Let me introduce you to the most Amazing Gin Bar ever...
April was a very busy month for us here at The Gin Tin. We were luck enough to collect the bar from Liverpool on 13th April just before we went off on our travels to Morocco. The bar had its first outing at Sophia Gardens the week we returned before going back into storage whilst I disappeared on my cricket tour to La Manga...I really do love my job!
So the bar has been out and about and I am really pleased to hear the positive comments that we are getting from all who see it. I now I'm biased but 'she' looks amazing! We have visited both Bridgend and Cardiff with events this month, some with the bar, some for us to do 'gin' tastings. Wherever I drive I get looks from other drivers, I like to think that's because of the amazing bar Im towing and not my lack of driving skills!! Both of the events this month have led to us receiving further bookings. This is fantastic!
The Photo Shoot
To truly show off the bar I felt it was necessary to have a professional photographer take some shots and oh my word was it worth it! The amazing www.kellydanielphotography.co.uk came along to the photoshoot and gave her professional expertise in preparing the perfect shots. Kelly your work on the day and in the editing was superb!
Please note the amazing flowers in the photographs, this is the work of the amazing #janlima_flowers. Jan managed to arrive at the shoot having not seen the bar before and compliment the bar with her amazing work.
Last but not least we were lucky to have Helen from www.themediterraneangrazingcompany.co.uk. Helen prepared a delicious grazing board for the side of the bar. Helen is able to offer her grazing boards for both small and large scale parties. Both the food and the presentation of it are outstanding. Plus a thank you to the stunning venue for their support.
I highly recommend all three of these businesses for both their professional expertise and their amazing personalities!!
Is the Tin full of Gin?
Nearly...but it will be a constant challenge. I am still tasting lots of gins and Im sure this will always be the case but its nearly full for this summer. We also have some non Gin drinks in the bar... It was requested at one of the venues that I offer a full bar and not just gin. I had to go out of my comfort zone to source a variety of stock. My research took me as far as Bedwas and to the William Bros. One sip of their finest 'Splanky' and a box was bought. For those of you that have not had the pleasure you need to hunt down this drink.
Along with ciders, bottled beers and plenty of gin we have a range of rum, whisky, wines and vodka onboard. Our tin is certainly looking full!
As with all food and drink businesses in Wales we had to gain the famous green sticker to let everyone know our Food Hygiene rating. I am very pleased to say we achieved a 5 star rating, this recognises our high hygiene standards that we adhere to in the bar. we are very proud to display our sticker in our window.
Along with Food Hygiene we also had our visit from Trading Standards and again all went well with their visit.
The Summer is upon us...the bookings are looking really good. We have a wide variety of events lined up from small school summer fetes to large scale festivals and car rally's in Cardiff Bay. Without a doubt this summer is looking awesome! Please follow us on social media @thegintinbar to see where we are and what we are up to. Pop along and say hello to us if you do come to any of our events. If you would like us to come to an event of yours please do contact us either by telephone 07766724495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to meet you.
Helen @ The Gin Tin Bar xx