Local Louis is our Annual Gin Appreciation Champion!!!

The crowds flocked to the Cholmondeley Arms on Tuesday evening for the first (and by no means last!!) Annual Gin Appreciation Championship!! Sixteen Gins featured from the Sloe variety to the Damson variety. I am told by Bob and Louis from Brockman’s Gin, (who sponsored the event) that the quality of the Gin was really ‘top drawer’!!

As I write this update I am still waiting for Steve our Cholmondeley Landlord to emerge from the judging!!! He had to lie down afterwards for some reason!!!

I am joking of course we are just waiting for photos but I can declare that our very loyal customer Louis (not to be mixed up with Brockman’s Gin Louis) won the Championship with what the judges called  a Gin that would rival Plymouths Damson gin!!! Louis proudly calls his ‘special blend’ of gin ‘the Hounds testicles’ or words along those lines!!!

In second was Richard’s ‘killing me sloe –ly’ Gin (the name alone is a winner!!!) and finally in joint third was Sarah’s special reserve and Tony’s Herb gin!!! Congratulations to everyone.

Louis was presented with his own unique crystal Gin glass which will be engraved with his name and will take pride of place on our back bar ready for Louis to use when he visits us.  Louis also wins a bottle of Brockman’s and a trip to the distillery where Brockman’s is distilled.

We would like to thank everyone who took part at very short notice when considering the gin making process and Steve for setting it up and the team for helping him.

A big thank you to Bob and Louis from Brockman’s for all their help!!

Pictures will follow soon but here’s one of Steve and Brockman’s Louis getting to grips with the judging!!!

Bring Inn the Gin

Here at the Cholmondeley Arms we are building a fine reputation for our famous Gin collection. We opened with forty Gins and are rapidly moving to the fifty mark already. The expansion of Gin distilling and the creation of different gin types is growing and already we are planning volume two of our ‘Gin Bible’.

While reviewing our growing Gin collection we all came up with a great idea. We have many customers who like gin, who also like to travel and may find gins we don’t stock on those travels…. so…….we have come up with ‘Bring Inn the Gin’ and here’s what you have to do.

  1. Find a gin and make sure we don’t stock it.
  2. Buy the Gin and keep the receipt, this can be in Sterling, Euros (while they last!!) and American dollars
  3. Bring the Gin to the Inn.
  4. Present the gin and if we don’t stock it already we will pay you the value of your receipt. (The seal on the bottle must be intact of course)
  5. As a bonus we will also give you a £10 Cholmondeley gift voucher for each bottle of gin brought Inn!!
  6. So for the new ‘Gin Supplier’ it’s a ‘win, win’ on the ‘gin, gin’.

So what are you waiting for all you budding gin suppliers!!?? Tim, Steve and Stru are waiting!!! 100 Gins by our first anniversary???