• Slingsby Gin Master Distiller

    Become a Slingsby Gin Master Distiller

    Like so many others these days, I own a drinks trolley. What I can proudly say, that may single me out slightly, is that I made my own (read here how) and that one of the bottles on it, is a gin that I distilled myself. In June, I headed to The Spirit of Harrogate and took part in Slingsby Gin’s Master Distillery class. As a testament to the 2-hour long class, I brought back my own flavoured and distilled bottle of gin. A gin I like to call Citrus Curiosity. The Spirit of Harrogate I have never been to the Slingsby shop before but it’s unmissable in Harrogate with…

  • Gin Festival in Harrogate

    Gintastic Time at the Gin Festival in Harrogate

    I’ve been to cocktail festivals before and beer festivals but the organisation that goes into the Gin Festival and I’m prepared to say it’s my favourite so far. I was overwhelmed entering the Harrogate Convention Centre but once I got the hang of how the festival works, I loved it. There are four different bars; A, B, C and D which have gins allocated to them depending on taste and origin – A & B serving British gin, C international and D fruity. These bars are full of hanging gin bottles and you can simply point on the one you’d like to try and it’ll be served. The bartenders also…