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International Intern - 30/05/2014

For one week only, the Anno Team has been International. Marieke has joined us from the Netherlands - supposedly to improve her English, but her English is already pretty perfect- we think she just wanted to come to this magical place where Anno Gin is created.

As most of us know, gin is often credited with coming from Holland, where the similar juniper spirit 'genever' was produced, which inspired Dutch courage (if you don’t know this then read our history pages), so this was nothing new to Marieke. She’s been a great help around the distillery and we are sorry to see her leave, but wish her all the best back in Holland.

Marden Business Forum Tour - 09/05/2014

Marden is a small, picturesque village in the middle of the Kentish Countryside, but somehow it has a wealth of businesses, including Hush Heath winery, Turners Cider, Tomkinson, Claygate, English National Opera and Ballet Staging Warehouse and of course the Kent Air Ambulance!

Last night we opened the distillery to the Marden Business Forum to get to know all of our lovely neighbours and what a pleasurable evening it turned out to be. We love our location and it was fantastic to meet all the friendly people that work here too.

Marden Business Forum Tour - 09/05/2014

Marden is a small, picturesque village in the middle of the Kentish Countryside, but somehow it has a wealth of businesses, including Hush Heath winery, Turners Cider, Tomkinson, Claygate, English National Opera and Ballet Staging Warehouse and of course the Kent Air Ambulance!

Last night we opened the distillery to the Marden Business Forum to get to know all of our lovely neighbours and what a pleasurable evening it turned out to be. We love our location and it was fantastic to meet all the friendly people that work here too.

BBC Good Food Show Champions! - 06/05/2014

Anno Distillers Ltd have become a BBC Good Food Champion and look forward to taking part in some of the BBC Good Food Shows this year, including:

BBC Good Food Show Summer – 12th-15th June. NEC, Birmingham

BBC Good Food Show London- 14th-16th November. Olympia, London

BBC Good Food Show Winter- 27th-30th November. NEC, Birmingham

Guess Who We Met... - 01/05/2014

You guessed it – Olympics Double Gold Medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes was at the West Kent B2B in Tonbridge.

Up and Coming Events - 24/04/2014

The Anno team are very busy over the next few weeks, out and about - come see us at:
26/04 – Macknade Fine Foods Tasting, Faversham
30/04 – West Kent B2B Event, Tonbridge
03/05-05/05 - Brighton Foodies Festival, Brighton and Hove Lawns on the Seafront
14/05-17/05 – Spirit of Summer, Olympia - London

Broadstairs Food Festival - 22/04/2014

The 2014 show season has started! This weekend we headed over to the most easterly point of Kent, to the Broadstairs Spring Food Festival in Pierremont Park. The weather was a bit of a hit and miss with some heavy rain, but people weren’t put off by the English weather, travelling from far and wide to visit. Lucky for us, we were inside the play school hiding from the weather. However, this did mean a few people didn’t see us- sorry to those that missed us, but don’t forget The Bottleneck on Charlotte Street, Broadstairs stock us too!

First Anno Distillery Tour - 17/02/2014

Finally after a busy Christmas we have been able to get back to some state of normality and welcome our first guests into the distillery. Bearsted Round Table were the lucky ones, taking part in Anno’s first distillery tour and tasting. I can definitely report that it was a brilliant success with lots of happy faces, merry laughter after tasting a variety of gins and even more bottles to take home with them. More tour dates and information are to appear on the website next week, so we hope to see you all soon!

Pilot Inn’s Sloe Gin Competition - 31/01/2014

Andy and Kim had been handed the challenging task of judging the Sloe Gin Competition of the Pilot Inn, Dungeness. Admittedly the weather could have been better as we drove in the torrential rain out to the east coast of Kent, but when we opened the inn door to be greeted by sounds of laugher and smells of delicious fish and chips emanating from the kitchen, it was a journey worth making! Over twenty sloe gins had been entered into the competition, with different degrees of success (one even dying our lips bright red due to the food colouring!). Winners were announced with increased celebrations as we got to 1st place, much Anno Kent Dry Gin was consumed and Kim was even lucky enough to munch her way through some fish and chips!

We're back! - 06/01/2014

The Anno Team are now back in the distillery and all orders from the past week are being processed today and may even be with you tomorrow! Enjoy!

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