The 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 andContinue reading “Witbier Launched”
It is Mothering Sunday on the 26th March 2017 and now you can show your love with a bottle of gin from the Dancing Cows Distillery. Order before Thursday 23rd March to ensure that we can deliver on time and all gin bottles will be adorned with our new Mothergin Sunday tags! Visit our onlineContinue reading “Mothergin Sunday”
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 ourContinue reading “MAD MARCH”
Eros or Anteros – that is the question? Most people know that the statue in London’s Piccadilly Circus is of Eros with his bow and arrow. Wrong! The figure actually depicts Anteros the god of selfless, fulfilled love rather than his more frivolous sibling who looked after the passion and desire side of things. TheContinue reading “Five Valentines Day Factoids”
On Saturday 14th January, why not come and try our 6.5% Porter for free down at the distillery and brewhouse at Sadlers Farm on Lower Pennington Lane (SO41 8AL and look for the twisted S sign)? We’re open from 10am until about 7pm. We’re countering ‘Dry January’ with ‘Try January’ – reduce your intake byContinue reading “Dancing Cows Porter – Try January Free Beer!”
Our new Winter Wheat beer is launched today – a 4.3% dark wheat beer with spicy clove flavours and a dry, refreshing finish. We are planning more seasonal beers in cask and bottle this year – this is the first of the new range and we are planning a Californian Steam Beer next.
We are very proud to announce that our Lymington Gin has been made the Hampshire Life Best Drinks Product of the year for 2016 at the awards ceremony held at the Elvetham Hotel. We were up against some great competition and we are very grateful to everyone that voted for us!
We have a range of evening and weekend tours planned for the New Forest Food Festival week (see Eventbrite) and bookings are now being taken. The tours will run on Tuesday 1st, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November and places are limited to 15 per tour. There will be tastings of our products and aContinue reading “Distillery tours – bookings now being taken for New Forest Food Festival Tours”
Felicity Murray – the Editor of the influential Drinks Report has just reviewed our oak aged gin: “I enjoyed it with tonic and lime because it has all the essential aromas and flavours of a traditional London Dry style gin but with a subtle added edge of vanilla. It has smoothness yet is clean andContinue reading “Dancing Cows – New Forest Oak-Aged Gin review”
Although we’ve voted to leave the EU, we are still governed by its rules and regulations and, I suspect that we will be for some time to come as most of the legislation will be transferred across en bloc to allow the bureaucrats time to unpick things piece-by-piece. In the meantime, whisky (and whiskey) can only beContinue reading “Whisky by any other name would smell as sweet – accelerated aging of spirits”