Goosnargh Gin is heading into autumn with a range of exciting developments at the distillery – including being featured on TV.

The multi-award winning gin producer, owned by Rachel and Richard Trenchard and based at the foot of Beacon Fell, appeared on the new BBC series The Hairy Bikers Go North.

In addition, Goosnargh Gin has teamed up with three north west creatives to provide immersive experiences at their distillery.

Master potter Dylan Cross of Artists Poulton, florist Charlotte Gleave, of Ivy and Primrose, and artist Elizabeth Dobson, of Hedgerow Illustration, will each lead classes at Goosnargh Gin for a maximum of six people, ensuring each visitor to the distillery gets a boutique experience.

Dylan is responsible for Goosnargh Gin’s bespoke pot bottles, which feature a hand-carved deer, as well as the hug mugs and company’s tableware. He will introduce visitors to working with clay as a material, using a range of hand-building techniques.

Charlotte will lead a range of workshops working with flowers and foliage to create a number of attractive displays. Elizabeth, meanwhile, will lead groups in an art workshop, creating pen and pencil drawings, before moving on to complete them with watercolour.

These are the latest in a series of exciting visitor experiences at the distillery.

Richard and Rachel, whose gins are all designed to celebrate, promote or give back to the Forest of Bowland AONB, also run half-day distilling experiences, where visitors can learn more about Goosnargh Gin and the production process. Visitors are then able to craft their own 70cl bottle of gin, choosing from a range of dried botanicals.

Goosnargh Gin, which has a series of international awards behind them since launching in 2018, also runs ever-popular foraging and distilling days during spring and autumn months. Groups of six people are led around Beacon Fell by expert local forager Adrian Rose to learn more about what grows in the area, what is good for gin and why.

The group then eat in Richard and Rachel’s former farmhouse before spending an afternoon in the distillery to create their own gin, using both the botanicals foraged in the morning and any dry botanicals in the distillery.

As ever, Goosnargh Gin’s seasonal summer releases are available for a limited period. One of those – Chapter Four - Hay Time – is made using botanicals foraged from Peter Blackwell’s Coronation Meadow at Bell Sykes, Slaidburn.

Part of the proceeds from this gin are then donated back to projects going on in the Forest of Bowland AONB.

Click here to watch the Hairy Bikers making artisan gin at Goosnargh

To find out more about Goosnargh Gin’s work, visit www.goosnarghgin.co.uk and follow them on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

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