Best friends Paul Hudson-Jones and Emira Shepherd are, quite literally the gin to each other’s tonic.
Their love of all things gin inspired them to share their gin journey on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Every day the pair select a gin from their vast collection to blog about. From there they write a potted history on the story of the gin, expertly choose a garnish and tonic to match it with, and then upload a carefully styled picture to their social media sites, attracting 33,500 followers on Instagram alone and have attracted the attention of Gin Distillers and Tonic suppliers worldwide who are keen to collaborate and be featured on their pages.
They’ve started working with gin brands to run quirky themed events, from gin cruises and gin buses, and they’re now launching The Gin to My Tonic Show at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
Co-Founder Paul says: “Gin drinking habits have changed dramatically in the last five years and today’s gin drinkers demand to know more not only about what they are purchasing, but also how it can be served. The show is there to take you on a journey of discovery.”
As well as a chance to sample and buy a diverse range of artisan and craft gins, the show offers cocktail making masterclasses, blind taste challenges, presentations from distilleries, tonic and garnish tutorials, and theatrical bartender performances, billed as ‘the ultimate interactive gin experience’.
Emira adds: “Liverpool has a vibrancy and cosmopolitan character that you won’t find anywhere else. We are delighted to be partnering with Exhibition Centre Liverpool to bring this show to life. We can’t wait to share the wonderful world of gin in a fun, different and engaging way.”
The show will take place on 7th-9th September 2018 at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool. Tickets are available from thegintomytonic.com.