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/
Last year Norman took Anno Kent Dry Gin above the clouds to the wonderous Inca citidel of Machu Picchu, Peru. This summer Kim has treated Anno 60 Squared Gin to the marvel that is the Taj Mahal, India!!!
Did you know that Oysters and gin is a classic pairing?!
We have taken our gins to the Whitstable Oyster Festival this weekend as part of the Harbour Food Fair. There will be loads to see and do and lots of live music, so pop by to either the Anno Tent or the Custom Drink VW Van for an Anno cocktail or two!
We're here again! Still today and tomorrow to visit the Kent County Show at the Detling Showground, nr Maidstone. Loads going on and fun for all the family, a showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life, bringing together the very best of Kent with animal parades, food & drink and lots of excitement including spitfires and the red arrows darting through the skies above us. It's a great place to see what The Garden of England has to offer, plus this year all the sport is on the big screen, so you can even watch Wimbledon and the British Grand Prix with a G&T in hand whilst relaxing on the grass - couldn't be more perfect.
As usual we'll be at both end of the showground serving by the glass and by the bottle. Find us in the Biddenden Wine and Cheese tent near the main entrance and in the Produced in Kent area by the parade ring.
How does a VW camper van, turned into a bar, selling Anno Cocktails sound???? Well it exists!!!
We've teamed up with the guys at Custom Drinks to bring you some amazing cocktails all with an Anno spirit base!
This weekend they are at the Leeds Castle Classical Concert, doing what they do best........ Mixing the Spirit of Alchemy!!
And if this wasn't awesome enough, you can actually hire their services complete with Anno behind the bar for your event. All the details are on their website..........
It's officially the best of the year......... Of course it's WORLD GIN DAY!
Evryone grab a glass and cheers to all - whether it's a classic G&T, a negroni, martini, tom collins or straight up we salute you for drinking gin on this wonderous day! Enjoy!
It's a Bank Holiday Weekend, it's sunny and you should join us down by Chatham Maritime for a G&T and some dragon boat racing! We will be at the Chatham Maritime Food and Drink Festival until Monday where you can sample some of the best local food and drink Kent has to offer, listen to live bands and watch the boats.
If you can't make it this weekend we will be at the......
Wealden Times Summer Fair 9-11th June in Hole Park, Rolvenden
Biddenden Taste the Best of Produced in Kent 12th June at Biddenden Vineyards
Festival of Fine Food 19th June, Valence School
Kent Game and Country Fair 25-26th June in Hole Park, Rolvenden
Macknade Store Tasting 25th June, Faversham
Stilebridge Gin Event 25th June, Nr Marden (Advance tickets only)
Broughton Monchelsea Village Fair 2nd July, Near Linton
Doddington Fair 3rd July
Kent County Show, 8-10th July, Kent Showground, Maidstone
Whitstable Oyster Festival 23-24th July, Whitstable
And don't forget WORLD GIN DAY on June 11th!