Hello my fellow gin lovers! If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that last Saturday I went to along another Brighton Gin Club event. Their very own Festival of Sussex of Gins, which showcased some of Sussex’s finest Gins…
Blackdown old Tom Gin
Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin
Old Hove Gin
One Sage Gin
Simpsons Old Tom Gin
Slake Sussex Dry Gin
Tom Cat Dry Sussex Gin
Held at the Pub Du Vin in Brighton we got to sample these gins over the space of three hours! On arrival we were given our very own gin glass, which contained a taster card to tick off all the gins we had tried. (When we left these were swapped for a Brighton Gin Club goodie bag containing some lovely goodies)
Gin tokens were available to buy to exchange for a full measures of our chosen gin with ice and the correct garnish. Nicola from Fentimans was on hand to provide the perfect mixer or tonic. She also recommended some great Fentimans pairings for some of the gins I have at home.
A few of my stand out gins from the evening were…
Distilled by the seaside in Brighton. This gin is re-distilled with juniper, orange and lime peel, coriander seed and milk thistle. Brighton gin is served with a orange peel to bring out its fresh citrus flavours. Paired with a Fentimans tonic water. This is a favourite gin of mine, as has such a refreshing and citrus taste.
Based just outside of Chichester, Brilliant Gin is made for adventurous souls who like distinct flavours. Infused with sage, coriander, angelica, savory, lemon peel, bitter orange, grains of paradise, cloves and cinnamon.
This gin is packed with lots of flavour. Garnished with pink grapefruit and paired with Fentimans Pink Grapefruit tonic Water, it really is a Brilliant Gin, which doesn’t fade away when you add tonic.
Foxhole Gin is distilled using grape spirit from unused juice from grapes used to make wine. It takes a whole year to make as they have to factor in a full grape growing season. The result is a unique rich fruit and floral taste.
Other botanicals used are angelica seed, orris root, liquorice root, bitter orange and fresh lemon and grapefruit zest. This gin is garnished with pink grapefruit to bring out the citrus flavours. I paired it with Fentimans Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water.
Once again Jo and Jason from Brighton Gin Club held another fantastic event. I left with some new knowledge of some of the great gins that are distilled across Sussex, and a new gin to add to my collection.
If you want to find out about Brighton Gin Club and more about their upcoming events visit www.brightonginclub.com
Until next time gin lovers xx