Common People Oxford 2018

The Great Oxfordshire Gin Festival Makes it's Debut at Common People

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The Common People team are extremely pleased to announce The Great Oxfordshire Gin Festival – a brand new gin experience for Oxford set within its own garden space at Common People this coming spring bank holiday, 26 & 27 May in South Park.

Rob da Bank says: “I have a confession to make. I love gin… and it’s no secret that many of us are a bit partial to a tot of Mother’s Ruin of an evening, afternoon or sometimes even morning! This year Common People is really blossoming as a festival into a proper family-friendly music, food and culture fest and we’re very proud to add The Great Oxfordshire Gin Festival to that offering.

“We’ve had the onerous task of hand picking and tasting over 50 gins and have come up with an incredible array from UK home-grown flavours like Bathtub, Conker and Bulldog to American high-spirited gin, Aviation, and the amazing Malfy from Italy, and some cracking local gins. And we’re even blessed with our very ow gin distillery in South Park with the Oxford Artisan Distillery overlooking our beautiful Common People site. All this writing has got me a bit thirsty so I’m off to sample some more while you buy yourself a ticket and gin flight. What are you waiting for?!”

Presenting more than 50 gins, The Great Oxfordshire Gin Festival will feature a tempting collection of flavour profiles from citrus and herbaceous to fruity and floral, featuring delicious homegrown botanicals, global favourites and the finest selection of local handcrafted gins from renowned craft distillery The Oxford Artisan Distillery and The Cotswolds Distillery.

Occupying its own special area within Common People, featuring a luxuriantly dressed traditional pole tent with ample seating and dedicated garden area, for just £45 for a day ticket, gin festival attendees will receive a gin flight of three expertly matched gin & tonics and full access to Common People festival including five stages of music, a new and improved kids garden, and a host of attractions.

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The Great Oxfordshire Gin Festival will also feature masterclasses including a World Gin Day tasting with World Gin Day ambassador Emma Stokes aka Gin Monkey, a discussion and gin tasting with Tom Nicolson from The Oxford Artisan Distillery and a masterclass with Oliver Morris, Head Mixologist from The Cotswolds Distillery presenting summer cocktails & perfect serves, giving you the fantastic opportunity to learn the history of the UK’s favourite tipple from the real experts.

Plus, there will be an artisan food market featuring the most flavoursome locally sourced goods and entertainment from the Bollywood Brass Band and Rob da Bank, all located within the gin festival’s own garden setting.

The perfect chance to indulge in the exciting world of gin and discover Oxfordshire’s leading distillers join us at The Great Oxfordshire Gin Festival only at Common People.

Gin Festival – Gin Flight
£15.00 Face Value (must be purchased in conjunction with a Common People day ticket)
(Valid for 3 x Gin & Tonics)

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