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Distillery back to add a tonic to this year’s Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival

With just days to go until the foodie favourite that is the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival South Wales’ leading distillery is back to add a tonic as festival sponsor.

Promising to be a whole weekend of foodie, family-friendly fun the festival will take place this Bank Holiday Weekend (26-27th May), with Hensol Castle Distillery – South Wales’ first full scale gin distillery, visitor experience, gin school and bottling plant – playing a key role.

A team will be on site over the weekend giving festival goers the chance to sample and buy some of the fabulous products available, including the ever-popular Welsh Dry Gin –  awarded Best in Wales at last year’s World Gin Awards – Hensol Castle Black Gin, made from Muscat grapes picked from the distillery’s own walled garden as well as the fruity favourites, Blood Orange Zest and Wild Strawberry and Hibiscus.

Each of the flavoured gins are distilled from real fruit or natural flavours and perfectly blended with Hensol Castle Welsh Dry gin; copper pot distilled and handcrafted in the castle cellars for a true taste of Wales.

Visitors are in for an extra treat with one of the very first opportunities to try the distillery’s brand new Hensol Castle Spiced Rum and Hensol Castle Cherry Spiced Rum.

Made using the same process the distillery team use to make gin, a three-times distilled Caribbean base rum is distilled, along with vanilla, fresh lime and orange peel, spiced berries, cinnamon and nutmeg and then expertly blended with the purest Welsh water.

Speaking about the distillery’s involvement with the festival, head of marketing Stephanie Metson said:

“We’ve sponsored the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival for the last 2 years and it’s proved to be the perfect fit for us; we’ve had such a good response each time and are delighted to be involved again this year.

“The Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival is an excellent platform for us to be able to showcase even more that we have to offer, including the ever popular cocktail masterclasses – whether you like yours shaken, stirred or on the rocks, our team of mixologists can create a bespoke masterclass for your next corporate team building event, hen or stag experience or as a perfect get together with friends.

“We’re also so pleased to be giving festival goers one of the very first chances to sample our brand new Hensol Castle spiced rum varieties which I’m sure will be a big hit!”

Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival manager, Tracy James-Lieberman added:

“We’re so delighted that Hensol Castle Distillery has chosen to join us again this year – our festival goers are in for a real treat; just like the festival, the distillery provides a fantastic visitor experience; as well as the most amazing Welsh gin flavours.

“We’re really looking forward to having the team on site and the new spiced rum varieties sound amazing – we can’t wait to raise a glass!”