This month, gin experts, Graphic in Soho, will invite the most exciting gin brands to compete against each other in THE GRAPHIC GIN OFF, the ultimate juniper infused battle of the bottles. Launching in June 2015, and featuring eight gin brands Graphic's three-part tournament will educate, engage and involve members of the public and drinks experts alike.
Described as 'The FA Cup of Gin' The Graphic Gin Off will kick off with a draw on Tuesday 2nd June 2015, when eight brands (see below list) will gather at Graphic to be allocated their first round 'fixtures' and have photographs taken. Having all provided a bartender who will create one representative cocktail for participants to vote for, the brands will begin the battle with the first round, which takes place on Monday 22ndJune 2015.
The brands showcasing their leading gins are:
- Sipsmith London Dry Gin
- Elephant Gin
- East London Liquor Company
- Jameson Gin
- Whitley Neill Gin
- Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin
- Martine Millers
Guests will be given a polling card and a welcome Gin & Tonic on arrival to the competition. A master of ceremonies will lead the evening's action and Graphic's in-house DJ will provide a soundtrack to the event. Following a series of summer rounds, the semi-final will take place in September where qualifiers create a new bespoke cocktail to be judged. Having whittled the contestants down, the two remaining brands will compete in the grand final in November.
Located in Golden Square, Graphic Bar boasts London's largest gin collection, featuring an impressive 300 plus world class gins. With The Graphic Gin Off, the bar has created an approachable and fun event that celebrates this hugely popular, diverse and constantly evolving spirit. From cocktail amateurs and spirits enthusiasts to industry's experts and award winning mixologists, all kinds of gin lovers are invited to help decide who deserves to win this feted title.
THE GRAPHIC GIN OFF
Draw Date: Tuesday 2nd June, First Round, Monday 22nd June 2015