Top gin brands join Rye News comp


Rye News is delighted to welcome some commercial giants to take part in our annual sloe gin competition this Friday, March 30 at Olde Worlde Wines in Cinque Ports Street from 7:30pm. Reigning sloe gin world champion Mothers Ruin gin is made in East London by owner Becky Griffith who uses a recipe handed down from her mother.  Runner up Anno gin will also be making an appearance. Their distillers use Romney Marsh samphire as an ingredient. The final commercial company to compete will be Demijohn from Scotland who won best artisan sloe gin three years running, 2014-6 in the world championships.
Local gin makers will also be able to taste each others efforts and compare them with the professionals. All entries in this category must be home-made and submitted in a glass container containing at least 100ml.  Containers should be labelled with the entrants name.  All entries will be blind-tasted by the judges. Sloe gin makers can also leave their entries in advance at Olde Worlde Wines ready for for the competition.
This year, a lucky Rye News reader will be among the judges. Answer the questions below and send your entries to the end of March 24. The winner will be selected on March 25. All entrants must be over 18 years old and available for duty from 7:30pm on March 30.

  1. What is the most popular mixer for gin?
  2. Name two styles of gin named after British cities
  3. What did William Hogarth promote as an alternative to gin?


Photo: courtesy Mothers Ruin

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