GIN lovers in Coventry will be in for a real treat when the third edition of a popular gin festival returns to the city.
FarGo Village’s Independent Gin Festival will be held at The Box on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 this year.
A total of 18 different gins from six different distilleries will be available on both days for visitors to sample.
Elyse Cadden, event manager at FarGo Village, encouraged gin fans who might want to learn more about the drink or try something a little different to come along.
“We’re so pleased to be bringing the Independent Gin Festival back to FarGo Village for the third time,” she said.
“The gin market has doubled in value over the last five years to be worth around £2.2 billion, and this has resulted in all sorts of distilleries creating wonderful gins for people to enjoy.
“This year’s festival will feature a great variety of gins, from refreshing, clean tasting gins to fruity varieties such as strawberry and rhubarb.
“For those who fancy something more exotic, we’ll even have a ‘rose gold’ gin for visitors to try.
“It’s going to be a real celebration of independent gins, and we’d encourage people to come along and taste the amazing drinks that are made in and around our region.”
The distilleries which will be serving gin at the event are: British Polo Gin from Gloucestershire, Brockman’s Gin from Surrey, Dr Eamers’ Emporium from the West Midlands, The Staffordshire Gin Company, Two Birds Spirits from Leicestershire, and Wood Brothers Distilling Company from Oxfordshire.
And gin experts from the distilleries will be on hand to guide visitors through the subtleties of the spirit, as well as give advice on how to make the perfect gin-based cocktails at home.
But the gins are not the only attraction of the festival – street food will also be served, and visitors will be entertained by live music throughout the event.
The bars operate on a token system so do not take cash. Tokens cost £2.50 and each one equates to a single measure of gin, plus a mixer and garnish of choice.
The festival is open from 6pm to 11pm on both days. Tickets cost £7.50 in advance, or £10 on the door.
For further information or to purchase tickets for the weekend visit www.fargovillage.co.uk/tickets/