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Event: Gin Festival @ Tobacco Dock – London

We were lucky enough to be invited to another fantastic event this weekend, and this time it would be the 3rd annual Gin Festival at Tobacco Dock. We would be in the company of a plethora of brands, over 100 different gins, cocktails and masterclasses from industry experts.

Having press passes, we managed to skip the lengthy queues outside and got greeted by Laura, who we’d communicated so much with over email. She gave us our information packs, and as did everyone else, get our own glass which we would use throughout the night, and get to take home at the end. 

The area it was held in was much bigger than we’d anticipated. Not only were gin stalls, but also a bar, separate cocktail bar, masterclass area, a selfie booth, street food area and live bands playing throughout the evening. 

Our first stop was to the brands room, getting free samples from Brockman’s, Tinker and Spirit of Harrogate. All were so different and in all honesty, much more pleasant than some dry gins we’ve had in the past.

Included in our passes were 4 drink tokens, which could be used in either bar. After particularly enjoying the Brockman’s gin in the brands area, Jessica mixed this with some Indian tonic and I chose some Puerto de India’s strawberry gin with Mediterranean tonic.

To take a break from all things gin, we dropped by the food stalls downstairs and bagged some Spanish meatball stew and a falafel wrap – both delicious! By this time, the photo booth had opened which we’d been patiently waiting for ever since we arrived. You’ll have to see the outcome in a few days once the photos have been uploaded to Facebook!

The fun didn’t stop there as we made it our quest to attend at least one of the brand masterclasses, and ended up choosing Poetic License. We were told the full story of how 4 guys from Sunderland went from testing out gins in their home kitchen, to opening their distillery. Within a year of opening they sold 26,000 bottles and things are only looking further and further up for them.

To end the night, we used our remaining 2 drink tokens in the cocktail bar, opting for the Florida Sling. Overall it was a fantastic evening and it far surpassed our expectations in terms of how much would be there and how popular the event would be. From London, the festival will be taking place in a number of UK towns and cities between now and July. 

You can read more about the festival on their website…

https://www.ginfestival.com

… and if you like gin in the slightest, you are sure to love this event. I can’t think of many better ways to spend a relaxing Saturday evening!

Disclaimer: we were given two free press passes and four drink tokens, in exchange for a review of the event. But as always, all our opinions and photos are our own.

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26 Comments

  1. Jessica Kennedy
    February 19, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    oh wowwww!!!! this looks SO COOL! xXxwww.jessicabkennedy.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      February 21, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      It was so so good! So different to something we've been before Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Kim K Photography
    February 20, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    This looks amazing and I'm so gutted to have missed it! My other half and I would have loved this 💖

    • Food & Baker
      February 21, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      There's always next year or better yet I believe still on going in other cities?Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Breanna Catharina
    February 20, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Wow! This looks like is was an all out awesome event. I mean, can I have some strawberry gin too please? I envy your lives so much. You deserve all the success you're having ♥️Breanna Catharinatoocuteforlife.com

    • Food & Baker
      February 21, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      It was pretty good Gin to be fair! Aww thank you so much!!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Girl Abroad
    February 20, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    This looks great, sounds like you had a great time!Alice xGirlabroad.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      February 21, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      It was a great way to spend our Saturday evening!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. lindsaymurrell
    February 20, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    This looks amazing! What a cool event :)!L xowww.lindsaymurrell.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      February 21, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      Defo worth going to!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Corinne & Kirsty
    February 20, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    This looks so so amazing! The pictures are beautiful! I remember last year at the uni of edinburgh with the gin festival… was so much fun! xx C&K

    • Food & Baker
      February 21, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      It was very eventful, so much fun and full of gin! HahaThank you for reading and commenting☺💓

    • Food & Baker
      February 21, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      Can't go wrong with strawberry Gin!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. sophieannetaylor
    February 20, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    Wow the event looks so cool! Even the setting is gorgeous! I'm a complete soberite so I would gain nothing from this event but I'm glad you had such a lovely time, must be a dream for gin lovers! xxsophieannetaylor.blogspot.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      February 21, 2017 / 11:07 pm

      It was in a great location with so much to offer!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  8. chloe
    February 20, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    Wow, what an amazing event to get invited to. It's always good when you have a press pass and can bypass those queues, Chloe #TeacupClub

    • Food & Baker
      February 21, 2017 / 11:07 pm

      It's defo a bonus!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  9. Ashley Relton
    February 20, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    What an amazing event to be invited to! I'm not much of an alcohol drinker but I imagine for those than enjoy a drink this was heaven! Sure looks like it.Ashley x

    • Food & Baker
      February 21, 2017 / 11:07 pm

      You'd be surprised that we're not big drinkers but it was defo a treat!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  10. kayleigh Zara
    February 20, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    This event looks amazing, I'm really starting to love gin, and strawberry gin sounds delicious! X

    • Food & Baker
      February 21, 2017 / 11:08 pm

      We've become bigger fans of Gin after that strawberry one!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  11. Francesca Nelson
    February 26, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Wow what an event to be invited to!! It looks amazing and who knew there was so much about gin you need a whole event for! Love that they have so much going on and a street food area and selfie booth!!! http://www.mylifeinrosetintedglasses.com

    • Food & Baker
      March 1, 2017 / 9:44 am

      Exactly, it was so much fun. Would defo recommend it even if you're just a little gin fan!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  12. Steve R
    June 28, 2018 / 11:00 am

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  13. Evelyn Warner
    October 15, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    Generally it was a phenomenal night and it far outperformed our desires as far as what amount would be there and how famous vapor distributor the occasion would be.

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