Dr Richard and Mavis Gulliver were the original botanists for The Botanist Gin which is distilled on the Hebridean Isle of Islay. The Gullivers worked with master distiller Jim McEwan to add gin to the range of whiskies produced by Bruichladdich Distillery. Three years of research, extensive foraging and collaboration with Jim led to the first distillation in 2010.
The gin sold so well that the global drinks company, Remy Cointreau, bought the distillery. Until retiring in 2017, the Gullivers collected and processed all the botanicals for every distillation.
This interactive talk also examines 22 Islay plants and there will be a sampling of The Botanist Gin.
Tickets available online or contact Yewa Holiday
Shropshire Oktoberfest is taking place on 4th & 5th October 2019 at the Shrewsbury Quarry Park – Following the success of the past 2 Shropshire Oktoberfest we are back! Over 150 real ales, ciders, bubbles, gin, cocktails, rum and more served alongside amazing live music, street food, farmers market, and comedy club this promises to be another amazing event inside Shrewsbury Quarry Park!
The event runs;
5pm – 10pm Friday 4th October – £6 in advance (£8 on the door)
11am – 10pm Saturday 5th October – £12.50 entry in advance (£15 on the door)
VIP tickets – £30 in advance (Saturday only, £35 on the door)
For tickets and more information check out www.shropshireoktoberfest.co.uk
16th – 17th November 2019, St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury Town Centre
Join us for our 6th Festival in the wonderful St Mary’s Church. We will be joined by a wonderful array of award winning chocolate makers, bean to bar producers, and chocolatiers .
Our demo stage will have a range of talks, tastings and demos and our children’s lolly pop workshop will be running over the 2 days.