Gin Festival Review

Hey friends,

At the end of August on the bank holiday weekend I set off with two of my best girlfriends with one thing and two words in mind.  GIN FESTIVAL.   We had such a great time so I thought you’d like to see what we got up to in a Gin Festival Review.

Title The Bond

This particular event was set in Birmingham in an industrial estate at a venue called The Bond. The Gin Festival rocks up all over the country so look out for one near you.

The cool yet funky vibe made it a fun day out for me and my friends Corrie and Lynne.  We all hail from various parts of the country, in Somerset, Manchester and Cheltenham so this was the event we chose to go to. We all though it was worth the travel and was a good compromise, we enjoyed the train journey and it was a great setting for us to catch up properly while trying something new and different.

The Bond

Girls Outside Gin Festival final

We all love gin and our favourite of the day was the Rhubarb and Ginger cocktail made with Edinburgh Gin liqueur.

lynne corrie

We enjoyed chatting to the makers and shakers of the gin world too and the lovely people who run the Gin Festival who are all mad about gin.  My favourite samples included Whitley Neill and Fever Tree Tonics. We enjoyed chatting to Johnny from Whitley Neill who explained the african influence on his gin making.  All of the producers were happy to chat and it was so interesting, they all had something that made them unique.

Gin Festival Inside final

Outside

The only downside to the day was that there weren’t enough seats to go around, we ended up sat on the ground which wasn’t ideal.  Luckily we’re the kind of people that just get on with it and have fun whatever.

There was live music, street food and a huge choice of gins with a really simple to use token system.  You get handed a Gin Library book and pen so you can choose what you want to try, you can add as much Fever Tree Tonic in whatever flavour you like. Although I put too much tonic in one of my drinks and believe me drowning your gin does not make a great Gin and Tonic ‘How Not to Make a G&T’.

Home time Gin Festival

Last orders please!

I thoroughly recommend going to a Gin Festival if you enjoy gin and trying something different from the norm, its a fun way to spend the day and we learnt a lot.  We also came away with new gins in our gin library!

Lizzie xo

 

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Gin Festival Review”

  1. What a great day it sounds, girlies, sunshine and some well made G&Ts sounds wonderful. I even spotted your friend holding one of my new discoveries ‘Sibling Gin’ which I bought at Christmas last year. Thanks so much for sharing your blog with us on the #WonderfulWeekends linky. I’m definitely going to keep my eyes peeled next year for a Gin Festival near me x

  2. Ooh Lizzie I do like the words ‘gin’ and ‘festival’ – especially when they are combined! I liked the look of your photos on IG – the festival sounds brilliant! Will have to see if I can find when the next one is xx #wonderfulweekends

  3. I do get depressed or low after alcohol but for me it is all alcohol not just gin. Like you, for me it’s own to volume too. This was a cut above my usual glass of G&T! xo

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