I’ll be hosting another 7 Deadly Gins tutored tasting and gin talk on Sunday 31st July, and this time it’s got a bit of a European theme with every gin coming from a different EU country.
Back in 1989 the gin scene wasn’t quite where it is now and one of the things which helped us along the way was the snazzily entitled ‘Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1576/89′ which laid down some rules regarding spirit drinks, including what gin was and, importantly, the requirement that it has a minimum strength of 37.5% a.b.v.. This got rid of the weak, cheap and poor quality products and ended the race for the bottom which the industry was spiralling into. The bigger players re-gained the confidence to fire up the stills and re-invest in their businesses, ultimately leading to the high-quality, hugely diverse and competitive world of gin which we are lucky enough to enjoy today.
I’m sure the gin industry won’t collapse with Brexit, but it seems an ideal time to take a look at what our European cousins are up to.
The 7 Deadly EU Gins are:
- Bols 1820 (A classic genever from Holland)*
- Two Birds Old Tom Gin (England)
- Helsinki Gin (Finland)
- G’Vine Nouaison Gin (French)
- Santamania London Dry Gin (Spain)
- The Duke of Munich Dry Gin (Germany)
- Poli Marconi 46 Gin (Italy)
Food will once again be provided by Phamie’s Kitchen (Facebook link) with the inspired menu looking like this:
- Welcome drink: gin cocktail
- Summer soup served chilled
- Pork & chicken terrine, smoked trout pate, nordic-style salads (beetroot & apple and potato & herb), breads
- Baked chicken in white wine, bay & garlic (pollo al ajillo), fresh pesto & zucchini pasta, mixed dressed salad
- 7 Deadly Gins talk and tutored tasting
- • Lemon cheesecake with raspberry fool
- • Freshly brewed coffee/tea
If you are interested in attending a tasting or are interesting in having The Gin Devil organise an event drop me a line: Contact Us
*and yes, I do realise genever isn’t a gin!