I was so excited to be invited to the Plymouth Gin and Fever Tree tasting evening at The Anchor Inn in Seatown. Not only because the anchor is one of my favourite restaurants but because I love gin and tonic.
We started off the evening with a pink G&T made from the aromatic fever tree tonic water. This mixer was created to enhance juniper-rich and robust gins – a perfect combination for the Plymouth Gin; simply delicious and a great way to get us warmed up for an hour of gin history and tasting!
Fever Tree kicked things off with a quick history of the company and tonic water itself. We also got to try a range of their drinks including the more delicate and floral Mediterranean Tonic Water, refreshing Sicilian Lemon Tonic and the traditional Indian Tonic Water.
Plymouth gin then took over. We got to taste three of their gins: original strength, navy strength and also some of their sloe gin (deliciously paired with the Fever Tree lemon tonic – very refreshing!). For each gin, we were given a brief overview of how the product was developed, with lots of interesting history facts about gin including how it was a staple medicine and source of vitamin C for the scurvy-prone navy soldiers. We were also given two traditional gin cocktails, the Pink Gin and Plymouth Gimlet – they weren’t for the faint hearted!
Overall, it was a superb evening with a good balance between the history and gin and tonic and also information on the botanicals and flavours in the gin. At £10 a ticket, you most definitely got your money’s worth! We would have loved to stay all night (if only it was on a weekend!).
We will certainly be attending more of these tasting evenings in the future!
But one word of advice – I would recommend booking early as there was limited space and these events are very popular.
The Anchor Inn
|Invited by PR company?||No|
|Guest of chef/restaurant/owner?||No|
|Restaurant/outlet knew ahead we were bloggers?||Yes|
|Was the meal complimentary from the restaurant?||Yes|
|Any complimentary items provided by restaurant/outlet?||No|