Thanksgiving Corporate Gin Tasting

Venue: Fetcham Park, Surrey | Client: ExxonMobil | Guests: 85 guests

Event: Pre-dinner Thanksgiving Gin Tasting Session

A welcome cocktail was served to all 85 international guests, prior to being seated in the formal dining room.

We then presented a brief overview of gin, tonic and the tasting experience before the group sampled a tasting sequence of 4 artisan gins; locally themed, as per the client brief.

The sequence included the fantastic small batch Gutsy Monkey Gin, created down the road from Fetcham Park in Dorking by two gin loving ladies (much like ourselves!!!). This gin is rich and aromatic, distilled in a traditional copper pot still, using fresh lime zest, thyme and ginger as well as an amazing dried allspice from Jamaica. As per their recommendation, we garnish Gutsy Monkey with a twist of lime, a spanked sage leaf and a slice of red pepper…

Guests also took part in a blind tonic taste test as part of the session, consisting of Schweppes, Fever Tree and Supermarket Own Brand. Schweppes was the clear winner! Perhaps people love the traditional Schweppes-tonic taste when not being influenced by beautiful branding and the lure natural ingredients?

Following the tasting sequence guests had the opportunity to choose their favourite gin from the tasting sequence, to enjoy as a full G&T in a copa glass, with plenty of ice, premium tonic and complementary garnish. The perfect pre-dinner beverage, whilst chatting with fellow colleagues and customers.

All glassware/equipment required for the tasting experience was provided by The Little Gin Company.


The Feedback:

Our customers had a very entertaining and informative time at the gin tasting event you hosted. The whole session went very smoothly and to time which was appreciated by all.  We were very impressed how you held the attention of so many people from very diverse backgrounds.  Clearly there was a lot of up front preparation and thinking to make the day work and the gins all had some connection to the area of the event.  The feedback we received was all positive.  I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.

Roger – ExxonMobil


For more information on our corporate gin tasting service please email or call Nicola on 07901 003 849