To celebrate the tenth (Yes tenth) World Gin Day, four premium gin brands – Silent Pool Gin, Gin Mare, Colonel Fox, and KI NO BI – have taken over the courtyard of The Hoxton, Shoreditch for a four day Gin based celebration.
As you would expect, they’ll be serving up signature gin and tonics, for what should be a must-attend for gin lovers and enthusiasts.
Running from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th June, which is actually World Gin Day (in case you didn’t know) and boy we are glad it’s on a Saturday. This event is free to enter and features a bespoke G&T from each brand, who will each commandeer a corner of the courtyard. For every gin, an artist will also be creating bespoke artworks reflecting the gins’ distinct characters and botanicals. I wonder if they’ll get slowly better or worse the more they drink?
Gin and Tonics, but with a twist
All the G&Ts will be £6 and served with 1724 tonic water, but to up the stakes even more, they have worked closely with The Edinburgh Ice Co. to produce beautiful giant ice cubes made with triple-filtered Scottish water, each containing tailored garnishes to complement the unique flavour profile of each spirit.
As the ice melts the garnishes will reveal themselves to further enhance the G&T drinking experience. Now, this I need to see.
Gin Mare sent us a ‘Gin hamper’ or we prefer the phrase ‘Gin care package’ you can watch the unboxing video below and perhaps even try an make it at home if you can’t make the event.
Finally, as part of the juniper-filled celebrations, gin fans can also go on a special ‘Gin Journey’ route, running from Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th June. The tours will be visiting the G&T Pop-Up at The Hoxton, Shoreditch as well as four other top cocktail bars around Shoreditch to enjoy bespoke cocktails with each of the gins.
The World Gin Day Celebrations at The Hoxton, Shoreditch take place from 6th-9th June 2018 at Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU. It is free to enter.
Thursday 7th June: 6.30pm – 11pm
Friday 8th June: 2pm – 6.30pm
Saturday 9th June: 2pm – 6.30pm
£74.62 per person
More info and to book
About the gins:
(in case you didn’t already know them).
Silent Pool Gin
Using water from the spring-fed Silent Pool, and the finest 24 botanicals, Silent Pool Gin is hand-crafted and bottled on-site in the beautiful, rural landscape of the Surrey Hills. The award-winning liquid is a rich and clean juniper-driven spirit with floral layers of lavender and chamomile, notes of citrus and kaffir lime, grounded with the subtle sweetness of local honey
Gin Mare is a super-premium handcrafted Mediterranean Gin distilled in small batches in a Florentine Copper Pot Still in a small village on the Mediterranean Coast just outside Barcelona. Distinguishing itself from traditional London Dry gins, Gin Mare is best defined by the flavours of its key botanicals: Arbequina Olive, Thyme, Rosemary and Basil that are sourced from 4 different Mediterranean countries. It is also known for the individual distillation and subsequent blending of its 8 distillates.
Made using a pared-back six botanicals, Colonel Fox’s London Dry Gin was designed with cocktail creation in mind and works beautifully with fresh citrus. Distilled by Charles Maxwell, owner of Thames Distillery, Colonel Fox uses juniper from Italy to drive the classic gin flavour; bitter orange peel sourced from Morocco for freshness; cassia bark for aromatic spice; angelica root to dry the gin; coriander seed for a wonderful lemon and peppery finish; and liquorice root to give sweetness and a creamy mouthfeel.
KI NO BI
Meaning “the beauty of the seasons”, KI NO BI is the first Japanese gin made in Kyoto. Created in a recognisable dry style, it features Japanese botanicals such as yellow yuzu, hinoki wood chips, bamboo, gyokuro tea and green sanshō (Japanese peppercorn) berries, plus a rice spirit base and water from the sake-brewing district Fushimi.