April 2019: Harrogate Tipple
We were joined by Steve from Harrogate Tipple who talked us through the different tipples they have created and their journey so far. Harrogate Tipple began around 2 and a half years ago and have gone from strength to strength with their premium gin already winning a number of awards.
They pride themselves on being local with the water used when making their drinks being 100% Harrogate spring water. Not only that but with the exception of Juniper, all their botanicals come from the local area – either Harlow Carr or Ripley Castle gardens.
The Sweethearts were very excited when Steve brought along lots of tasters for us to try! We tried the award-winning premium gin, gooseberry gin, blueberry gin and their rum.SpiritWe tried it withOpinion of one of our SweetheartsHarrogate Tipple’s serving suggestionPremium gin
(award winning)Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonicSmooth with a kickServe with a curl of cucumberGooseberry ginFever-Tree elderflower tonicFresh, sharp and very more-ishServe with a curl of pearBlueberry ginFever-Tree light tonicBlue and strongServe with a sprig of thyme and some sugar syrupRumStraightDelicious!Drink straight or for a warming treat add to hot chocolate or black coffee
With an overwhelming majority the premium gin won the Sweethearts’ vote as our favourite but they were all amazing!
It is a very exciting time for Harrogate Tipple as they have opened their first shop in Ripley where you will find all of their drinks as well as a number of gift items such as gin or rum scented candles. They are currently working on a botanical vodka as well as brewery tours and a unique gin school. You can find out more on their website.
We all had a fantastic evening, full of giggles, boozing, tea and cake. Thanks Steve!
See you next month x