Frome Gin Festival 2018 takes place at the Cheese & Grain on Saturday 9 June – a chance to taste around 80 different gins.
Frome Gin Festival is an independent celebration of gin for the true gin-lover. It will feature around 80 different gins from around the world, with a special interest in small distilleries from UK regions.
Tickets are £10 plus service charge and include your souvenir Festival glass and a brochure, full of information on all the gins you can try, a little about each company and the suggested garnish.
Drinks will cost £5 each including tonic and garnish. You’ll need to purchase tokens available from the front desk when you enter the hall.
Frome Gin Festival 2018 takes place at the Cheese & Grain in Frome on Saturday 9 June from 6pm. There will be live music throughout the evening.
If you’re new to gin advisors will be available to recommend gins to you. If you’re a gin connoisseur, there will be new gins you have yet to try!
This is an independent gin festival, not part of the large national gin festival organisation.
Gin is one of the broadest categories of spirits, all of various origins, styles, and flavour profiles that revolve around juniper as a common ingredient.
Gin was developed based on the older Dutch liquor, jenever, and became popular in Great Britain (particularly in London) when William of Orange, leader of the Dutch Republic, occupied the English, Scottish, and Irish thrones with his wife Mary between 1689 and 1702.
It is claimed that English soldiers who provided support in Antwerp against the Spanish in 1585, during the Eighty Years’ War, were already drinking jenever for its calming effects before battle, from which the term “Dutch courage” is believed to have originated.
Here is a little video to introduce one of our favourite gins from last year’s Frome Gin Festival, Trevethan Gin from Cornwall.
Tickets cost £10 and are available at the box office and online. Over 18s only.
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