The Gentlemen's Ale Sampling Society

        1982-2017  35 YEARS OF BEERS






The Copper Rivet Distillery

Chatham Dockyard Marina.





Now that is what you call a GIN distillery!!!

DOCKYARD GIN would you believe?


Distilled in fair Chatham - we HAD to try this!!!!



And try it we did - lovely little bar in the foyer area. 

Amazing place!

Good guided tour of the distillery, it looks just like the picture above - except no smell, no steam, no mess.

It looked a bit like my fitted kitchen on the day it was installed, not a scratch on anything, all just right.

Lord knows how they manage to produce 1,000 gallons of Gin without touching anything.

Good CCTV coverage, we were even asked to "move away from the bonded area" after we were spotted by the boss.

We moved 5 yards to our left.  But and important 5 yards (apparently).

Lovely little nip of Gin - which broke poor JB's record -  Finally we got to a Brewery that offered us a drink of their product!!!


Then back to the bar for a lovely Gin & Tonic.

Before off to the Ship & Trades for a fine dinner in their much improved restaurant area.


Only 12 members attended with apologies from most of the members - which helped.


No decision on the AGM venue as yet.  Another month slips by boys.



Dinner at The Ship & Trades.