Burscough Gin is born!
30th March 2017 is the date when the talented gin lovers of Burscough met to taste, score and choose their very own Burscough Gin.
Rob Baker, hosted the event is the recently refurbished Jack&Gin on the canal. 29 locals attended and tasted 5 gin blends prepared by Damian Bond of the Birkdale Craft Distillery. The competition was incredibly close with 2 blends both scoring 75% of the maximum score. The scoring can be a little technical and several score sheets noted that a blend which scored lower was actually preferred. A second vote was called for to determine which of the 2 leaders was the favourite.
Damian made up the first bottle of Burscough Gin on the premises. The tasting was without ice or garnishes to choose the gin on its purity. Rob worked his culinary magic to decide on the best garnishes that worked with ice and these were strawberries and fresh mint.
The tasters were treated to Buscough Gin & Tonic with ice and garnishes, whilst Damian auctioned the very first bottle. Andrew Barton, of Fat Badger Photography won the auction with an incredibly generous bid of £130. Along with other donations, the evening raised £358.46 for ParkinsonUK, bringing the total to date to £1,013.46.
Rob described the flavours of Burscough Gin as Mediterranean and African and he recommends a garnish of Orange marmalade along with the fresh strawberries and fresh mint.
Burscough Gin is now in stock behind the bar at Jack&Gin – head on over and treat yourselves’ to the newest Gin in the world.
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