Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We have the answer…and it involves gin!
This week we attended the launch of The Cambridge Distillery’s, new and improved, Cambridge Gin Laboratory on Green Street.
The new premises, a spacious old building, which retains many of its original features, offers space for a gin master class and tastings, plus the option to stop by for a cocktail. There’s also some pretty good coffee too!
On our visit we were given a brief lesson in the classroom about the history of gin and the distillery, before tasting a variety of flavours to mix with juniper to create our own mini gin – I chose rosemary and thyme and lavender, I clearly have a nose for herbs! I’m yet to try it as I’m saving it for this evening, my reward for a long week at work, but it smells good so I’m assuming it will be even better when mixed with tonic and ice.
The short mixology lesson was just a tipple of what’s available at the Cambridge Gin Laboratory. The master class is a must for anyone who wants to learn about gin or just likes drinking gin!
But if you’re out and about this weekend in the city, and you fancy a cocktail then make sure you stop by. Or if you are one of those people I can only hope to be one day, and have already started on the Christmas shopping and want to buy a special gift, the Cambridge Gin Laboratory also provides the opportunity to create your own gin with expert advice on hand.
Based in Grantchester, The Cambridge Distillery started as the world’s smallest distillery in 2012, established in the living room of William Lowe with his wife and business partner Lucy, as an occupational hobby. Proving that gin is big business, the company was recognised for its ‘Cambridge Dry Gin’, before going on to produce ‘Cambridge Seasonal Gin’ and ‘Anty Gin’, which was awarded World Beverage Innovation Awards 2015. Enormous success followed with their ‘Japanese Gin’.
Cambridge Gin Laboratory, 10 Green St, Cambridge CB2 3JU | Tel: 01223 785412 | www.cambridgeginlab.co.uk