As those of you who who have visited The Boathouse recently will know we now have a large range of craft Gins available from our bar with a monthly specials board consisting of 5 different craft Gins also available. Due to its growing popularity and upon the request of some of our customers we are delighted to introduce our new ‘Boathouse Gin Club’
What is the Gin Club?
Members of our Gin club will receive monthly updates on our craft Gin specials along with invitations to our tasting evenings to be held every 6 weeks. These evening will allow members to taste up to 6 different craft Gins along with some chefs special canapes for £15 per person, at the end of the evening members will have the chance to purchase bottles of their favourite Gin to take home at trade prices.
Our first tasting evening will be taking place of Thursday 2nd February starting at 7.30pm
Members will also be issued with a discount card entitling them to 15% off all Gin drinks and Gin based cocktails from our bar at any time.
How to sign up?
To sign up to our Gin club email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the word ‘Gin’ in the subject column and we will add you to our mailing list and issue your discount card at the first tasting evening
Here’s a few fun facts about Gin..
London’s most popular drink in the winter of 1823 was the Hot Gin Twist
British drinkers have been quaffing gin in record amounts during 2016, buying 40m bottles in a spending spree that outstripped sales growth in beer and sparkling wine.
Gin was born around 1689. The earliest known food pairing occurred in 1731: gingerbread. This became quite common and is still traditional in parts of England.
Nearly all juniper used in gin is picked wild. Almost none is cultivated.
Annual gin sales rose 16% to smash through the £1bn barrier for the first time in the UK, leading the drink industry to declare 2016 the “year of gin”.
The juniper berry is actually not a berry at all. It is a female seed cone, a highly evolved pinecone with fleshy and merged scales that give it the appearance of a berry.
At Yalta, President Roosevelt complained that there were no lemons to make twists for his gin martini. Stalin had a lemon tree flown from Georgia that day.
A growing thirst for the spirit has also caused a surge in the number of distilleries, with about 40 opening in 2016.