GINblogger draws Beast Gin winner


20,000 visits! –

Our winner, Lesley!

Over the weekend, we hit our target of over 20,000 visitors to – triggering another draw to celebrate our success; in fact, we have doubled our footfall in just three months since our last draw in April! Once again, John Lawton from Dartmoor Distillery has donated a prize, this time his Navy Strength Beast gin. For our very first raffle, he kindly gave us a bottle of his excellent Black Dog to put up as the prize.  Both remain in our Top 10.

Gary and Julie will be taking over the Kestor Inn at Manaton

Julie Roberts, from the Cromwell Arms, picked the winner for us from our hat (actually, it was a large Pyrex jug).  She is soon to become the Landlady and owner of the Kestor Inn at Manaton in Devon: a traditional English village pub, full of character and surrounded by the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.  If ever you visit her and her hostelry, you – and your dogs – will be sure to receive a warm welcome.  Indeed, they have won many awards while at the Cromwell Arms for their well-kept beer which, though you will have to pay for yours, the dogs will be almost certain to enjoy biscuits ‘on the house’.

The Kestor Inn

“Fellow gin-thusiast Julie shared a really good tip for storing your G&T lemon, lime and grapefruit garnishes – cut them up and freeze.”

Our winner of the Beast, then, is Lesley Ferguson, a lovely, bubbly Geordie lady: that’s “Norf of Exeter” as we say in Devon; Leslie was speechless when we informed her that she was the happy winner of the 50cl bottle – which, according to her husband, is a rarity.  When she could speak, she was over the moon; she obviously has a lucky streak, because she told us she’d won a brand new car in the past so, congratulations Leslie; we hope you enjoy the Beast of Dartmoor!

“The moors gave rise to the naming of Beast Gin – based on the many legends surrounding large cats living on Dartmoor.”

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