We're heading back to London's Tobacco Dock for the London Summer 2017 Gin Festival! Three days of spectacular gin served up by our stylish selves - and you'll even be handed you own balloon glass right when you arrive! Cracking.
Summer was made for feasts and gin, hence why we're rather excited that we'll be at all three days of BBC Good Food's Feast at Hampton Court Palace! Of course, it has nothing to do with the fact that John Torode off of Masterchef will be at the Feast too... (Though if you do happen to see him, let him know we want his autograph!)
Not content to be at one palace on any given weekend, we'll also be at Alexandra Palace for the Foodies Festival from August 26th to August 28th! Come hang out, taste our wonderful spirits and hope that the weather holds out for just a little longer before the tirade known colloquially as "autumn" is unleashed upon us all.
Gin, music and nibbles. Is there a better combination? That's a rhetorical question. Don't answer it. Just come along to Gin Bop! at Rivington Greenwich and enjoy our gins, some smashing music and tasty treats like Gin Cocktail Sausages.
We're joining a whole load of our favourite gin producers at the Telegraph Gin Experience 2017. We're rather excited indeed, and we would say we were going to raise the roof - if it wasn't being held at The Roof Gardens in Kensington. We wouldn't dare raise the roof with all of us on it. Health and safety.
We're off to Stourbridge to join in with Nickolls & Perks' second Just Gin event. As ever, expect us to be serving up our tasty Bathtub Gin and its variations in all manner of arrangements. We'll also likely be singing some Led Zeppelin songs in honour of Robert Plant because he went to school in Stourbridge, so look forward to that.
The Foodies Festival is heading to Blackheath in July, and we'll be along for the ride! Come along, try our drinks, give us high fives, enjoy the sunshine and do another thing to round off this list of five activities.
We head to the West Midlands to pay Birmingham a visit for the BBC Good Food Show! Hosted at the Birmingham NEC, we'll be pouring our whole range for you to try, come and say hi! Also, the NEC is also hosting a Dinosaurs in the Wild show that very same weekend - so if you can't find us, we'll likely be riding a stegosaurus or something.
Join us at Taste of London 2017 in Regent's Park at Stall N1, where we'll be running our very own Ableforth's Cocktail Bar! It's guaranteed to be describes as "neat" or "rad", and perhaps even "out-of-sight". Actually, maybe not the last one. That might be a little too retro. Sorry, we got carried away.
How about a Junipalooza encore? Oh, if you insist! Yes, well be there for Gin Foundry's Junipalooza 2017's Sunday as well as the Saturday. We wouldn't dare miss it, and neither should you!
Book your tickets for Junipalooza's Sunday Session (11:00 to 16:00) below...
Guess who's going to be at Gin Foundry's Junipalooza 2017? That is, of course, a leading question, considering the website you are currently browsing. Never-the-less, you are indeed correct - us merry Ableforth's folks will be on hand at Junipalooza 2017 to show off our award-winning selection of gins!
Book your tickets for Junipalooza's Saturday Afternoon Session (11:00 to 15:00) and Evening Session (16:00 to 20:00) below, and check out all the other excellent gins that'll be there too!
Looking for something to do over the late May bank holiday? Want that aforementioned something to do with gin? Well, you're in luck, as the Sheffield Gin Festival is taking place on the 27th and 28th on May - and your favourite pals at Ableforth's will be there! We won't jinx the weather, but let's hope for big sun instead of terrifying lighting cloud on the weather forecast.
The Ableforth's team will be at The Bike Shed London 2017 show, ready to serve drinks and gawp at all the shiny motorbikes that'll be around the Tobacco Dock that weekend. We'll be there all three days - Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th!
In celebration of the London Dungeon's new Gin Lane show, they're hosting a one-off Gin Safari - and we'll be there! Don't worry, we ain't afraid of no ghosts, and we've watched Night of the Living Dead enough times to know what to do in case any ghouls try to eat us alive.
We'll be at both Friday and Saturday (afternoon and evening) sessions of The Sunday Times Wine Club Vintage Festival 2017! We may not make wines, but we do make spirits that wine-people love (and we like wine, so there's something of a win/win scenario happening here.
Join us at the Manchester Boutique Bar Show on Wednesday 10th of May! We'll be there in full livery, ready and waiting to serve our drinks and talk your ear off about our tip-top tipples (we take no responsibility if your ears do in fact fall off while at our stand).
The Ableforth's folks will be heading south to Brighton to soak up the rays, pick up a few sticks of rock and take part in the Foodies Festival! Come taste our range of delicious spirits and watch as we try to get Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown's autograph.
We're going to be at the very first Falkirk Gin Festival! Following in the footsteps of the Falkirk Whisky Festival, expect to taste all sorts of wonderful gins - including ours!
Buy your tickets for the Afternoon Session (12:00 to 15:30) and the Evening Session (16:15 to 19:45) below...
Manchester gets another chance to taste our wares at Northern Restaurant & Bar 2017 - the north's largest hospitality trade show! Grab your tickets below and get ready to taste some incredible drinks...
The second Uncovered event we'll be bringing our spectacular selection of spirits to is Uncovered Manchester! As ever, come and say hello and ask us anything you want (in regards to our drinks - ask us anything else and we'll likely answer with a simple "42.").
The first of the 2017 Uncovered events we'll be attending is north of the border - it's Uncovered Edinburgh! We'll be serving our delicious drinks at Edinburgh Corn Exchange, sharing the floor with oodles of top wine, spirit and beer producers.
What better place to showcase our Christmas Mulled Cup and other award-winning treats than at the festive edition of the London Taste Festival!
Tickets are available online now on the official website - we look forward to seeing you there.
Check out the official website for more information and ticket sales, and keep an eye on our social media and blog for updates.
It doesn't get much bigger, better and sexier than London Cocktail Week, and this year we're going big...
We're partnering with four incredible bars to bring you four fantastic cocktails on our big old stand:
- Callooh Callay, who will be making the Bathtub Bomb;
- Victory Mansion with the Rumbullion!-based 'Gonzo';
- The Discount Suit Company with the, also Rumbullion!-based, Any Port in a Storm; and,
- Worship Street Whistling Shop presenting the Bathtub Crazy Lane Collins.
Watch the blog and social media for updates, and check out the official site for more information and ticket sales - https://drinkup.london/cocktailweek/events/10678/ableforth-s-cocktail-challenge/
We look forward to seeing you there!