On Sunday 11th June, we flew Cuckoo Gin over the Pennines to Skipton in Yorkshire, where we were kindly given the opportunity to showcase Cuckoo at The Wright Wine & Whiskey Company’s annual Skipton Gin Fest.

We’d be lying if we said we weren’t a little nervous as, being Cuckoo Gin’s very first official ‘outing’, we couldn’t believe how many well established and loved gins were also at the festival, from Sipsmiths to Masons and many more. However, the other vendors couldn’t have been more welcoming and encouraging and we truly were privileged to be amongst such great company.

The feedback from the customers was absolutely fantastic and we were so pleased at how positive everyone was about our product. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to tell our story in full to fellow gin-lovers and to hear what they thought about how Cuckoo looked and, most importantly, how it tasted. 

At the end of the day, all the customers were asked to vote for their favourite gin and we were completely overwhelmed to be voted Best Gin of the Day! To come out first place on our very first Gin Festival really was a proud moment and we couldn’t have been happier. 

Thank you so much to The Wright Wine & Whiskey Company and all those who visited and voted for us at Skipton Gin Fest 2017. We look forward to seeing you again!