Having had such a fantastic time last year and our Lancashire gins being so well received by all, we were thrilled to be heading back down to Oxford in the glorious sunshine.
Day 1 being, ‘set up day’ we set off in the early hours of Wednesday 14th September, loaded to the rafters with everything from our award-winning gins to decoration Ivy from the farm. After a very smooth journey down the M6 we were soon in the Oxfordshire countryside and on the familiar grounds of the very stunning Blenheim Palace… time to set up!
The shopping village was a hive of activity as we set to making our foxy stand ready to showcase our lovingly crafted gins over the next four days. One thing we always love about Blenheim is that fellow businesses are always happy to help you when needed, this year in the shape of wire cutters!
As the show kicked off on the Thursday, we were soon into the swing of sampling and talking to a wealth of fellow gin lovers. We really do meet some lovely people and the best of all are our returning customers from last year’s event.
Being in a time of national mourning, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, this was marked each day with a 2-minute silence, the crowds would stop and silence fell, a very fitting tribute to our equine loving Monarch.
On Day three we were delighted to have been chosen for an interview with the Jockey Club TV, where Lizzie has the opportunity to talk about our Lancashire made, farm to glass gins, and of course we couldn’t let the reporters leave without having a sample or two!
As the show came to a close on the Sunday, we were thrilled to have met so many new & old customers, we are always so thankful for every person that visits our stand and once again having the opportunity to tell the story of our farm distillery and our passion for crafting gin.
Until next year…….