Award-winning gin makers to feature at Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair for first time

Lovers of exotic gin are in for a festive treat next month when they attend the Food & Gift Fair at Lincolnshire Showground.

Award-winning Pin Gin, a boutique London dry gin distilled and bottled in Louth, will be at the event for the first time on December 2 and 3.

The Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair will be open from 9am to 4pm both days and visitors will have access to free parking.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Thought to be the first ever gin to be produced commercially in Lincolnshire, Pin Gin was launched by Louth couple Alan Bottomley and Amy Conyard in March.

Currently producing 200 bottles of gin a week but set to expand, Bottomley Distillers was named producer of the year at the recent Select Lincolnshire Awards 2017.

Amy said: “It’s a great opportunity to get out there and show off our brand. Making sales would be great but it is also about getting brand awareness and branching out to a different audience.”

An example of one of the hampers on offer at the Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair this year

The fair will also have a range of stalls from hamper to curry businesses.

Little Box of Lincolnshire, from Sleaford will also be at the event with locally produced food and drink and will be showcasing three different hamper themes:

  • ‘Boozy yellow belly’
  • ‘Lincolnshire treats’
  • ‘Winter warmer’

CEO of the Lincolnshire Showground Jayne Southall, said: “Being involved in the fair can really help build brand awareness.

“Our visitors enjoy meeting new producers and sampling their products and it’s always good to welcome back exhibitors from previous years. The event is a true celebration of what Lincolnshire has to offer.”

Tickets for the fair can be bought online at £5 each in advance, and are £6 on the gate. Under 16s go free when accompanied by an adult.