Gin: The History, Production, and Flavour of England’s Quintessential Spirit
Monday 16th May, 2016
Westminster Kingsway College, 76 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PD
Gin has a fascinating history that goes back hundreds of years. Flavoured with botanicals ranging from juniper to citrus fruits and a dazzling range of spices, it is England’s quintessential spirit.
This seminar features speakers from distilleries of contrasting scales, Bombay Sapphire and Jensen’s Gin, who will share their insights into the history of the drink, the evolution of its production methods, and the different techniques through which its flavours can be infused. There will be tasters.
About the speakers:
Renaud de Bosredon has been Bombay Sapphire UK’s Brand Ambassador since 2015. Originally from Perigord in the south west of France where his family make wine at Chateau Belingard, Renaud has worked in a number of high-profile bars within the UK including MASH, Case del Habano, Quo Vadis and the Caprice Holding group.
Hannah Lanfear is the brand ambassador of Jensen’s Gin. Jensen’s makes a finely-balanced gin that honours the forgotten gin recipes from London’s lost distilleries. It is distilled in small batches using only traditional gin botanicals.
Christian Jensen‘s inspiration came from a martini made using vintage gin. His company, Bermondsey Gin Limited, was founded in 2004, and distills gin in the style of these old, family-made London Dry gins.
16th May, 2016Westminster Kingsway College,
76 Vincent Square,