A SCIENTIST who distils his award winning gin in his County Tyrone distillery will be among the crème de la crème of the food industry this week as he and his team travel to Birmingham for the prestigious BBC Good Food Show Winter.
Dr Ulrich Dyer, pictured right, will be joined by his Head of Sales, Heather McCracken, for four days filled with delicious food and live cooking demos.
The event, which begins today (Thursday, November 28) and runs until December 1, will see chefs, cooks and bakers, including Tom Kerridge, Mary Berry, the Hairy Bikers, Michel Roux Jnr and James Martin cooking up a storm at the Big Kitchen.
Ulrich will bring along the winner of the Irish Gin of the Year 2019 title, Symphonia No.1 Dry Gin, which earlier this year was also awarded a silver medal in the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition awards and got two stars in the Great Taste Awards.
He’ll also have a taste of Armagh’s famous orchards with him with his Symphonia No.2 Apple Gin, which was awarded a bronze medal for Speciality Gin of the Year at the 2019 Irish Gin Awards and was also awarded two stars in the Great Taste Awards. And the garden party must – Symphonia Fruit Cup will also take its place at the show.
Speaking ahead of the event, Ulrich said: “The BBC Good Food Show is everyone’s favourite food and drink event and it’s great that it’s returning just in time for Christmas.
“This is going to be the ultimate festive day out. Symphonia Gin will be among 450 exhibitors which will consist of great brands and a vast range of independent and artisan producers.
“It’s been a hugely busy year for Symphonia Gin. We have been winning lots of awards, attending events across Ireland and the UK, have seen a huge increase in orders and we have appointed Heather McCracken as our Head of Sales with further growth and development to be announced next year.
“While we will be at the NEC we will also be exhibiting this weekend at Armagh’s popular Georgian Festival also.”