Saturday 21 October | 6.30pm
The Crown Hotel | Harrogate


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We’re in the grip of a ‘Ginaissance’ with sales of the spirit surpassing £1bn last year. It’s a far cry from the spirit’s reputation in the 18th century when the gin craze exploded; half of London’s drinking establishments were gin shops, and Hogarth’s famed Gin Lane showed the perils of the spirit known as a mother’s ruin. Today, it is sophisticated, hip, and spawning bespoke gin festivals, with botanical additions from lemon peel to cardamom, offering complex combinations.

From the straightforward gin and tonic to the iconic Martini, mixed with Ian Buxton’s fizzy London dry wit and humour, this promises a fun, informative, and heady evening, from the man who has worked in the spirits industry for over 20 years.

The evening includes a selection of gin tastings.

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