What a week for the distillery! More on that from Mark coming soon…
I was at Selfridges over three days this weekend. They have recently stocked Cuckoo Sunshine and we were invited to do a 3 day tasting stint at the Wine Shop in the Trafford Centre store. We sold out of Sunshine on all 3 days and had to re-stock, it went down a treat! I loved it! Always enjoyed a trip into Selfridges, they used to do those wacky vodkas with the scorpions inside, I didn’t have many hobbies can you tell!? The whole team from the wine shop to everyone on the food and drink floor were very welcoming and made it such an enjoyable event, cant thank them enough for their hospitality!
As well as showcasing Sunshine, I took along our Signature and Spiced for people to try to, with the Spiced in particular going down a reyt storm. So much so that its looking likely we will have all three of our gins stocked in Selfridges in time for Christmas, proud as punch!
I met a gentleman named Marwan Koukash and his wife Mandy during my stint at Selfridges. He is known for being the owner of Salford Red Devils Rugby League team as well as various television projects, Gold Cup winning racehorses as well as the Double Tree in Liverpool. He liked the Spiced so much he kindly invited me to the Double Tree where we hope to be listed soon!
I learnt that on an average weekend at the Trafford Centre, as many as 35,000 people walk through their doors. 35,000 heads! Great exposure for our brand. Look out for us at Selfridges again closer to Christmas time where we hope to do a similar tasting event again.
Next up for me is The Sweeny Hall Hotel in Shrewsbury then a simply lovely week off!
All the best