What’s coming up

One of the main perks of my job are the wonderful people I get to meet through gin training. With permission I’m writing up small pieces on each and I wanted to let you in to what I have in the pipeline:

Paul Bower – Founder and distiller of the delightful Twisted Nose gin. Produced in Winchester, with hints of locally grown watercress and lavender, this gin is a homage to its surroundings and the wonderful gentleman who created it.

Luke from Fever Tree, cream dela cream of the tonic world. 7 of the top 10 bars in the world use them and for good reason, as they only use the finest ingredients in their range of topics and mixers.

An evening on HMS Diamond – 2 evenings on the new destroyer and I’m looking forward to both. A rum tasting evening with a representative from Pussers and a gin tasting evening presented by myself.

Tom Edwards of Warner Edwards is hitting our own Gin and Olive, Portsmouth for a decedent evening with his gin. Guests will enjoy a 4 course meal paired with each of his 4 gins (the rhubarb gin is a particular favourite) whilst he talks us through his gin story. I can’t wait for that one.

We’re also embarking on a distillery tour in the next few weeks.

All in all, lots going on here at ginfluence head office. As I said to my mother last week, she (as a non drinker) had always worried that drinking was a problem, and I am close to proving it’s my solution!

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