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Gin Tasting with Exmoor Distillery: 15 December 2018

Join us for a tasting of the latest gin produced on Exmoor on Saturday, 15 December 2018, from 2pm till 4pm.

Dulverton based Exmoor Distillery will be here to explain all there is to know about Northmoor Gin. You can also buy gin from the Exmoor Store between 15 and 21 December – we are now taking pre-orders!

Here is a bit more info about Northmoor Gin:

‘Infused with passion’

Named after the historic estate of Northmoor, nestled amongst the steep wooded valleys on the southern edge of Exmoor, our Northmoor Gin is a delight for the discerning gin connoisseur. Light on the lips, this full-bodied gin, with 44% ABV, has a punchy three-dimensional taste, leaving a deliciously smooth flavour at the back of the mouth.

Our premium recipe packs an authentic taste sensation of the traditional juniper berry with personally chosen botanicals of angelica root, citrus and spice. Our gin, fine enough to sip neat over ice, comes into its own when mixed with a quality tonic to produce a classic G&T with wonderful citrus notes that linger on the palate, or as the premium ingredient to many a cocktail.

Harvested from September to January, there are over 50 species of juniper grown in the Northern hemisphere. Hand-picked by collectors in the mountains, only the very best berries and botanicals are sourced for our Northmoor Gin.

Located in the idyllic Somerset countryside, near the border of Devon, Exmoor Distillery sits on the southern gateway to Exmoor at Dulverton, on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. 

This historic location, mentioned in the Domesday Book, is the perfect setting in which to distil one of the UK’s finest small batch artisan gins.

With the refined juniper flavour dancing in your mouth, where better to enjoy this premium spirit, than in the rolling hills and valleys of the English countryside at any time of year.

Developed from our own passion for fine spirits, Exmoor Distillery is a small family run distillery, sharing our love for a premium quality gin.

After sampling many of the world’s gins on our travels, there was nothing that quite hit the spot, so we decided to produce our own. Customers love the complex flavours of the juniper and botanicals that give our gin a decidedly country taste and smooth texture.

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08/12/18: Needle felting demo with Helen Anson

Local needle felter Helen Anson will be joining us at the Exmoor Store on Saturday, 8 December 2018, for a needle felting demonstration. She will also sell some of her products.

Pop in to have a look at how needle felting is done and have a chat with Helen about how to become a proficient needle felter!

The event is free to attend.

 

(PS Helen is looking into offering workshops at the Exmoor Store next year!)

 

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Gina King: Spinning Demonstration on 1 December

Gina King will be demonstrating spinning alpaca fibre at the Exmoor Store on 1 December from 10 am till 4 pm.

Gina King has been involved in many crafts, teaching and demonstrating for many years. Before Gina retired, she demonstrated for a number of craft companies: “Now crafting is just my hobby. I like paper quilling, wool spinning and crochet. I can be seen demonstrating each year at Dunster Show.
I still give occasional lessons by arrangement and can always be contacted to answer craft questions.”

We look forward to seeing you – Gina will also have some of her products for sale.

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10 Nov ’18: An Audience with Author Tracey Gemmell

Tracey is a self-confessed Exmoor addict who would like to make it perfectly clear she’s NOT seeking a cure. In fact, after many years living in the United States, she’s planning her return to the area where she ‘sleeps the best and breathes the deepest’.

Join Tracey at the Exmoor Store for a humourous conversation about life as a homesick expat. Then follow her through her writing process. Dunster’s Calling is now a tale of the bond between a girl and her pony, and a woman and the country she left behind. But it didn’t start out that way …

Dunster’s Calling was a runner up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition. Tracey’s short story, ‘Scooby-Doo and Hobnobs’, received an honourable mention in the humour category of the 2018 Jade Ring Contest. It’s been published in the Wisconsin Writers Association Anthology. Visit www.traceygemmell.com for more details.

Reviews for Dunster’s Calling:

‘It is a remarkable writer that can take you on a journey that allows you to feel something beyond the scope of your own experience and leave you changed because of it. Tracey Gemmell is that writer, and Dunster’s Calling is that book.’ Kashmira Sheth, author of Boys Without Names

‘Perfect for Anglophiles, horse-lovers or anyone who wonders if their life has played out the way it should.’ Pauline Wiles, author of Saving Saffron Sweeting

‘I would read this book again just for pure enjoyment! Moreover, this book has piqued my interest, big time, for a visit to Exmoor one day… it’s been added to my bucket list!’

5-star Amazon review

 

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Our Pets Corner is expanding

As of today, we are stocking handmade dog collars and leads as well as foldable fabric water bowls in the Exmoor Store in Minehead.  Over the coming days we are going to upload images to the website, so you will be able to purchase these items directly online.

The leads are practical “multi-way” – added rings along the length allows for versatility and flexible control.  Here is Kate demonstrating how these multi-way leads work:

 

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Meet the Artist: Jane Goodfellow

Jane Goodfellow will be in the Exmoor Store on Friday, 24 August 2018, from 6pm till 8pm. She will be working on one of her pieces of art while you can watch her and ask questions.  Currently we only sell Jane’s cards, but prints will be available soon.

A lifelong animal- and nature-lover, Jane draws and paints portraits of animals and people on commission, or when something about the subject intrigues her.  Working in a variety of media from watercolours, pencils and oils to mixed media, she will undertake to draw virtually anything from a gerbil to a house.

Her portraits and landscapes are in private collections in the UK, Canada, and South Africa.

Admission free.

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