Having bought your ticket you arrive at the venue and buy tokens which enable you to try different brands at various bars around the room. There were also some sponsors/exhibitors giving talks (and free samples) and an off licence selling gin and souvenirs ("Life's too short for single gins").
I went with a similarly gin inclined friend and we had huge fun trying different gins and planning our future excursion to Sipsmiths London distillery!
|Tone of the day for public transport|
|Street art caught my eye|
|Start the day with great coffee|
|Gin #1 (Rock Rose)|
|Gin #2 (Batch Premium)|
|Sipsmith's Swan (Graham?)|
|Unusual hygiene notice!|
|Time to shop?|
|Fever-tree tonic (lots of it - Elderflower & Mediterranean are great)|
|So much gin, so little time|
|Gin #3 (Steam Punk)|
|Gin #4 (Elderflower Warner Edwards)|
|Gin #5 (Sipsmith V.J.O.P)|
|Lecture Theatre (really!)|
|Walt behaving himself on the train|
|My gin collection (middle bottle bought yesterday)|
|Tote to bring home swag|
I had a fantastic day out, tried some really great gin (and one that I didn't like so much) and even learned a few things about both gin and tonic.
I'd go again, although possibly be more organised and not go all the way to Milton Keynes!