As part of this year’s Dublin Chinese New Year Festival, Chinnery Gin will host a cocktail evening on February 13th at The Big Romance on Parnell Street.
Inspired by the Old China Trade and the travels of Georgian-era portrait artist George Chinnery, Chinnery Gin uniquely contains osmanthus flower and oolong tea, sourced directly from Canton by Chinnery Spirits co-founder and distiller, David Havelin.
George Chinnery began his career in Dublin, before taking off and eventually settling in Canton (now known as Guangzhou) in South China. There, he painted the portraits of the Chinese and foreign merchants, and sketched scenes of local life. His work is considered an important part of the historical record of the era.
The event will explore the trade links between Dublin and China during the Georgian era, when the city’s well-to-do enjoyed tea, spices, silk and porcelain that made their way to Dublin via the Old China Trade.
Tickets include two Chinnery cocktails and a guided gin tasting with distiller David Havelin.
Priced at €12.50, tickets are available from Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/ChinneryCNY. This event is strictly over 18s.