The Gin Tin attended its first wedding fair on the 02/09/18 and what a reception we had. We had an amazing first event!
I decided to design a Gin garden within the Motorpoint Arena that included artificial grass, trellis and a Gin Fountain. It may have been a bit ambitious but I felt start as you mean to go on and go beyond peoples expectations.
To all of our visitors, thank you for coming to meet us, whilst understandably the business giving away free gin was going to be popular, we did have many enquiries.
All of the other traders made us feel very welcome and encouraging as to the future success of The Gin Tin.
Thanks to all, particularly the wonderful Mr G and Katy D who helped me set up and run the Wedding Fair. xx
Progress - Mid September 2018
Well we are certainly making progress. Hoorah!
We have been busy researching vehicles and tins to find the most suitable options. Still to finalise the decision.
Ive thoroughly enjoyed talking with suppliers and local distillery's to look at the types of Gins we want to be promoting in 'The Gin Tin'. Such a vast choice. There are worse ways of spending your days rather than discussing and sampling Gin!
So progress so far...... we have Gin and Tonic supplies, we have options for drink holders, we are finalising the designs on the vehicle and promotional material is in place.
What next? Over the next few weeks we will start Pop Up Bars to find out from our customers the type of Gin that you are drinking. The popular choices can then become a staple in The Gin Tin. We will be offering a small collection of Gin cocktails, yet again another chore of a job that I will need to do, isn't that a difficult task? I'm quite sure that my trusted friends will help me with the tasting and provide good quality feedback. All tasting sessions will be posted on our You Tube Channel for all to see, watch this space.
Thanks for reading I will update when further progress is made. Helen x
The Gin Tin Story - 01/09/18
My name is Helen I am the business owner of The Gin Tin Mobile Bar. Welcome to my Blog!
How did we get where we are?
Well to be honest the business has been launched for a better work life balance. We all have that feeling when working the 9-5 that there must be more to life than this, we all want that bit of excitement and the feeling that we do something that we enjoy. Hence 'The Gin Tin'!
After many years of 'thorough research' I decided to focus on Gin. Following over 20 years of 'research' I thought I despised the distilled junipers, every time I smelt the drink it made me feel ill, that was until one day...... My other passion in life is travelling. So picture this, I was sat on the terrace of this lovely hotel in Delhi, surrounded by the 'very English patrons' when the waiter came over and asked what I wanted to drink. After some thought of being sensible, not letting myself get too dehydrated I opted for an Indian Beer. This wasn't what I really wanted but it would do. My drink came and I forced myself to drink it whilst I admired the beauty around me. Then came the arrival of the guests sitting on the next table, not being happy with my personal choice I listened to what they may be 'researching'. There it was a Gin and Tonic!! I was so envious of their choice, I couldn't think of a better location to convert myself to the famous tipple. So, in the name of 'research' I ordered myself a house Gin and Tonic.
Was that the drink I wanted, was that the elegant taste that I admired fellow patrons drinking?? No it was bloody awful!!! I had not changed my mind, I still struggled with the taste, but this time I felt I didn't want to be a failure and so I soldiered on to drink the G and T. This was followed by another, followed by another and the 'research' continues today......
Through more intense 'research' I began to detect what my preferred style of Gin was, how to identify my likes and build upon those to enjoy one of the most varied drinks available on the market. Even though I have done many hours of 'research' I would never consider myself a 'Gin expert' but I will always consider myself a 'Gin enthusiast'.
I'd like to pass on my passion for the discovery of 'new gins' to other 'researchers' therefore I have created the 'Gin Tin'. The Gin Tin can be hired for any event. I have already had enquiries for bookings in 2019 and the business isn't even launched yet.
Where am I now?
I am waiting for the 'tin' to be converted. I am in discussions with Gin suppliers to review the gins that will be available. My Social media is set up and Im ready to confirm further bookings for late 2018 and 2019. Please get in touch if you would like to experience 'The Gin Tin', all of my media contacts are available on the website.
I have been very lucky to have been supported to get this far by Mr G himself and my amazing friends and family who are not only offering to carry out 'research' with me but are willing to support the business by working alongside me at events. My friends and Mr G have been awesome!!!
So that gives a rough guide to how I got here and where I am. Please continue to follow my journey of launching and developing the business, Im sure there are going to be some exciting times ahead. H x