Being typically British we always have to discuss the weather and today it is absolutely beautiful outside! come join us at the Pantiles Food Festival today until Sunday. Have an Anno G&T as you sample some local delights and walk around the wonderful Tunbridge Wells or come see us in Tenterden at the Wooly Food Festival tomorrow.
It's all go at the Anno Distillery. Andy and Mike are builing a tasting room on the mezzanine floor!
The distillery looked beautiful tonight for the Rix and Kay Solicitors event on the mezzanine with association with The Milk House, Sissinghurst who paired our spirits with some delicious food.
Thanks to Cripps Food Law for holding a great event ar the Old Firestation in Tunbridge tonight, such a great space for a pop up with so much history.
Amazing food and drink by local producers including Turners Cider (our neighbours down the road in Marden), The Bakehouse in Tunbridge with some fabulous pizzas cooked in a brick oven on site and some delicious cakes by Black Rose Bakery.
I have found out tonight that apple and cinnamon sweet pizza goes wonderfully with our Christmas spiced Cranberry Gin! Yum :-)
Our first dip into the export market in Belgium at Tavola with Produced in Kent.
The boys, Peter and Norman look like they are having too much fun!
Last night was the annual Taste of Kent Awards at the Kent Showground in association with Produced in Kent!
Absolutely thrilled to announce we have won Taste of Kent Awards Specialist Drink of the Year with our new Anno 60 Squared Gin! :-) This celebratory edition gin really is meant for a celebration!!! G&Ts at the ready........... Cheers!!!
Huge thank you to Produced in Kent and all the sponsors including Shephard Neame who sponsored the Specialist Drink Award and the lovely guys at Cripps who kept us entertained all evening. We will be bouncing around the distillery with joy for weeks! New award is taking centre stage on the shelf for all to see.
We are having our own little party in the distillery today, Kim our Head of Sales and Marketing is 30!!!
But it's probably you're turn to get the gin in too, Mother's Day is this Sunday, the 6th of March! Get those orders into our webshop today to ensure you get your gifts by the weekend! Mum definitely deserves it! ;-)
The Anno team is expanding - meet Mike, the newest member of the Anno team and our trainee distiller!
Few changes going on in the Anno Distillery - we are now producing so much of our lovely spirits that we are finding it hard to squeeze everything in, but not to fear every bottle is still getting the love and attention it deserves - it's still handcrafted in our beautiful copper-pot still, Patience and we still hand bottle every batch - so far we've just built some shelves upstairs to store it all and we've got Mike working hard already.
The Taste of Kent Awards 2016 are to be awarded in a couple of weeks and we are so excited to announce that we have been told that we are a FINALIST!
I think we can definitely toast a G&T to that.
Fingers and toes crossed for the results!!!