The team behind Gin Live London are thrilled to announce that the event will be returning to the capital for an in-person show in 2022.
In 2019, the inaugural Gin Live London was held in tandem with its big sister event, Whisky Live London, and proved a huge hit with gin producers and gin drinkers alike. Unfortunately, the 2020 and 2021 Gin Live shows were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic (although the event did go online for Gin Live At Home in 2020).
Now, finally, Gin Live’s organisers have confirmed that the show is coming back to the stunning surroundings of the Honourable Artillery Company for its second in-person event, on Saturday, 21 May 2022. The Gin Live marquee will be set in front of the historic 18th-century mansion and within a six-acre garden, providing a truly memorable backdrop for this gin experience.
Producers from all four corners of the globe will gather to showcase their rare and unique gins, as well as mainstream brands which will be familiar to gin lovers from the shelves of their local spirits retailer. More than 60 gins from across the world will be available to try at the event – some of the exhibiting brands are profiled in these pages, with a full list to be revealed closer to the time.
Gin Live London tickets will include full entry to the event, unlimited complementary gin pourings, and a Gin Live Glencairn tasting glass. Tickets can also be upgraded to include a two-course meal and access to sister show Whisky Live, which is also being held that weekend at the same venue.
Whether you are new to the world of gin or an avid enthusiast, this is one tasting event not to be missed.
To find out more and purchase tickets to the event (prices from £30 + booking fee), go to ginlivelondon.eventbrite.co.uk (ticketholders must be aged 18 or over).
A global cast
More than 60 gins will be available for Gin Live London guests to sample at this year’s event. Among them are:
A contemporary Californian gin inspired by the vibrancy of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, Spain. The brand’s founder, Chris Klug, had studied viticulture, brewing and distillation before he travelled to Barcelona in 2017 and began studying gin making.
Produced by Tobermory Distillery on the Isle of Mull to embody its Hebridean homeland. Dating back to the 1790s, the distillery produces whisky and gin under the watchful eye of award-winning master blender Julieann Fernandez.
Distilled in Sri Lanka to a secret family recipe handed down over four generations. Founded in 1924 as an arrack producer, the Rockland distillery now has two gin brands: Rockland
The original grape-based gin, launched in 2006 by Gin Magazine Hall of Fame inductee Jean-Sébastien Robicquet. The G’Vine gin range, including Floraison, Nouaison and June by G’Vine, is produced by French spirits company Maison Villevert.
Demonstrating gin-making expertise and heritage in the heart of London. The Hayman’s name has been synonymous with gin in England for more than 150 years, and the generation now at the helm is combining traditional family recipes with modern innovations.
A small but mighty Slovenian distillery producing a range of internationally commended gins, including its London Dry, Navy Strength, and Old Tom (twice named World’s Best Old Tom at the World Gin Awards).
From a picturesque but highly innovative English spirits maker. Cotswolds Distillery showcases the best of classic styles and modern techniques through its range of gins, from Cotswolds Dry Gin to the Wildflower series and its Dry Gin Essence.
Hills & Harbour Gin
A thoroughly Scottish spirit made with locally foraged botanicals. Its producer, Crafty Distillery, is one of few gin distillers in the United Kingdom to produce its own base spirit, which is made using locally grown wheat.
Pink Pepper Gin
The flagship gin from Audemus Spirits, named Craft Producer of the Year in the Icons of Gin 2020. The Cognac-based distillery makes a range of small-batch vacuum-distilled spirits, including Pink Pepper and Umami Gins.
A small-batch gin distilled to showcase the spirit of its biodiverse home: the Amazon. Canaïma is created with botanicals sourced sustainably from the rainforest, including açaí berries, uva de palma and túpiro.
A distiller honouring artisinal production methods. Its range of gins, including London Dry and Oriental Spiced, is made on open flame-heated copper pot stills.