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Love tastes like gin this Valentine's Day

Love tastes like gin this Valentine's Day

Published at 11:59am 14th February 2019. (Updated at 12:30pm 14th February 2019)

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One popular gin bar in Skipton are welcoming couples this Valentine's Day as demand for Britain's favourite spirit shows no sign of stopping.

VSQ Gin and More, ran by mother and daughter team Aimee and Lorraine Forshaw, have devised a Valentine's themed 'Cocktail of the Week' for the day of love. 

The bar offer over 350 different varieties of gin, a number that continues to grow, as well as a number of craft beers and cocktails.

VSQ celebrated their third anniversary in December are now accepting bookings for their upstairs area, which can be hired out as a function room for events.

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The private function room at VSQ Gin and More - available for birthdays, weddings and christenings

Why is gin so popular?

Gin has been popular for so long now, but where did all the hype come from?

Changes to laws in 2009 meant distilleries under 1,800 litre capacity would be granted a license, meaning smaller distilleries began cropping up around the country.

With more than 500 varieties in this country alone, the ageless spirit has continued to grow in popularity for the better part of a decade.

Last year there were 419 licensed distilleries in the UK, almost quadrupling the figures from 2009.

VSQ gin and more, generic gins
Popularity for gin has soared since a law change in 2009 allowed smaller distilleries to be granted a license

Ben Groom from Stray FM's Food & Drink show visited VSQ Gin & More in Skipton ahead of the Valentine's Day rush:


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