From Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd February, Rockliffe Hall is hosting its first Artisan Food Fair to launch its eight-day Festival of Food. Taking place from 10am to 4pm each day, the Artisan Food Fair is FREE to attend as makes the perfect day out for food and drink lovers – with stalls of artisan produce, street food, spirit schools and live chef demonstrations.
Here are four local gin-tastic spirit companies who will be at the event (and also at Gin School):
The Little Quaker Distillery
Based in Darlington, The Little Quaker Distillery, couldn’t be much more local to Rockliffe Hall if they tried! With each batch being made in small volumes following traditional stilling techniques with the latest distilling equipment each batch has an individual feel.
Brought to you by television forager and chef Valentine Warner, Hepple is a truly northern gin. Named after the place in Northumberland where it’s made. Hepple Gin uses an innovative three-level process for extracting botanical flavours. The heavier ones are distilled with the grain, lighter examples are vacuum distilled, and juniper flavour is extracted using carbon dioxide.
Founded in 2014 Durham Distillery was launched by Jon Chadwick in his hometown of Durham. As the North-East’s first distillery they began producing the signature, Durham Gin. Since then the distillery has diversified into creating gin liqueurs, vodka and will soon be the first in the North East to produce single malt whisky.
Husband and wife team Steve and Sally Green both left their jobs in the media industry behind to set up Harrogate Tipple, which includes their premium Harrogate Gin and Harrogate Rum, as well as a gooseberry gin, blueberry gin and gin and rum candles.