Sussex Gin Tasting at Pallant of Arundel

Sarah from Blackdown Spirits offering tastings of locally made gin and vermouth at Pallant of Arundel

Sarah from Blackdown Spirits offering tastings of locally made gin and vermouth at Pallant of Arundel

With thanks to Felicity ‘Gin Swigger’ Jones and Nick ‘Shaken Not Stirred’ Jenkins

At last, a Sussex gin has arrived meaning those of us with a weakness for the spirit have a local option. And what a great option it is.

Sarah from Blackdown Spirits (@BDSPIRITS) has created perfect blends of gin and vermouth and she was sharing the results of her handiwork at Pallant of Arundel. Pallant will now be stocking her wares and judging by the sales after tasting they will be flying out of the door.

Her beautiful blends of botanicals are designed to be drunk neat (well with ice cubes just) and for gin nuts like me that’s a real treat. I learned lots about how Sussex Dry Gin involves multiple distillations and the addition of the botanicals afterward. The vermouth can be mixed with gin for a martini or also used alone. The new year will have Rosso and fruit options as well.

Mothers’ ruin?!? Bring it on …



Felicity and Jenkins were at Pallant of Arundel, 17 High St Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AD, Tel: 01903 882288 where orders for Christmas hampers are now being taken!

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