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Win Gin.

And not just any gin. This is award winning, loved-into-being, born-of-Norwich gin. More importantly, it's damned good gin.

In partnership with Bullards Gin, we've got a set of three bottles to give away, to celebrate a big moment in the distillers' history: not only have Bullards gone and got a whole new look AND launched a new gin, but they're also crowdfunding  to expand into the incredible Crystal House, just next door to Norwich Castle. It's a big time for the company, who have only gone from strength to strength since they first begun in 2015.

So what can you win?

Bullards Gin - Credit Heist Films
Bullards Gin - Credit Heist Films

Introducing Old Tom....

Bullards’ latest product, Old Tom gin (42.5% ABV) is a contemporary take on an 18th century classic (the earliest documented recipe dates back to 1701). Combining the soft sweetness of mango and Norfolk honey with a hint of spice from cassia bark and pink pepper, Old Tom is the ideal base for your festive drinks this season. 

In the interest of fair reporting, we did try some of this, and it was beautiful. Really warming, spicy, and perfect for winter evenings. Even if you're not a gin fan, I think this could convert you; it's super smooth and ideal with Elderflower tonic if straight-up G&T isn't your bag. 

And Friends...

Also on offer is Bullards' London Dry (42.5% ABV) and Strawberry and Black Pepper  (40% ABV). The London Dry is crisp, and balanced, distilled with 9 secret botanicals. It's so good, last year it won 'Best London Dry Gin in The World'; quite an accolade. The Strawberry and Black Pepper, meanwhile is fruity as expected, but pleasantly dry and balanced with a subtle kick of black pepper. 

Somebody is going to be a very lucky winner. 

Enter now. 

Closing date: 7th December. 

Become a Ginvestor 

The company is currently seeking ‘ginvestors’ for the redevelopment of Grade II listed Victorian Crystal House in Norwich, where it hopes to install a new 600 litre still to quadruple capacity and create new products, as well as develop a destination for gin-lovers offering tasting tours, make-your-own experiences and a ‘ginstronomy’ bar and restaurant pairing fantastic food with innovative mixology.
There are some FANTASTIC rewards up for grabs, and it's a great time to get involved as you could pick up some seriously smart Christmas presents via this crowdfunder. More importantly, you'll help secure the future not only of one of the city's most special buildings, but also of a local company that has soul and craftsmanship at its heart. 

Get your reward here.