As some gin distilleries are opening up post lockdown, there are still loads that are doing virtual tours & tastings and online cocktail classes. Find out which online gin tours, tastings and cocktail classes are scheduled in September 2020:
*Full disclosure – some gin brands with events mentioned I’ve worked with before. Where this is the case I will clearly mark it out in the event title*sace
Online gin tours, tastings & cocktail classes September 2020
7th September – Sacred Negroni Club [prior relationship with Sacred gin]
Well I left it too late with this post for you to actually book and join in with this – doh! If Negronis are your thing then join Negroni club on Facebook to never miss an event again! Negroni Club UK
10th Sept 7pm – Chase Distillery virtual tour and tasting
Whilst Chase have reopened their distillery for tours, if you don’t fancy that, you can still do their virtual tour and tasting from home.
Tickets cost £30 and they will send you 5 spirits tasters and 2 x 200ml of Fever-Tree tonic. Book here: Chase Virtual Tour and Tasting
11th September – John Lewis Pink Pepper gin masterclass [prior relationship with Pink Pepper gin]
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When we threw open the doors to the Home of Pink Pepper Gin, we took inspiration from the people behind the batch. Meet Bob. He’s the Director of Doing at Audemus Spirits, and Pepé is his constant companion. The winding stairwell and beautiful skylights are all intricate recreations of his Cognac home. Accurately drawn and painstakingly put together. Now it feels like home! #pinkpeppergin #audemus #ginspiration #bts #btsedits #drinkcraft #drinkpink #cognac
This is free to attend, just sign up for the Zoom link here: Pink Pepper Gin Masterclass
If you’d like to make a simple cocktail you’ll need the following ingredients before the event:
- Pink Pepper Gin
- Lemon juice and zest to garnish
- A simple sugar syrup; made by heating equal parts water and sugar until dissolved. You’ll need a small amount, approx a teaspoon full per person. Leave to cool before using.
- 1x Cocktail Shaker OR Jam Jar OR Mason Jar
- 1x Measuring Jigger OR Shot Glass OR Measuring Cups
- 1x Champagne Flute OR Wine Glass
- 1x Cocktail Strainer OR Tea Strainer
11th & 25th September – Warners virtual tour and tasting [event experience gifted]
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Drink in the countryside, live in the sunshine, spend time with those that truly matter as the sun goes down. If you haven’t joined us LIVE from Falls Farm for one of our Virtual Tasting and Distillery Experiences, we have just two September summer events before the nights draw in. Pick a date, grab some ice and leave the rest to us. For memories that will last a lifetime, share our farm grown gin. #StepOutside
I was delighted to be invited to attend the first Warner’s virtual tour and tasting. It was awesome to be able to see around the farm, the distillery and the botanical gardens, including the apiary (where they keep bees). Tom Warner promises that you’ll see a lot more on the virtual tour than you will see in ‘real life’ and that’s all due to the hard work of their team behind the cameras.
The tasting is £40 and includes 5 samples of Warners Gins, and 3 x Fever-Tree mixers. Book your ticket here: Warners Virtual Gin Experience
14-20th September Negroni Week!
My favourite time of year, not that I need an excuse to drink my favourite drink! This year Negroni Week will be a virtual celebration – not happening in any bars or restaurants, but instead from the comfort of your own home. Buy the ingredients, make a negroni and donate online to support the hospitality industry that has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
For an idea of classic negroni recipes and twists on them, check out the post I did last year to celebrate 100 years of the negroni:
Plenty of gin brands are offering negroni packs – e.g. Sacred have their Highgate Negroni (all the component parts made by them in Highgate). You can buy the bottles to make it yourself or buy their pre-mixed bottle aged negroni.
Also check out the bars – Bar Termini make 5 pre-mixed negronis, which includes one exclusive to their online shop (the other 4 you can try in the bar)
17th September – Sacred Gin cocktail masterclass [prior relationship with Sacred gin]
So I’m sorry if you missed out the Sactred negroni club on the 7th due to me being too late publishing this post, however all is not lost. You can still join distiller Siobhan for a cocktail masterclass with the Sacred gins and vermouth. Siobhan will take you through making 3 classic gin cocktails: a Martinez, a Bramble and the Sacred Sloe Gin Fizz!
Tickets are £29.95 and include 5 spirits/vermouth/liqueur samples to make the cocktails & the Zoom password. Buy tickets here Sacred Cocktail Masterclass
All you need on top of this kit will be lemons, ice, a shaker or jam jar, a spoon and a strainer!
21st September – Martini Club UK meet up
For this installment of the Martini Club on Zoom, we will be investigating classic variations on the iconic cocktail. So think Dirty Martini, Gibson, Vesper, Marguerite, Tuxedo no. 2. Register on the Martini Club UK Facebook group for details.
25th September – Stockport Gin / Millies Trust Charity Taster Night
Join Stockport Gin for a private LIVE gin tasting night at 8pm on Friday 25th September 2020 when they will be raising funds for Millie’s Trust!
The package includes:
- 4 x 50ml (double measures) of Stockport Gins in 4 different varieties
- 4 x Double Dutch 150ml tonics to pair perfectly with each gin
- Information on what garnish to prepare for each drink.
- A personal invite to a private Facebook Group where we will be live on the night from 8pm to talk to you all about us and our gins!
£30 per package with £5 from each being donated to Millie’s Trust! Buy your tasting pack here.
26th September – The Gin to My Tonic Virtual Gin Festival (GINspirations)
Every month the team from The Gin to My Tonic run a virtual festival or two. For September they are welcoming Capreolus Distillery, Audemus Spirits, Winchester Distillery and Cotswolds Distillery. Each distillery has a 30 minute slot over a 2 hour period to present to you. From distillery tours, LIVE distillations, cocktail masterclasses, foraging, food pairings and perfect serves, no stone is left uncovered as we celebrate gin with those that know it best.
Each Virtual Gin Festival is broadcast privately over ZOOM and hosted by The Gin To My Tonic, with access limited exclusively to those that have purchased the related Home Festival Box, costing £25. Buy the home festival box here.
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