Ginuary is here and the gin category just keeps booming. With so many weird and wonderful flavours available it is no surprise that the list of garnishes is increasing too. Obviously we all know Anno Kent Dry Gin is best garnished with samphire and lime, but what about those other gins like City of London, Blackdown and Elephant Gin……… grapefruit, rhubarb or apple anyone?
Check out the Craft Gin Clubs Garnish Guide at http://www.craftginclub.co.uk/the-gin-distillers-garnish-guide #anno
2014 is almost over! Hope that is has been as fantastic a year for you as it has been for us. Thanks for all the support and purchases. Let’s celebrate with an Anno Elderflower and English sparkling wine (or Prosecco) and hope that 2015 is as good! Cheers!
Hope everyone is having a fantastic Christmas and is full to the brim with some wonderful Christmas delights. Welcome to the World of Anno for all of those discovering us for the first time, after Santa was very nice this year and gave you gin in your stocking!
Christmas is almost here! Only a few days left to order your stocks of Anno for the Christmas period from our website.
Check out the lovely Anno Christmas Hampers by our stockists. The ones below are by Frankie’s Farm Shop, Staplehurst and by Heath Stores in Horsmonden
And the awards just keep coming......... :-)
The Guild of Fine Foods have awarded Anno Kent Dry Gin a Great Taste Award with Two Gold Stars!!! The judges also gave us some excellent feedback comments, including-"A wonderful botanical nose. A broad spectrum of aromatics on the palate, beautifully rounded with great length. Very skillfully constructed: one to sip neat, even. Intriguing, clever and works very well indeed."
Anno Distillers are highly excited to disclose they have won the Silver award at the IWSC (International World Spirits Competition).
Kim comments 'to be ranked one of the highest spirits in the World in 2014, when gin is so on trend at the moment is an amazing achievement that we are very proud to receive'.
Andy and Norman attended the spirits results and award winning tasting night, hosted by the Worshipful Company of Distillers, last night in the Vintners’ Hall, London.
Andy was honoured to attend the relaunch event of Edmondson Interiors, from its previous name of Bespoke Interiors where he served up Anno G&T's to help celebrate the evening in style. Edmondson Interiors make stunning, custom interiors throughout the home and are also based in Kent, The Garden of England. Frankies Farm Shop supplied a wonderful buffet of food and Anno Gin miniatures were also included in the fantastic gift bags along with Fever Tree Tonic, limes, a beautifully carved chopping board from a selection of English wood and mini tapas bowls from the White Company. All in all, a very successful launch and we wish them every success in the future too.
As huge Master Chef fan's, we were thrilled to welcome Saira Hamilton from the BBC 2013 Masterchef series into the Anno Distillery today. The Anno team first met Saira at the Foodies Festival in Brighton where she sampled and brought a bottle of Anno Gin, commenting on the smoothness and depth of flavour the gin brought to the palate, which intrigued her to know more - leading to the distillery visit. It was an absolute pleasure to have her in the distillery and the best way we can think to describe her is a little ray of sunshine.
It’s been years since I’ve attended the Kent County Show (last time I was here I was still at school getting some extra cash working at the Jolly Farmer Restaurant and Bar), and it looks like I’ve been missing out. The whole weekend was packed with people watching the amazing red arrows cover the sky with beautiful lines of smoke during their spectacular display of stunts and it was shopping heaven for many customers- the Produced in Kent area being one of the most popular, showcasing specialist and local products from across the Kent area from small artisan producers. The sun held out for most of the weekend and we kept everyone’s thirst at bay with G&Ts made with Anno Kent Dry Gin, Fever Tree Tonic and of course garnished with that all important samphire!
Anno Kent Dry Gin was recommended and has been titled as ‘Bestseller’ by BBC Good Food Show Magazine!