Gin Tasting Night Masterclass
Venue: Cofton Holiday Park
Date: 23/03/18 (19:00 - 23:00)
Great for: Gin Lovers
Entry charge: £20.00
Gin Tasting Devon Masterclass
We've scoured the Westcountry and the rest of the UK to find some of the rarest and most exceptional gins known to mankind for an awesome gin tasting Devon masterclass! We'll be in the Warren Retreat from 7.00pm.
Our last gin tasting evening went down a treat, so get ready for a bigger and better Gin Tasting Masterclass!
The guest gins have been selected, details of which will be released closer to the event.
We've learnt the hard way not to sample too many gins on an empty stomach. Our head chef has crafted a mouth-watering Local Taster Meze Menu to accompany the beverages.
Tickets available now
Tickets are selling quickly, so get yours from Reception now, or call 01626 890111.
- Barbican Botanics
Inspired by the romance of their adopted home on Plymouths historic Barbican and their Scottish roots the team behind the new Artisan Gin bring you Barbican Botanics Gin.
They started experimenting with a vast array of botanicals but were drawn to one which they realised wasn’t be widely used, despite it creating a wonderful gin, That botanical was milk thistle. They then added fennel and the result was wonderful. Finally, they wanted to give their gin some real spirit, and to do so, they’re producing it at 45% volume. The result, we believe, is a fantastic Gin.
Barbican Botanics is a small batch, hand crafted Gin distilled in 21 litres batches in the South West of England.
Fresh and citrusy nose translate to the palate, particularly with the higher abv of 45%. With undertones of earthy notes and slight sweet finish from the fennel seed.
Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander Seeds, Angelica, Liquorice root, Fennel seed, Fresh lemon zest and Milk Thistle.
- Wrecking Coast
Why did we start our particular journey into the world of craft distilling?
Simple really, it was born out of a desire to drink a gin that suited our taste. A gin we could enjoy with friends and be proud to say, “We made that!”
We had an idea of our gin providing a luxurious feel that’s smooth on the palette. From the outset, we thought the icon of Cornwall, clotted cream, could provide the answer.
Using a hand blown glass vacuum still to their own specification to distil the neutral spirit and fresh clotted cream mix at below room temperature. This created a crystal-clear spirit that retains the flavours of the clotted cream together with its rich, velvety feel in the mouth.
- Slingsby Rhubarb
Originally produced as a small Limited Edition batch, our Rhubarb Gin proved to be so popular that we are extremely proud to welcome Slingsby Rhubarb Gin into the family.
Initial Sweetness of Rhubarb and raspberry followed by the bitter tang of the Pink grapefruit citrus base. A tart Rhubarb finish rounds off the drink leaving an unforgettable flavour on the palate.
Lilliput Dorset Gin is distilled with pride in Dorset at our micro distillery Lilliput, from our very own home-grown organic Rosemary, organic Basil from Egypt, organic Thyme from Spain and organic fresh water fermented Kalamata Olives from Greece. For us, it's this combination of tastes and aromas that evoke the feeling of being by the coast and best capture our desire to escape to the beautiful Dorset coastline.
Newton House Gin is a hand crafted, small batch gin distilled, bottled and labelled in South Somerset. It is the brain child of Robin and Jane Cannon and excitingly, even though it is still in its first year of production, it has been awarded a Gold Medal in the prestigious 2018 World Gin Awards in the category for London Dry Gin.
The flavour of our gin is clean, zesty citrus with notes of juniper with underlying mint and peppery spice, further softened by the peach and blueberries giving the hint of English garden fragrances. Overall it whispers subtlety with a length and delicacy enhanced by an enjoyably long and fresh finish.
It's easy to reach Cofton Country by car. Leave the M5 motorway at junction 30. Take the A379 sign-posted Dawlish and after about 30 minutes, having passed through Kenton, Starcross and the small harbour village of Cockwood, the Park is half a mile on the left.
By public transport
The nearest train stations are Starcross, Dawlish Warren and Dawlish. From there you will be able to catch a bus which passes our entrance. For further advise on public transport please contact our reception team who will be happy to advise you on your best option.