If you’ve still got presents to buy for your loved ones or you need choosing something special for your Christmas feast or even if you just fancy treating yourself to a nice bottle of something warming to keep the winter chills out then a visit to the Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair is just what you need to make your festive season complete.
We had the chance to go to the launch event last night and what a fantastic event it was, with everything you could possibly need to make your Christmas perfect, much of it from local artisan producers and craftspeople.
Our favourites included Mablethorpe’s very own Dam Raider Gin, (and local rival Louth based Pin Gin too) but the stalls were packed with cheeses and chutneys, pies and sausages, as well as a huge variety of gift ideas including superb decorations, clothing and hampers.
The Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair is open from 9am to 4pm on 2nd and 3rd December 2017 at the Lincolnshire Showground and visitors will have access to free parking. Tickets for the fair can be bought online or over the phone at £5 each in advance, and are £6 on the gate. Under 16s go free when accompanied by an adult.
Lovers of exotic gin are in for a festive treat when they attend Lincolnshire Showground’s popular Food & Gift Fair on December 2nd and 3rd 2017.
Award winning Pin Gin – a boutique London dry gin lovingly distilled and bottled in Louth – will be at the event for the first time, with visitors invited to try a small taster.
Thought to be the first ever gin to be produced commercially in Lincolnshire, Pin Gin was launched by Louth couple Alan Bottomley and Amy Conyard in March. Designed to capture the sights, tastes and smells of the local countryside, their recipe incorporates rose and lavender notes, hints of cucumber, black pepper and citrus, finishing off with liquorice, almonds and cinnamon.
Alan and Amy, who run their business as Bottomley Distillers, are excited to be exhibiting at the fair and are keen to teach people about their gin.
Amy said: “It’s a great opportunity to get out there and show off our brand. Making sales would be great but it is also about getting brand awareness and branching out to a different audience.”
Pin Gin takes its name from “pin”, as in pine needles, as Alan originally intended to sell Christmas trees as well. Currently producing 200 bottles of gin a week but set to expand, Bottomley Distillers was named producer of the year at the recent Select Lincolnshire Awards 2017 so make sure you stop by their display at the show and get a taste of some quality local spirits.