We had a very exciting delivery to Anno HQ yesterday - Cranberries! And lots of them.
They are going to make 2017's batch of our Seasonal Spiced Cranberry & Gin. This indulgent drink is made with a delicious double infusion of our award winning Kent Dry Gin base, fresh cranberries, and the splendid spiciness of cassia and cloves, which adds an air of aromatics to please multiple senses all at once and leave a mouth-watering long-lasting flavour, that slowly warms you from head to toe.
But before we get this mouth-watering spirit, we must start with the cranberries. They arrive frozen to ensure they're as fresh from the field as possible, before being transferred manually into handmade muslin bags. These bags are popped in a tank and we add our Kent Dry Gin blend and leave them to infuse for a long while. Once the flavours are perfectly blended we add the spices to achieve that magical, Christmassy flavour.
If you (like us!) can't wait until Christmas for a sip of our Cranberry & Gin, we have a few bottles still available to buy in 70cl and 5cl bottles. It is equally tasty drunk neat or with a quality tonic, or why not experiment with adding champagne or sparkling wine for a fun fruity fizz.
We've been busy planning which shows and events we will be popping up at over 2017. Whilst we still have lots to think about, heres a few dates for you to take note of!
15th - 17th April - Broadstairs Spring Food & Wine festival
22nd April - Surrey Food Festival
5th - 7th May - Sevenoaks Food & Drink Festival
12th - 14th May - The Pantiles Food Festival
19th - 21st May - Tenterden Food & Drink Festival
8th - 10th June - Wealden Times Midsummer Fair
2nd July - Doddington Place Food & Craft Fair
21st - 23rd July - Hythe Food & Drink Festival
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Patience enjoyed a starring role this morning in a film about us!
We were delighted to welcome the wonderful Charlotte Wontner and Will Paice in from Hopscotch Studios into Anno HQ to help create a little film about who we are and what we do.
With the talented Sam Davies behind the camera, Norman, Andy and Kim put their usual roles to one side for the morning in favour of a spot of acting. Even Mike and Jemima got involved, writing out scripts and making some (suprise) on screen appearences. Like a good bottle of Anno gin, these things take time to finish so we’ll keep you posted about when you can see the final product.
Patience is expecting her Oscar nomination anyday now . . .
A big Happy New Year to you all!
We hope you toasted 2017 in style, perhaps with a Kentish Twinkle in hand!
Here at Anno, we were kept on our toes over the festive period, appearing at many, many different Christmas shows and markets, including The Wealden Times Midwinter Fair, Leeds Castle and The Spirit of Christmas at London's Olympia. We had a great time and really enjoyed meeting everyone who came to see us..
You might have even heard us, we've recently been featured on BBC Radio Kent, or seen us pop up in Inside Kent magazine or read Kent Life's interview with Kim, our fabulous Sales & Marketing Manager.
But 2017 is here, and so Patience is already busy making lots of lovely Kent Dry, Sloe and Elderflower&Vodka. Her diary is already filling up with guests coming to see her during our Tour and Tutored Tasting evenings. If you haven't booked your tour yet, or have a voucher to redeem then please do get in touch. You can check our latest dates and availability here.
Were very excited to see what 2017 brings!
Stocks of our Limited Edition Christmas Spiced Cranberry Gin are ready to find new homes!!!
Broadstairs Food Fair we have a HUGE treat in store for you this weekend. Andy, ben and Mike are tasting and selling our FIRST RELEASE of this years Cranberry & Gin - or as we like to call it, Christmas in a bottle! You can pick it up in both the 5cL and the larger 70cL. Last year we sold out by December, it was so popular, so pick yours up today - while stocks last!!! #cranberrygin #annodistillers #christmasinabottle#nevertooearlytomentionchristmas
Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards 2016 nominees have been announced and we have been nominated for Drinks Producer of the Year. Up against some tough competition with the fantastic Biddenden Vineyards and Little Stour Orchard also nominated, but with such amazing food and drink being produced in Kent even getting a nomination is a great honour, so we are chuffed! :-)
The awards dinner will take place on Monday 17th October 2016, so we will keep you updated on who wins!
For all the other catagories and nominees check out the Kent Life page.........
This weekend we are at the Canterbury Food and Drink Festival! You'll find us in the Produced in Kent area right by the bandstand. We'll be serving by the bottle and for those out to enjoy what might be one of the last nice weekends of the English Summer -we have cocktails by the glass! Fancy a refreshing Kentish G&T while watching the bands or need a Kentish Twinkle (Anno Elderflower with Processo) to toast to the sunshine come find us!
Can't make it this weekend, how about next weekend? The Broadstairs Food Festival is down by the seafront in Victoria Gardens and we'll be there too!
It's been long awaited by many since the Limited Edition batch of last years Christmas Cranberry Gin sold out way before Christmas, but I am excited to say the wait is almost over!!!
We have been busy in the distillery all this week bottling this years batch ready for release at the beginning of October. As always it is first come first served, so watch for the latest updates!
G&Ts are still in full flow as the sun continues to shine in the lovely county of Kent! This weekend we have two shows on the go to keep you all hydrated. Andy, Mike and Ben will be at the beautiful Leeds Castle just outside Maidstone for the Fantastic British Food Festival and Norman and Jane will be gracing Tunbridge Wells with their presence at the Pantiles Harvest Food Festival. Both stalls will be serving G&Ts and Kentish Twinkles (that's our Elderflower&Vodka with prosecco) as well as offering some great show discounts on bottles. But just in case this isn't enough Custom Drinks are also at the Pantiles with their fantastic VW van making more fantastic Anno cocktails for you to sample!
Missing out on these events? Not to worry we are still planning to be out and about over the rest of September! You'll find us at.........
Canterbury Food & Drink Festival, Dane John Gardens 23-25th Sept
Broadstairs Food & Drink Festival, by the seaside! 30th Sept - 2nd Oct
Plus we will be at more of the Majestic tasting evenings including Alison at Majestic Reading Tuesday 13th and Kim is at Majestic East Grinstead Friday 23rd. Check out their website for details https://www.majestic.co.uk/