A quintessentially English tasting: Beckett’s Gin
Neil Beckett of Beckett’s Gin guides a tasting of small batch gins, distilled and bottled in London. Unique in using handpicked English juniper berries, Beckett’s Gin has a rich story of its British provenance and conservation work.
Neil Beckett shares how the artisan spirit Beckett’s Gin was developed using just six complimentary botanicals, including mint grown locally in Kingston-upon-Thames. The British provenance of Beckett’s botanicals is key to its distinct character. Unique in using English juniper berries, Beckett’s are undertaking a long-term project, in conjunction with the National Trust and the Forestry Commission, to help save juniper from local extinction.
At this event you will gain insight from the maker of Beckett’s Gin into the process of gin distilling and infusions, and how best to serve it on summer days. You will also hear about the plight of juniper in England – the core ingredient of all gins – and the ongoing conservation project to preserve it for years to come. Tastings include a classic gin & tonic, Beckett’s limited-edition sloe gin and their signature no. 138 cocktail.
The event will finish with a fun quiz, with a bottle of Beckett’s London Dry Gin for the winner!
● Fully booked
Thursday 10 August 2017
7 — 9pm
The Sir Hugh Casson Room for Friends, the Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly