POPULAR and emerging gin distilleries will get a chance to showcase their products at a special event

A month-long showcase at the contemporary Inn on the Square in Keswick will include talks, Q&A sessions and free gin.

Director, Dani Hope, runs the business with her parents Charles and Kit Graves.

She said: “There are so many fantastic independent gin distilleries in Cumbria and we wanted to give some of them the opportunity to showcase their products and also to spend some time explaining a little about their story and journey.

“We’re very much looking forward to sampling some fantastic gins and to meeting the people behind the businesses in a relaxed setting.”

Three Cumbrian distilleries have been lined up to appear at the showcases.

On January 13, Wolftown Gin, based in Ulverston, south Cumbria, will be in the spotlight.

The distillery has two signature gins; the multi-award winning Wolftown Original and the more recently released Wolftown Citrus.

John McKeown, who founded the business in 2018, said: “We have picked up a number of awards for our Wolftown Original including a gold medal in a blind tasting competition run by the two largest beverage publishers in the world and most recently a gold medal in the Europe Wine and Spirits Trophy.

“We hope that some of that success rubs off on our latest release, Wolftown Citrus Gin and we can’t wait to meet people later this month to tell them more about our brand.”

On Thursday, January 20, another south Cumbria-based distillery will take centre stage when Shed One Gin heads the showcase.

The trio of distilleries is rounded off on Thursday, January 27 by the longest-established of the three, Keswick based Bedrock Gin, which after 13 years of trading has developed an enviable selection of gins with Vince Wilkins at the helm.

The gin showcases will be hosted by deputy general manager at Inn on the Square, Dale Pitchers.

He said: “All three of the gins in this month’s showcase come from fantastic businesses with great stories to tell and we’re very much looking forward to hearing them as we enjoy samples of their fantastic produce.”

Showcase evenings begin at 6pm.

For more information, contact 017687 73333.