Dancing Cows Help EA Solent Celebrate 28th Anniversary

November 13, 2017

The next Executive Association gathering is a special one, it is our 28th Anniversary!! Yes it all started in November 1989.

Our speaker last month Captain John Myers was fantastic. The camera shots shown from inside the cockpit of the “Red Arrows” were truly amazing. We managed with the help of Chewton Glen, to auction off donated prizes which together with table donations raised over £300.00 for John’s “Waggy Tail’s Charity.”

This month’s meeting is on Friday 17th we will be entertained by Richard Baker who will indulge us with the story of a local Gin Distillery, in Lymington. I am told sampling will be on the menu.

Please make sure you note in your diary our festive Christmas Luncheon on Friday 15th of December. This event is a perfect time to bring along staff, family, friends and guest’s at an amazing price, compared with other Christmas venue’s. It will also include an unusual entertainer to make the day fun.

Guest Speaker: Richard Baker

We set up a microbrewery in Lancashire in 1993 and ran it for eleven years, winning numerous awards and building up a loyal following for our cask ales and bottled beers.

In 2014, for family reasons, we sold the business to a small hotel group and moved to Hampshire to start up Dancing Cows brewery and distillery near Lymington on the edge of the New Forest.

Focussing on quality rather than quantity, we are devoted to producing the finest beers and spirits. Wherever possible, we try to use local ingredients and innovative techniques allied to traditional methods of production.

Lymington Gin is distilled to 43% with juniper, coriander seeds, angelica root and seeds, orris root, bitter orange peel, cardamom, fresh lemon zest and sweet almonds. We then infuse the finished gin with hops to give a heady aroma, increased texture and a flavour that really goes well with lime (it’s the linalool oil that does it for those who want to get technical).

We’ve been dry-hopping beers for nearly a decade now so it seemed only right and proper that we should do the same with our first gin – but it took some careful trials to get the balance right. We are using East Kent Goldings hops as we didn’t want foreign hops in a quintessentially English gin!

Dancing Cows’ Lymington Gin was voted Best Drinks Product 2016 at The Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards!

Above is a video of the brewery/distillery – Richard is the scruffy one!!

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