Wednesday, 20 May 2015
I was invited to Shortcross Gin's Signature Serve event last night in Belfast.
I have mentioned Shortcross Gin on a number of occasions on this blog and extolled its outstanding virtues; especially since it is distilled in County Down at the Rademon estate.
The cocktail party took place at Sixty6 cocktail bar, 68 High Street (formerly the executive offices of a bank).
As we entered we were offered champagne cocktails just inside the door.
This club retains the feel of an old directors' boardroom or dining-room, with plasterwork ceilings, fireplaces and so on.
Sixty6 is spread throughout the first, second, and even third floors of the building.
When I entered the room on the first floor it was busy already. I managed to start chatting to a pretty girl who was seated at the side of the room; and there we remained for quite some time.
Fiona and David, the proprietors of Shortcross Gin, were perfect hosts and introduced me to quite a few guests.
During the evening trays of sumptuous canapés were offered to us: the Belmont nose-bag quivered with joy.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and I'd merely wish to express my gratitude and appreciation to Fiona and David for such a delightful evening.