Charity Gin Tasting

Persie Distillery is back as Official Drinks Sponsor at Blair Horse Trials 2021! To raise funds for the event’s nominated charity, Sandpiper Trust, we are hosting a gin tasting on Friday 27 August in the VIP/Hospitality Marquee.
Each ticket includes 3 x 50ml miniatures of Persie Gins (or Vodka) of your choice and is perfect as a flight of 3 x 25ml measures for two people.
Choose your favourite three gins from our varied range of citrus, herbaceous, Old Tom, traditional, spicy and liqueur. Or try our smooth-as-silk vodka! Then select matching mixers to suit your palate – we think between three and six mixers is about right for two people, depending on how long or short you like your drinks to be.
The Distillery Originals range includes:
Zesty Citrus Gin – packed full of the fresh zest of limes and oranges. Pair with classic tonic, elderflower tonic, premium lemonade or rose lemonade.
Herby & Aromatic Gin – a savoury, earthy gin with rosemary, basil and olives. Pair with light tonic, hibiscus tonic or Mediterranean tonic.
Sweet & Nutty Old Tom Gin – hints of vanilla with a burst of root ginger. Pair with tonic or ginger ale.
The Charity Dog Gins range, created to raise money for PADS dog rescue, includes:
Labrador Gin – a traditional London Dry gin, mellow and warming. Pair with classic tonic or lemonade.
Spaniel Gin – a wild and spicy gin with mace blades and cinnamon. Pair with tonic, pink peppercorn tonic, lemonade, ginger ale or tomato juice.
Dachshund Gin Liqueur – a sharp but sweet lime gin liqueur. Pair with soda or lemonade, or have it on the rocks.
Or mix it up with our Charity Vodka, created to raise money for cat rescue services at Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home.
Pusscat Vodka – an exceptionally smooth, high strength, unflavoured vodka. Pair with tonic, lemonade or cola, or be a purist and have it on the rocks.

There are two sittings on Friday 27 August in the Sponsors’ Marquee:
6.00pm to 7.15pm
7.30pm to 8.45pm
When you arrive at the appointed time, you will be greeted by a member of the Persie team who will guide you through the gins – or vodka! – you have chosen and provide you with tasting notes and garnish. The tasting will take you on a tour of three different segments of the gin flavour wheel, helping you to understand the botanicals in the distillation process, how that results in the nose and flavour composition, and which gin appeals most to your palate. The choice of mixers and garnish are designed to help you understand the complementary nature of the signature serve. All you need to do is kick back, pour and enjoy! Click to book on the Persie website below: