Ten Ways to Enjoy World Gin Day 2017

World Gin Day takes place on the second Saturday in June every year, and this year falls on June 10th.  Started right at the start of the gin revival back in 2009 by blogger Neil Houston, it has been co-ordinated since 2013 by gin blogger Emma Stokes (who goes by the moniker *Gin Monkey*) and is now an international celebration of all things gin that had 20,000 people talking about it on social media last year.

To help you make the most of this most special of days, the team here at Wheadon's Gin present their pick of the events happening on June 10th.

G&Tea at the Bella Luce (Guernsey)

If you live on Guernsey, then pay a visit to your local distillery!  Join us at the Bella Luce, the home of Wheadon's Gin, for tour of the Bella Luce Small Batch Distillery and an afternoon tea with a difference.  We'll be serving Wheadon’s and tonics to pair with the Bella's classic afternoon tea of delicate cakes, scones and finger-sandwiches.  Take a seat in the dappled shade of the courtyard garden, and take your time over tea!

Junipalooza (London)

A two day maker-festival held at London's Tobacco Docks and organised by Gin Foundry, Junipalooza features over 100 gins from 40 brands, all of whom will be present to showcase their wares.

Juniper Manor (London)

Presented by Sipsmith and Gingerline, Juniper Moanor is a four-course immersive dining experience at a mystery location in East London.

Ginchester Fête (Winchester)

A wonderfully named gin festival in the heart of Hampshire, held in Winchester's historic Great Hall this is the event's second year and will feature a quintessential English summer fête atmosphere.

World Gin Day at Silent Pool Distillery (Guildford)

Join Silent Pool's distillers for a tour of their premises, and enjoy food, music and of course gin at this free event.

Nederlands Jeneverfestival Schiedam (Schiedam, Netherlands)

A gin festival in ths spirit's spiritual home, expect Jeneverfestival to go heavy on the history alongside tastings, workshops, masterclasses and music.

Gin Lovers' Afternoon Tea Tour Bus (London)

Hayman's Gin and Brigit's Bakery host an afternoon tea tour of London on a vintage Routemaster bus, complete with gin-infused delights and three seasonal cocktails.

A Very Royal High Tea (Manchester)

A gin-filled high tea fit for a Queen at Manchester's Grand Pacific Way restaurant, presented by ginfuelled.co.uk.

New Forest Gin Tasting (Brokenhurst)

Sample a special flight of local gins at the Thatched Cottage Hotel on World Gin Day, or choose from their bar's selection of over 300 gins.

Gin Bar-On-A-Bike (Cambridge)

Enjoy a g&t from a special converted bar-bike on the banks of the River Cam, at the Thirsty Biergarten takeover in the grounds of the Cambridge Museum of Technology.

Written by:

Mat Hailer