Gin Events 2017

October

  • 14 -15, Monmouth food festival
  • 28th, Penarth Farmers Market

November

  • 4 th Sat night, Chippenham  ( Beca Bar )
  • 16-19th  , Llandudno
  • 23-24-25th Hay winter market
  • 25 Nov Penarth farmers market
  • 25 Nov Bargoed
  • 26-27th, Dinefwr House, Llandielo
  • 27-28th,  RWAS – Winter Fair – Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

December

  • 2-3rd, Usk winter
  • 2 -3 Winter Fair Blackwood
  • 10th  Abergavenny Xmas Food festival.
  • 9-10th Caerphilly winter fair.
  • 16th Penarth Farmers Market
  • 12-19th, Xmas market Cardiff

Voices for Radio

Last week we were absolutely thrilled to welcome Rachel from BBC Radio Wales to our Llantrisant based distillery last week as after hearing about our South Wales Gin Roadshow, she just couldn’t resist finding out more about us and our gins!

After welcoming her into the 200-year-old pub that houses our boutique, craft distillery, we introduced her to each of our gins, gave her a tour of the distillery and gave her a whirlwind masterclass about the distillation process, and we even made her an Eccentric G&T.

As a Welsh distillery, our aim is to leave a lasting legacy and put South Wales on the map. We may be known for our cheese, our lamb and our cockles, but we want the area to be known for its gin. We want to create something that the locals can be proud of, and it was an absolute honour for us to be included on the Country Focus programme that aired throughout Wales on Sunday.

If you were too busy snoozing off those Saturday night tipples to get up at the crack of dawn when it was on the radio, fear not because you can treat your ears right here!

Under the Ginfluence

We’ve been busy over the past few weeks roaming South Wales bringing the people gin, cocktails and stories about Dr. William Price and we’ve had a jolly good time doing it at that!

From Swansea to Cardiff and Penarth we’ve been all over the place and we’ve popped up in pubs, bars and cocktail joints and the fun isn’t over yet, as we’ve still got a few events in the diary.

Tomorrow sees us visit Fine Wines Direct in Cardiff and in two weeks on the 7th of July, we will be making our way around The Lansdowne pub with samples of each of our gins and we hope to see you there!

#EccentricHat Competition

It’s a well known fact that Dr. William Price of Llantrisant was a wee bit eccentric. So eccentric in fact that he was not only a free loving Druid, he also wore a fox upon his head as a hat.

So in celebration of Dr. Price and his legacy that inspired our gins, we want to see your most eccentric hat and if you post a pic in the comments below or tweet us a snap of you in your hat, tag us and use the hashtag ‪#‎EccentricHat‬, you could be in with a chance of winning a bottle of Madam Geneva, our London Dry!

Eccentric Cocktails and Perfect Serves

We know, we know, Monday mornings are utterly unbearable. The Friday night lights are far behind us and Saturday’s escapades are but a distant memory and even worse, it’s a whole five days before the weekend is upon us once again. But fear not because we’ve got the perfect pick-me-ups to get you through the week.

As our gins are crafted by brewers, distillers and mixologists, we don’t just know how to distill the perfect gin, we know a thing or two about serving them just so to maximise the full flavour profile of each and our mixologist Josh, has been hard at work creating his top cocktails for each of our gins.

First up is our dearly beloved Madam Geneva, who is rather simple when it comes to her perfect serve. Fill a wine glass with fresh ice, pour in a double Madam Geneva and add a slice of orange and a dash of tonic to taste.

She can also be used in our very own Eccentric Martini created by adding 60ml Madam Geneva, 10ml Dry Vermouth, 1 dash Orange Bitters and a spritz of Rosemary Lemon Spray (Madam Geneva infused with rosemary and lemon zest in a spray bottle) into a mixing glass. Stir the cocktail down with ice and pour into a chilled coupe and don’t forget to garnish it with a lemon twist and a small sprig of rosemary.

Next up is our Young Tom whose perfect serve consists of a double on the rocks with a slice of orange, or for a longer pour, add Peter Spanton’s Chocolate Tonic into the mix. But to shake things up a bit, try our Eccentric Martinez by mixing 50ml of Young Tom, 15ml of Dry Vermouth, 15ml of Sweet Vermouth and 5ml of Maraschino liqueur. Stir it down with ice and pour into a chilled cocktail coupe and garnish with an orange twist.

If it’s our Limbeck/Batch 4 you’re in the market for, fill a wine glass with fresh ice, pour in a double and garnish with fresh sage and an orange slice and add tonic to taste for a perfect serve. But if you’re looking for something a little sweeter to whet your whistle try our Eccentric Pomegranate Collins by adding 50ml of Limbeck into a shaker, along with 20ml of Pomegranate Molasses and 15ml of Simple Syrup before shaking well with ice and pouring over fresh ice in a highball. Then top it up with soda and garnish with pomegranate jewels.

Finally, give our Old Tom a try by pouring a double into a wine glass filled with fresh ice and garnish it with cloves and an orange slice, adding tonic to taste. Or you could go with our Eccentric Marmalade Collins by adding 50ml of Old Tom into a shaker with 25ml of fresh lemon juice, 15ml of Simple Syrup, 20ml of orange juice and two heaped teaspoons of a lovely Orange Marmalade. Give it a good old shake with ice and pour over fresh ice in a highball. Top it up with soda and garnish it with a slice of orange.

Lovely.

If you’ve been getting eccentric with your gin cocktails, don’t forget to tweet us your snaps to @EccentricGin

COLLABORATION ‘BLUE GINGER’ NEW WESTERN STYLE

We’ve just spent a few days with Melissa running this Western through our new system. Our ‘Blue Ginger’ gin is the most eccentric yet with Juniper and Bergamot on the nose. The palate is clean and fresh with Thai Blue Ginger, Lemongrass and Galangal taking the starring roles. The finish is dry and crisp with peppery Juniper and Wild Sunflower Root. The gin takes on a wonderful hue of rosy pink due to being barrel rested for 7 days in french red wine casks. Yep it’s PINK!

We recommend trying this one with a touch of Peter Spanton’s Lemongrass Tonic or served martini style to showcase the exotic flavours.