Agnes Arber gin is calling on all-female bartenders this International Women’s Day to showcase their skills, shine a spotlight on an influential woman in their life, and create a cocktail in her honour.
The brand - which itself was inspired by the inspirational Agnes Arber, a female botanist and plant historian – hopes to encourage passionate and inspiring story-telling, alongside the fun of cocktail experimentation, in order to drive conversation around International Women’s Day.
Offering up the chance to win a fully-funded WSET 2 Spirits Training Course, the full Agnes Arber Gin range PLUS a Cocktail Shaker Set and Two Agnes Arber Copa Glasses - a prize worth over £500 – the brand is excited to launch this female-only, on-trade-only competition, on International Women’s Day (8th March)
How to enter:
1. Create a cocktail, it can be completely new or a twist on a classic, the only rule is it must contain at least one shot of Agnes Arber Gin (Any flavour)
2. Upload an image of the cocktail to either Facebook, Instagram or both – Images MUST include a bottle of Arber in the background!
3. Give her a name! Name the cocktail after an influential woman and tell us a little bit about who they are.
4. Tag @AgnesArberGin in your post and #IWD22
5. Sit back and wait. Good LUCK!
Entries open on International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8th March) & will close on Friday 8th April.
The judging panel will consist of IWSC trophy shortlisted Cressida Lawlor, and Michael Leachman of ‘The Gin Bandits.’. Cressida has built a prestigious career in the industry, having worked at numerous high profile London venues, and now manages the bar at Mayfair’s famous Sexy Fish restaurant. Cressida is a strong advocate for women in the industry and a keen supporter of ‘Celebrate Her,’ a charity that supports women in the hospitality industry.
Michael runs The Gin Bandits Instagram, page sharing inspiring gin, bar and restaurant content with his 20,000 followers. He is also a regular on gin judging panels.
About Agnes Arber Gin
The Agnes Arber gin brand is a botanical tribute to the first lady of botany, Agnes Arber. Agnes Arber was the first female botanist (and the third female ever!) to be elected into the Royal Society in 1946, and received the Gold Medal of the Linnean Society of London at the age of 69 (the first woman to receive such accolade) for her contributions to botanical sciences.
Our gin range - consisting of the Agnes Arber Original, Rhubarb and Pineapple - has been lovingly produced in recognition of Arber’s pioneering work. From the hand-drawn illustration on the front of every bottle to the careful selection of each botanical present in the liquid, the Agnes Arber range is our way of saying thank you to such an incredible female.
Agnes Arber gin is currently on offer in the LWC Drinks Feb/March brochure: https://www.lwc-drinks.co.uk/brochures/