Following the successful launch of Foxhole Gin’s second batch, West Sussex based producer Foxhole Spirits and Brighton cocktail bar The Plotting Parlour will be hosting a gin tasting on May 15.
Local bartenders and mixologists will be able to try the new batch of Foxhole Gin – the first ever gin to be distilled with wine made from English grown grapes picked from Sussex vineyards.
Attendees will also be encouraged to enter a competition to create a signature Foxhole Gin cocktail that will be judged by an experienced panel of drinks industry experts.
The winning cocktail will be featured on the Foxhole Spirits website as the Foxhole Gin signature cocktail and the winner will receive a bottle of Foxhole Gin, an invitation to Bolney Wine estate in West Sussex where the grape used in Foxhole Gin is sourced and a private tour of the winemaking facilities with co-founder of Foxhole Spirits James Oag-Cooper.
Luke Loddo, bar manager of The Plotting Parlour said: “Like many other bars and restaurants in Brighton we’re massive supporters of small batch producers. Foxhole Gin is not just a great gin, it has a great story behind it too, so we’re really pleased to give the local trade audience the opportunity to taste it and meet the people who make it.”
Foxhole Gin is the first gin to be distilled with wine made from English grapes. Founders of Foxhole Spirits, Sam Linter and James Oag-Cooper created the spirit after pursuing their passion for sustainability and utilising by-products of winemaking.
Foxhole Gin reflects the characteristics and flavours of the English countryside. Along with the grapes, this premium London Dry Gin is also infused with the botanicals juniper, coriander, angelica root, orris root, liquorice root, bitter orange, fresh lemon zest, grapefruit zest, angelica seed and diluted with natural spring water.
Tickets for the event are available via Eventbrite using password foxyvip to gain entry.