Sarah & I would like to thank all the people who attended the Gin Tasting on Sunday 17th September 2017 at the Cow & Cask. We would also like to say thanks to all those who sponsored. (see below)
Isle of Wight Distillery
Organic Herb Trading
and especially a big thank you to Ian & Karen for allowing us to hold the event at the Cow & Cask.
Another huge thank you goes to Joe & Lynne Barton for attending as representatives of Friends Of Young Carers West Berkshire. (our chosen charity).
We had 19 people attend during the 4 hours of the event. On arrival we handed out a booklet detailing all the 6 Gins with suggested garnish for a perfect G&T. Before sampling any Gin everyone participated in a sniff quiz where they were asked to guess the botanical in each of the 12 jars containing a different botanical used in the distilling of gin. Then the gin tasting began with a small neat shot of each gin. After tasting the samples everyone chose there favourite from the 6 and along with there choice of Fever Tree tonic an individual G&T was made with a complimenting garnish. The event then flowed with everyone experimenting with their choice of gin and tonic. The event finished with a raffle drawn in aid of the charity Friends Of Young Carers West Berkshires. Prizes included. (see below)
Bulldog Cocktail Shaker
Fever Tree 6PK Tonic + Water
6 Bulldog Gin Glasses
Bubble 4 Gin "POP A BALL"
LSA International Gin Glasses
Salcombe Wooden Gift Box 1x70cl bottle of Gin + 2x Gin Glasses
Gin Mare Jam Jar and mixing spoon
LSA international Cocktail Jug + Stirrer
2 Silent Pool Gin Glasses
Bulldog Bar Mat
Ramsbury Elderflower Vodka 37.5cl
A separate draw was then held for the Sniff Quiz and Lucky Entrance Ticket. Prizes included. (see below)
RUNNER UP PRIZE:Lynne Barton
£10 voucher @SJ Wines Ltd
WINNER PRIZE: Shaun Yeo
Bombay Sapphire Distillery Self
Discovery Experience for 2 people
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RUNNER UP PRIZE: Nikki Jones
£10 voucher @ SJ Wines Ltd
WINNER PRIZE: Jo Barton
90min Gin Experience at Silent Pool for 2 people
The evening ended with everyone having had a fantastic time and looking forward to the next GIN TASTING.
Money raised for Friends Of Young Carers West Berkshire totalled £65 which SJ Wines Ltd has match funded to bring the total to £130.
If you are interested in attending any future events please contact Sarah or myself on: