Warner’s, the UK's leading super-premium craft gin, is bringing a touch of its Northamptonshire farm home to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 and will host a number of exciting gin experiences at the prestigious event in south west London.
Now in their third year of showcasing, and off the back of winning a Silver medal in 2018, Warner's is presenting a Show Garden on the esteemed Main Avenue. Partnering with award-winning garden designer, Helen Elks-Smith, the Warner's Distillery Garden has drawn inspiration from the natural environment at Falls Farm in Northamptonshire. Said to be built 'on rock and water', the naturally occurring springs and aquifers of Falls Farm inspired a playful and imaginative water feature, that appears and disappears throughout the garden.
Founded by Tom Warner and Tina Warner-Keogh in 2012 with the aim of saving the world from mediocre gin, Warner’s gins are hand crafted on the family-owned Falls Farm. Drawing water from their spring, growing seasonal botanicals, and collecting fresh honey from their farm’s beehives – Warner’s is a truly farm-grown ‘graft’ gin.
Within the show grounds, ticket-holders can make their way to the Warner's Gin Barn. A relaxed, herbaceous bar area that is the embodiment of the Warner’s brand and their 200 year barn that is home to 'Curiosity' - the copper still that makes all Warner's gin. At Warner's Gin Barn, mixologists will be serving refreshing G&T's and cocktails using the seven gin flavour variants; Harrington Dry, Sloe, Rhubarb, Elderflower, Lemon Balm, Honeybee and Raspberry.
The Gin Barn will also feature a flourishing living wall and large borders of growing botanicals, such as Coriander, Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Thyme and Mint.
Here show goers can experience some of Warner's farm grown gin botanicals growing on mass. Everyday during the show botanicals will be harvested fresh in preparation for the live gin distillation in the Jardin Blanc, a secret garden hospitality restaurant curated by Michelin starred chef, Raymond Blanc OBE.
The Warner's bespoke copper still, Satisfaction, will be hard at work all week with the expert team from Falls Farm distilling Warner's Lemon Balm Gin with fresh, hand-picked botanicals from the Gin Barn garden. * Live Masterclasses will take place daily throughout the week consisting of 2 x Distillation Masterclasses and 2 x Cocktail Masterclasses.
‘The Chelsea Late’ evening on Friday 24th May, will mean those entering the showground from 5.30pm onwards can explore the Ranelagh Gardens in a magical twilight setting. The Warner’s team will be hosting ‘The Ultimate Cocktail Masterclass’, where ticket holders will have the chance to meet the mixologists, and sip some of the refreshing Warner’s cocktails whilst the sun goes down.
For those who plan to enjoy the show from home, or simply sit out and appreciate their own garden ahead of the Bank Holiday, Warner's has listed everything you need to recreate them.
A floral twist on a classic mojito. Warner's Elderflower Gin stirred with a splash of apple juice, lemon and sugar syrup. Topped with soda and garnished with freshly picked mint and strawberries.
- Warner’s Elderflower Gin 50ml
- Cloudy Apple Juice 50ml
- Fresh Lemon Juice 20ml
- Sugar Syrup 10ml
- Strawberries and mint
Garnish: A spring of mint
Method: Clap the mint in your hands to release essential oils and place into glass along with chopped strawberries. Add the ice along with the Elderflower Gin, apple juice, sugar syrup and lemon juice then mix well using a bar spoon. Make sure the glass is filled with ice then top up with soda and stir gently. Garnish with a sprig of Mint.
Something sweet and sour to savour. Warner's Rhubarb Gin with this season's raspberries, smashed with lime, sugar syrup and a soda finish.
- Warner’s Rhubarb Gin 50ml
- Sugar Syrup 10ml
- Lime 15ml
- Raspberries and lime
Garnish: Lime wheel
Method: Muddle 1 fresh raspberries at bottom of glass. Add the gin, lime juice, syrup and ice to the glass. Mix ingredients well using a bar spoon. Fill glass with ice, top with soda a stir gently. Garnish with a lime wheel. Serve on ice and garnish with strawberries, orange, cucumber and a sprig of mint. Enjoy!
LEMON BALM SMASH
Designed by the Warner's team to celebrate our love of gardening, we'd like to introduce our Lemon Balm Smash: a real show-stopper cocktail, perfect for parties.
- 50ml Warner's Lemon Balm Gin
- A few sprigs of fresh Lemon Balm
- 15ml Lemon juice
- 15ml Sugar syrup
Garnish: A sprig of Lemon Balm or Lemon Verbena Method: Muddle a few sprigs of fresh Lemon Balm with 50ml Warner's Lemon Balm Gin. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 15ml lemon juice and 15ml sugar syrup. Shake all the ingredients together and then strain into a glass. Garnish with a sprig of lemon balm or lemon verbena and enjoy!
For more information on ticketing and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, please visit: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show