If you love premium gin but haven’t discovered Wales’s finest spirits yet then you are missing out! There’s a great chance to put that right coming up soon when I join forces with the Three Wine Mn collective to host a virtual tasting of two top Welsh gins. Guests will also have two superb Welsh cheeses delivered to their doors with the gins, plus delicious Welsh salami chips and Cradocs crackers. All in all, it’s a hamper of Welsh premium produce – and we are all in for a treat to cheer up the darkest nights.
Virtual spirits tastings usually send miniatures of the drinks but with this one you’ll be stocked up with top Welsh gin for weeks to come as you will receive two full (70cl) bottles. A great idea in the run-up to Christmas! An you’ll be nibbling on those cheeses, salami chips and crackers for days (if you can wait that long).
The gins I’ll be introducing to you and telling you all about are:
1) The small-batch gin from Aber Falls, made with botanicals grown across north Wales and water from Snowdonia. We’ll be discussing the pepper, lavender and rowan berry notes, among others…
2) Jin Môr, a fascinating gin with fresh, herby notes and a light pinch of Welsh sea salt in with the traditional botanicals. How does salt work in gin? Does it make the drink more food friendly?
To find out, we will try both gins with the irresistible cheeses we’ll be sending: the creamy, blue Perl Las and the smooth, beautifully balanced Cheddar Dragon, plus the Cwm Farm rhubarb and ginger gin salami chips and Cradocs crackers.
I’ll be talking all things ginny and answering any questions you may have in the virtual tasting session, then leaving you to make an evening of it… it’s a serious treat for you and yours ahead of Christmas – I hope to see you on 19 November!
Susy is familiar to many wine & food lovers as a regular wine expert and presenter on BBC1’s flag-ship cookery show Saturday Kitchen, which attracts 2 – 3 million viewers each week. Before that, she was a resident wine expert on Channel 4’s Richard & Judy. She has also appeared as a guest on TV’s Market Kitchen, UK Food channel programmes such as Great Food Live, and broadcast numerous times on BBC Radio 4 for programmes such as Excess Baggage, Woman’s Hour and The Food Programme.