***#GINSTOCK 2014 IS SOLD OUT***
EIGHT GREAT GINS, EIGHT GREAT BARS, ONE GREAT DAY
#Ginstock 2014 will take place on Saturday 29 November at a brand new venue in Bermondsey between noon and 5pm.
We've got a world-class line-up of some of London's best bars and bartenders, mixing brilliant drinks with their favourite gins. We need a 500-strong crowd of gin-lovers to drink them all and decide which is best.
We're also gathering together some of our favourite street food traders for an afternoon feast (#GinPicnic) including B.O.B.'s Lobster, En Brochette and Yum Bun. Plus there will be jazz, craft beer, bunting, more cocktails and a few juniper-fuelled surprises.
The tickets for our postponed summer event sold out in 14 minutes. We've got a bit more space in Bermondsey and 150 more tickets, so you'll need to be quick when they go on sale at noon on Tuesday 18 November. Keep an eye on our Twitter for the link.
Last year's event was a sell-out success and a very special day. Here's how it went down:
Here are your EIGHT competition teams:
Ginstock tasting begins at noon and ends at 5pm when voting closes - eating, meeting and tweeting continues while we count the votes. At 6pm the winners will lift Juniper Cup and pocket the £2,000 cash prize.
That's it. Get your tickets and help us write the next chapter of London gin history.
Photo credit: Kate Beard
Tweat Up is a regular meet up of people on Twitter; eating and drinking involved.
Our first Tweat Up was in 2010 with Lucky Chip in E8. Since then, we've held events with Pitt Cue, Big Apple Hot dogs, under bridges and in tramsheds, in parks and on rooftops. We held the first UK Chilli Stand Off in Shoreditch in October 2011 (and in Hackney in November 2012) and have organised events like Ribstock, Fifteen Street, Ginstock and Rumstock in Soho and Hoxton since.
So far no deaths or arrests.