Mother’s Day Madness – free tours when you buy gin this week

MotherGin SunDayDon’t forget that Sunday 26th March is Mother’s Day and you have just eight days to find a gift that shows how much you care.

Imagine the joy on her face when she unwraps her gift this year to find a bottle of Lymington Gin instead of the usual flowers, chocolates or (in desperate cases) assorted cleaning products…

Now we are offering you double brownie points! Spend £25 or more at our online shop this week and we’ll email you a voucher for two free Dancing Cows Distillery tours worth £9.50 each. The tours can be booked via Eventbrite at any scheduled date you choose (and we won’t tell a soul if you decide to keep the gin for yourself…..)

On the tour, you’ll be welcomed with a gin and tonic as Richard explains how beers and various spirits are made and how alcohol production has shaped our culture through 8,000 years of history.

Witbier Launched

WitbierThe Winchester Beer Festival starts on Friday this week (17th March) and we are launching our new Witbier to celebrate.

Brewed with Torrefied wheat, oats and local Keyhaven barley, it is a refreshing, naturally hazy, beer with a good wheat base overlaid with cloves and orange notes from the late additions of coriander seeds and orange peels.

We find that a wedge of orange really brings out the botanical notes in the beer…..and you can then claim it as one of your five-a-day….

To order some, please email Richard


It has been a long winter already and it is good to see signs of spring appearing at last. To celebrate, we are going to have a Mad March of wild and frivolous goings-on. These are some of the highlights:



Monday 6th March – Start of British Pie Week with a six-pack of our Foreign Extra Stout for the best recipe for a beef in ale pie (details will be published on Facebook and Twitter).

Saturday 11th March – Fordingbridge Town Hall Artisan Market (10am – 2pm). They are trying to resurrect the ancient Fordingbridge Market so please come along to support their efforts (see @FordingbridgeFoodMarket on Facebook for more details).

Friday March 17th – St Patrick’s Day – Launch of Half Wit Beer at the Winchester Beer Festival and beer and spirits tasting at Cork and Cheese in Park Gate.

Monday March 19th – remind yourself to get your Mother a bottle of Lymington Gin for Mother’s Day (lasts longer than flowers and gives more pleasure….;))

Saturday 25th March – Lymington Market all day – come and try our award winning spirits and beers…..and hopefully our first big batch of Hopkins Rum will be available.

Sunday 26th March – Mother’s Day…..still time to order your Mother a surprise Dancing Cows distillery tour voucher….

All through the month, we are running our regular tours on Wednesday and Friday evenings – please see EVENTBRITE for details and ticket bookings.

And remember that you can buy online at our shop and you can save on delivery charges by going for the click and collect from the distillery option using the ‘LOCALPICKUP’ discount code…..or you can just call in and buy during the week (we are open 9am until 6.30pm Mon-Fri and we take credit cards or cash).