The Finest Tipples You’ll Find at Living North’s Christmas Fairs this November | Living North

The Finest Tipples You’ll Find at Living North’s Christmas Fairs this November

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Raise a glass to these exhibitors who’ll be bringing the best, local tipples to our Christmas Fairs this November

Get your tickets to the Living North Christmas Fair at Kingston Park (14th–17th November) HERE and York Racecourse HERE (7th–10th November) now!

Whitby Distillery 
The award-winning Whitby Gin is inspired by the stark contrast between land and sea. Distilled using the London dry method, with foraged local botanicals from the coast and moorland, their recipe pays homage to Whitby town’s rich history, and includes moorland heather, sugar kelp and local Yorkshire honey to create a refreshing gin like no other.
(York and North East)

Horsetown Beers
Real ales brewed in North Yorkshire, all named after the history of horse-racing in this beautiful part of the country.
(York)

Black Storm Brewery
Black Storm Brewery are the North East’s fastest-growing brewery, based in Whitley Bay, Newcastle, Stockton, Chester-le-Street and Manchester, bringing you a range of craft drinks gifts for loved ones or those who you just can’t think what to buy.
(York and North East)

The York Gin Company 
York Gin, handmade in the City of York. The York Gin Company is a craft gin company making quality spirits in Yorkshire. Our team of four local York people share a love of gin and the ancient city.
(York)

The Great Yorkshire Brewery
The Great Yorkshire Brewery is a craft brewery based in the North York Moors National Park, producing beer, lager and cider.
(York)

Howey Nichols
The subtle kick of Kin’s deliciously-smooth, hand-blended Toffee Vodka is the only thing you’ll need to get into the festive spirit. Blended locally, in the heart of the Lake District, this caramel flavoured vodka will make the perfect Christmas night cap – although, we’ll be surprised if it lasts until then.
(York and North East)

Ogilvy Spirits 
Ogilvy Scottish Potato Vodka is made on a family farm in Scotland using the potatoes deemed too big or too small by supermarkets. Ogilvy Spirits provide a super-premium vodka which is exceptionally smooth, ideal to drink neat over ice. Winner of World's best vodka in 2015.
(York)

Yorkshire Heart Vineyard and Brewery 
A family-run vineyard and brewery producing their own range of wines and quality craft beers, just outside York.
(York)

Kitty’s Homemade Ginger Wine
If you’re looking for the flavours of Christmas, we’ve found them. Made in Blyth, this homemade ginger wine is crammed with peppery, citrusy and spicy flavours that pack a punch, despite being completely alcohol free – designated drivers assemble! Enjoy it hot, or cold served with ice and lemonade, and if you can’t do without, we like the sound of their Kitty’s Mule cocktail – ginger wine with vodka and soda.
(North East)

Ainsty Ales Microbrewery 
Ainsty Ales is a York-based microbrewery and tap room based on a working farm in Acaster Malbis. 
(York)

Muckle Brewing
This tiny Northumbrian brewery, in the heart of Hadrian's Wall Country, produces ales have influenced by the local landscape and natural features that surround the brewery. Selecting only the best grains and hops, their ales are layered with flavour, topped with a strong head and a have a smooth, refreshing taste.
(North East)

O’Donnell’s Moonshine
Breaking the moonshine stigma, and using a traditional and authentic method to distill their alcohol O’Donnells Moonshine create their longstanding liqueurs – Roasted Apple, Bitter Rose and Tough Nut – using their 50 percent High Proof Moonshine as a base. Their latest flavour, Wild Berry – packed with the essence of succulent blackberries, tart raspberries and sweet currants – served neat over ice, will bring back the flavours of summer.
(North East)

Tyne Bank Brewery
Having established themselves as regional brewing heavyweights, Tyne Bank are a go-to for award-winning craft beers in bottles and cans. Try the Labyrinth of Solitude for light and juicy flavours of guava and pineapple, or their award-winning Monument – a quintessential English bitter ale with a fruity, moreish character. 
(North East)

A Taste of Northumbria
Bringing together award-winning Northumbrian products including Lindisfarne Mead, Alnwick Rum, Holy Island Gin and Marlish tonics, A Taste of Northumbria are the go-to for regional spirits that showcase the best of the North East. Our favourite? Alnwick Rum’s Percy Warmer – their locally-made rum blended with ginger wine is the perfect winter warmer. 
(North East)

Noveltea 
In an union of tea and all things alcoholic – can you name a better combination? – NOVELTEA uses a unique cold-brewing, infusion and blending process to create premium alcoholic tea. Combining regional tea blends with a matching spirit, each product works to communicate a tale based on its cultural heritage.
(North East)

The Lakes Distillery
Though it edges over into the North West, we hold a soft spot for The Lakes Distillery and their premium quality spirits. Using water from the River Derwent to create their gin, vodka, and range of cask-aged whisky. It’s no surprise that many of their spirits and liqueurs have been named best in the world. Pick up their miniature spirits and gin and vodka triple packs – they make the perfect boozy stocking fillers. 
(North East)

Get your tickets to the Living North Christmas Fair at Kingston Park (14th–17th November) HERE and York Racecourse HERE (7th–10th November) now!

Published in: September 2019

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