DISCERNING gin drinkers can immerse themselves in their favourite tipple in a celebration weekend at The Old Bell Inn, Delph.
Customers at the iconic Saddleworth venue, which is famed for its gins, will be going global on World Gin Day on Friday June 9 and Saturday, June 10.
The landmark hostelry, which originally claimed a world record for the largest variety of gins with 404, currently boasts 863 in its specially-created Gin Emporium.
Proud owner Phil Whiteman revealed: “I’m planning on topping a personal target of one thousand and one bottles of gin in the near future.”
As a special treat for World Gin Day, customers will be able to sample a specially-selected range of delicious gins and tonic for just £5.
There will be a specially-selected choice including citrus, earthy and floral, dry and crisp, fruit and sweet and spicy.
“Gin has become a hugely popular drink and interest – like my collection – is growing all the time,” said Phil.
“All our gins are faithfully logged and documented, giving customers the best possible choice from around the world.
“Customers are really enthusiastic about sharing their latest ‘finds’ and consequently our list keeps growing.”
Phil added: “I’m a teetotaller but I get the distinct flavour of each gin by simply letting it touch my lips.
“There are an incredible number of places across the UK distilling gin and I reckon we must have a bottle from nearly everyone.
“They also come from every corner of the world, from Peru to the Far East. They all have their own identity and customers love them.”
World Gin Day is in its ninth year and part of a global celebration of all things gin, organised by the website Gin Monkey.
The plan is to encourage like-minded gin lovers to share their love of gin whether it’s in a cocktail, G&T or neat.