Who is coming to Catford Gin Festival for 2018?
We have some fantiastic gin coming Catford Gin Festival. Find out more about them here.
We are very pleased to have Fever Tree on board as our tonic sponsors for Catford Gin Festival for the second year running.
Since its launch, the Fever-Tree range has received widespread acclaim from drinks critics, bartenders and gastronomes worldwide.
Since 1863 five generations of the Hayman family have acted as custodians of the True English Gin style – providing an unbroken lineage dating back to the original gin boom. Throughout this 150 years, they have been proud to distil True English Gins, using family techniques and processes handed down through the generations.
Fatty’s Organic Spirits
Driven by a passion to create a quality organic gin, Fatty purchased a miniature copper still, set it up in her garden shed and began experimenting with organic ingredients. Within six months Fatty’s Organic Gin won a Silver Medal at the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017.
Mary Rose Gin
Returning for a second year we have the flagship spirit from the HMS Spirits Company is blended to build on tradition whilst challenging the norm. A premium blend of organic botanicals with an added infusion of rosemary. The recipes high natural oil content gives you a spirit thats smoother on the palate.
Hidden Curiosities Gin was created by Cravat Club director Jenny, who after extensive research sampling nigh on 100 different craft gins over the course of a year, dedicated her time and passion to develop a unique recipe with a very distinctive character.
Using botanicals and ingredients from home and the far side of the world, Turncoat is about raising standards and expectations. Inspired by secret Turncoats throughout history, the distillery pushes the boundaries of British refinement and its understated approach to excellence.
Tappers is a small independent family business with a passion for producing spirits that are genuinely and authentically made in the way that they are advertised. They have been handcrafting their own gin in small batches since early 2016 in their seaside hometown of West Kirby, Wirral near to the historic cities of Chester and Liverpool.
Colonsay Gin is in the classic London Dry style and is juniper led. In an increasingly crowded market place, where ‘gold rush’ fever seems to be driving distillers to come up with the most obscure and rare mix of ‘hand foraged’ botanicals, they have made the conscious decision to stick to a more traditional gin.
Unit Six have taken six exquisite botanicals and put them through a remarkable process of vacuum distillation. Unlike conventional distillation, by naturally reducing boiling points, they have extracted even the most delicate flavours. The result is a unique spirit with outstanding fidelity to its source ingredients; elegantly fresh, vibrant and captivating.
Having experimented with different distilling techniques, Griffiths Brothers were drawn to the idea of cold distillation. During this process, each botanical is individually macerated to draw out its essential oils.
Their two rotary evaporators ‘Roberta’ and ‘Aretha’ distil each botanical in glass, with the highest quality 100% organic wheat spirit.
Corner Fifty Three
Sacred Spirits was founded in 2008 when Londoner and distiller Ian Hart decided to reframe the city connection with small batch gin distillation in a more positive light.
This time the onus was on quality. Instead of using traditional pot distillation, Ian opted for vacuum distillation as a way to preserve the richness of flavour and aromas of his hand-picked botanicals. A new era of London gin production was beginning.
When Ian Puddick bought some run down properties in Palmers Green the last thing he expected was to find that the building once made illicit gin. He set out bring that gin on the right side of the law and so Old Bakery Gin was born.
Old Baskery proved so popular at last years festival that they actually ran out of gin on the second day. They’re already stocking up for October.
Boatyard Double Gin was the first product to be launched by the Boatyard Distillery.
A smooth, juniper-led dry Gin, with notes of citrus crush and floral sweetness.
As the distillation runs off the column still, they introduce a unique juniper filtration process which Dutch Gin spirit distillers call ‘dubbel gebeide genever’. This double contact method results in an even more pronounced juniper flavour.
Twelve Keys Gin takes inspiration from the notorious works of Basil Valentine of 1599, early Alchemists and the history of distillation unlocking a gin that embraces the here and now. Embark on a journey of discovery with our intriguing balance of twelve carefully chosen botanicals.
Rich Honey for their wildflower meadow combines with succulent Fig, caramelised Quince, resinous Juniper, verdant Basil and ripe Apricot as a catalyst for their Classic London Dry Gin.
Sherlock & Sons
Launched by seasoned Head Distiller Simon Sherlock, Distillers Of Surrey is an artisan small batch distillery where craftsmanship is at the heart of the process with unparalleled quality and a passion for producing spirits with distinction
The brainchild of Bruce Midgely, born in South Africa and currently living in Melton Mowbray, Brentingby Gin takes inspiration from both locations to great effect.
Relishing the opportunity to use his hands, Bruce personally designed a 10 plate copper column still, and after manufacture, meticulously assembed each piece of the structure by hand.
Tom Cat Six
Tom Cat Six is an ‘Old Tom’ style of gin, devised in London SE6, and distilled in association with Foxdenton Estates specially for Catford GIn Festival.
Tom Cat Six contains six carefully chosen botanicals, has a peppery juniper-led flavour and a subtle sting of scotch bonnet in its tail to give it unique character. Small batch, limited production runs ensure highest standards and a smooth finish.
How to enjoy a gin fesitval.
What do I need to know about attending Catford Gin Festival?
Whether you are a gin newbie or a good old gin veteran, there are always a few things to keep in mind before you head over to your gin event.
Catford Gin Festival is an exciting collaboration between Team Catford and Forest Hill Gin Club born out of the pure love of gin!
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