Country Tails

May 3, 2017

 Holland Gets A Taste Of Chase

This week 6 top bartenders from the Netherlands visited Chase Distillery for a ‘taste of Chase’. They were treated to a tour of the distillery, a full tasting of all of our products and a stay at our country house hotel The Verzon House. Their trip also came with a few surprises! Read more below to find out all about it…

After arriving in the UK early on Tuesday morning, our guests were picked up by members of the Chase export team and driven to The Verzon House to freshen up. After a much needed coffee and dropping off their luggage, they headed over to the distillery were they were greeted by a surprise cocktail competition! What better way to get to know our full line of products than having to work with them right? The bartenders were given a full ‘mystery box’ as well and they had a choice of fresh, seasonal ingredients to work with before they took to the bar and worked their magic. First up came Arden from the Hilton and she was followed by Timo, Kristian, Tiago, Sandro and Arima. The competition was fierce with a range of innovative and exciting cocktails presented to the judges, but in the end, the creative Kristian took the lead with his ‘Steeple Chase’ inspired by the English countryside. Kristian was presented with a special Chase spirit to take home with him and with the master suite at the hotel to make his stay as comfortable as possible. 

After indulging in a meal at the Beefy Boys in Hereford, the bartenders retreated to the Verzon for a good nights rest before coming back to the distillery this morning for a full distillery tour. We hope to see them back in Herefordshire soon!