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Booths in Ripon host gin tasting event

Booths in Ripon host gin tasting event

Published at 1:56pm 3rd September 2019.

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Booths welcomed Masons Yorkshire Gin to their Ripon store for a Gin Tasting Event featuring a selection of the distillery's finest.

  • Booths hosted Masons Yorkshire Gin for a gin tasting event, showcasing 11 different gins including local flavours and gin cocktails.
  • The 3 hour session includes information and history about Masons, an introduction to each flavour of gin and nibbles to enjoy with each glass. 
  • Tasting events are a regular occurrence at Booths, who also host wine tasting throughout the year.

Forty people attended Booths' gin tasting event that featured 11 different gins from local distillery Masons Yorkshire Gin, held in the cafe at their Ripon store.

Customers were treated to a welcome drink followed by a brief presentation from the company about their history and the gins on offer as they enjoyed a variety of different flavours and nibbles in a relaxed setting.

The gins on offer included local and non-local varieties, with flavours such as Yorkshire tea, Lavender and Peppered Pear.

Booths gin tasting event
Customers were treated to an informative session with Masons Yorkshire Gin, who introduced different flavours and gave a brief history of the company.

The 3 hour session is intended to be a relaxed atmosphere that allows customers to mix with each other, whether they're seasoned gin fans or are trying it for the first time.

"Our customers know from our wine tastings that we have a very relaxed style - it's just about having a fun evening, nothing pompous or pontificating, we're just here to have a good time with everybody!"

Steve, Tasting Team at Booths Ripon

Anna and Emily are regular attendees of Booths' tasting events, having been to their wine tasting before. Anna would recommend them to anyone who is yet to go along:

"It's great value for money and you learn something new every time you come along. It's just so much fun, the guys are brilliant."

Emily added:

"You try things that you wouldn't necessarily try. I don't really like white wine but came to the white wine tasting and liked two out of three of them, and the cheeses they put with them."

Masons Yorkshire Gin

Masons was Yorkshire's first gin distillery and was launched on World Gin Day in 2013.

The company was created by Karl and Cathy Mason, a couple of gin enthusiasts with no prior knowledge of the industry intent on producing a unique gin.

Having originally launched with 'Masons Original Gin', the distillery expanded their range of flavours to include Lavender and Tea editions (using Yorkshire Tea!).

Masons Gin at Booths
Masons Yorkshire Gin provided 11 different flavours for Booths' Gin Tasting Event, including Yorkshire Tea and Lavender.

Ben Groom from Stray Lifestyle went along to the gin tasting event at Booths Ripon to sample the best of Masons Yorkshire Gin:

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