2017’s Festival

Catford Gin Festival on film.

October 7th & 8th saw hundreds of gin lovers descend on Catford the very first Catford Gin Festival.

Who was at Catford Gin Festival 2017?

We had some fantiastic gin at Carford Gin Festival. Find out more about them here.

Fever Tree

We are very pleased to have Fever Tree on board as our tonic sponsors for Catford Gin Festival. Since its launch, the Fever-Tree range has received widespread acclaim from drinks critics, bartenders and gastronomes worldwide.

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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.

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Harley House

Harley House Pure Sussex gin contains a unique blend of botanicals, creatively distilled and enhanced by the fresh water that has been slowly filtered through the chalk Southdowns resulting in a Pure Sussex Gin with unparallelled quality and flavour.

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Far Reaches

After scores of sampled botanicals (many of which had never been used in a drink, let alone a gin before), tweaked recipes and a torturous process finding the right brand name, Far Reaches was born – the perfect spirit for travel and adventure.

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Caspyn Gin

Pocketful of Stones was born in the cellar of a pub in London. Sat around a tiny copper still, two brothers tinkered with gin recipe after gin recipe. The dream was to get back to their roots, the outdoors and the ocean and produce something they were both passionate about. Caspyn was born.

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Turncoat Gin

 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.

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OriGINal Fizz

Everyone one loves Gin. Everyone loves Prosecco. Combine the two and you have OriGINal Fizz. Mixing the finest gin liquers from Foxdenton Estates with Prosecco to make a delicious Gin Fizz cocktail. All out of a Piaggio Gorilla.

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Mary Rose Gin

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.

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Skully Gin

Skully Gins are distilled in the souht of the Netherlands using fresh spices, herbs and fruits, in order to create a range of smooth gins with exceptional and unexpected tastes. The recipies of their spirits are developed in order to bring a smooth characteristic taste.

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Ragnarok Gin

Ragnarok’s aim was to produce a gin that encapsulates the Swedish wilderness, the inspiration of Ragnarök gin. They use 8 botanicals, the prominent four being juniper berries, fresh lingonberries, caraway seeds and dill leaves.

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Pothecary Gin

Pothecary Gin uses the unusual process of distilling each botanical separately, and then blending them together before dilution, which yields optimum quality and incomparable aromas and flavours, producing an exciting gin that’s both well-balanced and refreshingly individual.

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Old Bakery Gin

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.

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Graveney Gin

Graveney Gin was created using a small but perfectly formed 30L Copper Still which produces 30 bottles per batch. Graveney Gin is a truly handcrafted spirit of uncompromising quality so perfect for any ginthusiasts.

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Colonsay Gin

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.

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Mean London Dry Gin

They don’t come more local than Mean Gin so we are thrilled that they will be with us. Mean is a traditionally distilled, premium London Dry Gin (43% ABV) with cardamom and citrus forward, and a slight spice undertone.

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Gin A Ding Ding’s Review

If there has ever been a gin festival in a more incongruous location, I’m yet to hear of it. The newest addition to the festival scene opened its doors in Catford in south east London; a priority area for regeneration in the Borough of Lewisham. 

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Who’s Involved?

Catford Gin Festival is an exciting collaboration between Team Catford and Forest Hill Gin Club born out of the pure love of gin!

Team Catford

Team Catford are dedicated to bringing exciting cultural events to Catford. They are also partial to a G&T or two.

Forest Hill Gin Club

The Forest Hill Gin club is a social group of gin appreciating enthusiasts who want to explore the fantastic range of artisan gins available.

Say Hello

Get in touch with us. We are open to ideas so if you want to be involved do get in touch.