Everything you need to know about the Big Time Gin festival coming to Norwich
Big Time Gin
Norwich can't get enough of gin it seems, with another gin festival set to take place in the city this weekend. Here's a look at everything you need to know about the Big Time Gin event.
Where is it?
Big Time Gin will be held on Saturday, September 16 in the Banking Hall at OPEN Norwich.
The event, organised by Big Lush Events, will see around 100 brands of premium gins on show, from locally produced artisan gins to a variety from overseas.
What time does it start?
Split into two sessions, an afternoon slot from 12.30pm until 5pm and an evening one between 6.30pm and 11pm, the event will feature cocktail bars, live entertainment from a seven-piece swing band, tastings and boutique gin distillers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
How much are tickets?
Event admission will include a balloon glass. Ticket prices range between £7.25 and £10.41.
Once inside the festival tokens can be purchased in exchange for gin at the various bars. Each single measure of gin can be exchanged for 1 token, tokens are £5 each. A mixer of your choice can be added at no extra cost.
The event is strictly over 18s only.
What will be on offer at the festival?
• Puerto de Indias
A pink strawberry gin from Seville described as a mistake by the master-distillery after a failed attempt at making a strawberry liqeur.
• Batch Brew Gin
Made in Burnley, Lancashire and inspired by Spanish gins and Spain’s ancient connections to the Incense Route, delicate notes of frankincense and myrrh now sit infused with Batch’s complex taste.
• Brighton Gin
This handmade, award-winning small-batch gin is produced in Brighton’s first legal distillery in the UK using 100pc organic spirit. Its botanicals include juniper, the peel of fresh oranges and limes, coriander seed and milk thistle.
• Yerburgh’s Jam Jar Gin
Yerburgh’s gin has a delicious citric flavour with a long, creamy finish. Raspberry leaves are combined with juniper and eight other botanicals to create this smooth drink.
• Lakes gin
This gin has a complex yet balanced taste with aromas of fresh fruits, treacle, light spice and gentle peat smoke.
• Cotswolds Dry Gin
Cotswolds Dry Gin contains a blend of nine carefully considered botanicals, including lavender, bay leaf, grapefruit, lime, black pepper and cardamon seed, juniper, coriander and angelica root.
• Lakes Gin Explorer
The latest addition to Lakes’ portfolio, this premium gin has zest orange notes, herbal overtones of coriander, cassia bark and hints of Earl Grey tea with cracked black pepper.
For more information or to book tickets, visit bigtimegin.co.uk