Another quick break from our Uzbekistan series for some gin!!!!
The Gin Foundry ran its second successful gin festival – Junipalooza at the Vinyl Factory in Soho, London. Our love of gin is fairly recent but I think it’s safe to say we are a little addicted.
In essence Junipalooza is a coming together of gin companies (dare I say small batch/craft companies) and gin lovers who are very willing to sample their wares.
We made our way round the stalls sampling many too many different gins from just your average London dry to barrel aged and navy strength. The stall holders were all extremely knowledgeable about their brand and also gin in general. There were people from the UK, Scotland, Spain and Sweden to name a few. They all had a story and it was great to speak to so many like-minded people.
We were given a small book of tasting notes to help us work our way round the event. As we got towards the end our own notes became a bit more scatty!
We did make some purchases as well as sampling around 50 gins (!!!) namely, Sipsmith VJOP (Sipsmith is by far my favourite gin company and I am rather in love with their Sloe gin) Monkey 47 and Few barrel aged gin. We also fell in love with Ferdinand’s Quince gin but they had sold out so we couldn’t purchase a bottle! (If anyone wants to send us one it would be greatly received hehe.)
I would highly recommend this event if you are into gin (not so much if you’re not but you can learn a lot about the process) but make sure you have had a big breakfast and lunch to cope with the quantity!
(Please note – this tickets were bought by ourselves as we wanted to attend this event we have not been paid etc for this review and is totally my own opinions.)
And here are some more gin pictures!
What’s your favourite Gin? Have you been to any quirky festivals recently?
**Please note I have not been sponsored for any of this, we bought the tickets ourselves and the observations are all our own**