If you’re a regular reader at MissPond you’ve no doubt come across some posts devoted to Trippets. Located in Sheffield, it’s a verifiable gin heaven.
It has a rotating collection of 89 (as it’s located at 89 Trippet Lane) weird, wonderful and downright magnificent gins. Just before World Gin Day, Trippets held their June GinFest and we were lucky enough to be asked along to visit my favourite bar and sample some gins.
The setup and samples
The set up of the day was great. You exchanged you ticket for 4 tokens, to be redeemed against a perfect serve gin from one of the exhibitors. There were some great gin brands on the day. Some I’ve tried before and some I hadn’t. We had some samples from Martin Millers. A really great crisp gin, which is now being stocked in most major supermarkets. There was also Humber Street Distillery. A brand new distillery from Hull and one that I really enjoyed trying.
For my first gin of the day I decided to go with the Sunshine Gin from Cuckoo Gin. This was completely the right choice for me! It was lightly flavoured with raspberries and honey and makes the perfect summer G&T. Next up to sample was Divine Gin, again another new gin and this time made in Yorkshire. Both the London dry and the rasperberry gin were delicious, but I knew exactly what I wanted for my next gin.
Perhaps the most intriguing company of the day was Tappers Gin. They do a range of seasonal blend gins and the ones we tried on the day were delicious. I opted for the Springfever Gin, a spring floral gin. Dan went with the Darkside gin, their signature gin. I’m kicking myself a little for not picking up a bottle now. I can’t wait to taste the Wintergreen gin once its released later in the year. As if all of the gin tasting wasn’t entertainment enough, we were treated to music from an Oompah band which definitely put a smile on my face.
Getting down to our last two tokens I headed straight to Sir Robin of Lockesley, another Yorkshire based distillery. I’ve had this gin loads and its always a winner for me. It mkes a great G&T and I was very happy with my choice. We did get to hear about some new products being launched. The VSOT (Very Strong Old Tom) and the Morocello blood orange liqueur. The VSOT is limited edition, so if Old Tom is your style of gin keep your eyes peeled.
The last gin of the day for me went to Sheffield Gin. I had this the last time I was in Sheffield with Miss Pond and it seemed rude not to have it again this time. They’ve recently expanded their range to include a Raspberry and Pomegranate gin and a Moorland Berries gin – both of which were delicious!
For the love of Trippets
Okay, so I lied, that wasn’t my last gin of the day. It would be a crime to come to Trippets and not have Guru Dave prescribe your perfect gin. And also by perfect gin I mean that we had many perfect gins. Some highlights for me were the Nordes gin, the Cambridge Truffle Gin, Conker Gin and The Isle of Harris gin. Dan also had the ever wonderful Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz and the Nginious! Smoked and Salted Gin.
Full of wonderful gin and delicious food provided by Trippets we called it a day and headed back to Leeds. We had an absolutely great day at Trippets and a return visit is in my near future. I love seeing what new gins they have on offer. And honestly what’s better than the combination of delicious gins and Jazz in beautiful surroundings? Have you been to Trippets? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Dr C was invited down because of our strong love of Trippets. You can read about our first adventure here and when I returned for a wonderful dinner here. It’s not often I champion a place so, but honestly Trippets is a must visit for anyone living in or visiting Sheffield.
P.P.S. Trippets is located at 89 Trippet Ln, Sheffield S1 4EL.