Gin tour – great fun

gin tour 5 (1)-w500-h500 gin tour 5 (2)-w500-h500What an amazing evening at Warner Edwards Gin Distillery. 17 of us went along to learn about how gin is made and how the distillery came to be set up in Harrington.
Warner Edwards Gin exists as the result of 2 friends at university with the ambition and vision of creating a “distinctive, artisan spirit.”
The evening started with a short walk to see where the natural springs are on their farmland. Their gins made from this natural spring water, grain spirit, homegrown elderflower an 10 secret botanicals – all of which are a closely guarded secret.
We then went to the distillery, which is in a converted barn on the farm and heard in detail about the start of the business and distillation process. The first batch was produced in November 2012 and since then, they have gone from strength to strength, winning several awards, the most recent being a “Double Gold” at San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Besides the original Dry Gin, they have since introduced Elderflower Gin, Sloe Gin and most recently Rhubarb Gin.
It was a really interesting and enjoyable evening, with us being able to sample all the different gins – definitely worth going for!
Many thanks to Warner Edwards for letting us visit. (Valerie Hitchcox)

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