the competition.
  • Competitors may enter more than one entry
  • A judging card can be purchased in the Fox Inn on the night for £5 per person for which you will receive a scorecard. All money raised from the event will go to charity
  • Only those people with scorecards will receive a taster of each competition entry.
  • The scorecard allows you to judge each tipple between 1 and 5 (a score of 5 being the highestrating for flavour, clarity and subtlety).
  • Scores will be added up by the organisers and the winners will be decided on the night, as the entries which receive the highest overall marks on the scorecards.
  • There will be prizes for the winners and a wooden spoon for the losers.
  • Tables can be booked in advance of the competition. Please contact The Fox Inn to secure a table.
  • Due to the event, food will be limited on the evening of the 26th to sharing platters of cheese which can be ordered from the bar staff.
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