Gin Appreciation (AGA) competition

You know Christmas is on its way when gin enthusiasts arrive from far and wide for the Annual Gin Appreciation (AGA) competition. This year’s Judge was Dave the Gin curator for Warner Edwards Gin.

Dave judged the competition with Tim our manager in close proximity.

The ‘Peoples’ Champions, chosen by the competitors themselves, was Pete Jackson and the runner up was Graham Walsh!!

The Judges Champion as chosen by Dave was Phil Probin and the runner up was Julie Windass. The winners got a bottle or two of Warner Edwards Gin.

Well done to all the amateur fruit gin makers and thank you for taking part.

Well done to the placed finalists and the winners of course.

Start making that gin ready for next year!

The AGA Gin competition winners 2015!!

You know Christmas is on its way when gin enthusiasts arrive from far and wide for the Annual Gin Appreciation (AGA) competition. This year’s Judge was Alex the Gin curator for Opihr Gin (remember his Tuk,Tuk!!??) but also Gin ambassador for Thomas Deakin Gin the newly founded Manchester Gin.

Alex judged the competition with Jess our manager in close proximity.

The ‘Peoples’ Champions, chosen by the competitors themselves, were Phil and Sarah Probin and the runner up was Chrissie Crossley!!

The Judges Champion as chosen by Alex was Chrissie Crossley, second was Andy Latham and third was Richard Goodwin. The winners got a bottle or tow of Thomas Deakin Gin.

Well done to all the amateur fruit gin makers and thank you for taking part.

Well done to the placed finalists and the winners of course.

Start making that gin ready for next year!

Annual Gin Appreciation 2014

The AGA was held last week and well attended by budding distillers of sloe and damson gins. Annually our guests come together with their home made gins to try and be the pride of Cholmondeley!!

20 gin lovers and makers took part and the evening was judged by David from Langley’s Gentleman’s Gin. He thoroughly enjoyed the efforts of the contestants and needed a taxi home afterwards. David presented the Chairman’s Champion 2014 to Roger Keys (our very own coffee supplier) and runner up went to another Roger this time Roger Haydock.

The Peoples Champion was chosen by everyone who take part as they sipped their way through 20 glorious mixtures! The People chose Kate Smith as Champion and Philippa Heler as runner up 2014.

Big congratulations to all who took part and of course the winners!

The main picture shows David of Langley’s holding the board with Kate and Philippa and Roger and Roger.

If you are a keen Fruit Gin maker then get ready for the AGA Cup next December 2015. Click on image below to view gallery.