Join us for a live video distillery tour and cocktail masterclass

Friday 17th July, 4.30 – 5.30pm

Hosted by the BFA, in association with Sloemotion distillery.

Includes a virtual tour of a unique family-owned Yorkshire distillery, a cocktail making masterclass, four free spirits so you can mix up your own tipples at home, and a 15% discount on all items from Sloemotion. Plus an opportunity to kick your shoes off and socialise with other footwear colleagues. 

Relax in the comfort of your home as the team at Sloemotion give you a behind the scenes tour of their distillery and production process. After this you’ll be whisked away (virtually!) to the Sloemotion “bar-in-the-hedge” for a mixology masterclass. Where they’ll show you how to whip up your favourite cocktails, with a Hedgerow twist. Once cocktails are in-hand you’ll have the chance to relax and have a chat with colleagues from across the footwear industry.

And, to ensure it’s the perfect cocktail hour, you will receive a free gift pack for the event, including carefully selected spirits so you can master the perfect cocktail at home.

This unique experience costs just £20, which includes four free spirits to make your cocktails, as well as a voucher for 15% off to use on the Sloemotion website, where you can purchase from their extensive range of spirits, liqueurs, chutneys and chocolates.

Don’t miss out on this exciting event, we’re bringing cocktail hour to you!


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Your mixing masterclass will include four classic cocktails, and you will receive a free gift pack with the spirits ahead of time, these include:

One 5cl Hedgerow Gin
Hand-made in small batches with locally foraged hedgerow botanicals, this refreshingly stylish craft gin with its elegant juniper notes and subtle herb & floral tones is the perfect partner for a premium tonic or delicious in a variety of cocktails.

One 5cl Rhubarb & Raspberry Hedgerow Gin
Inspired by the iconic local crop, whilst a lot of rhubarb gins are sweetened, Sloemotion not add any sugar allowing the tangy sharpness of the crimson stems to mingle with the pleasant fruitiness of raspberries and the hedgerow botanicals. Make no mistake this is a dry gin.

One 5cl Hedgerow Botanical Vodka
A refreshingly different drink and one that blurs the lines between gin and vodka, uniting them both with it’s subtle, botanical nature. Made using grain Vodka with six hedgerow botanicals Rosehip, Crabapple, Elderflower, Nettle Leaf and Sloe Stones.

One 5cl Sloe Gin
Sloemotion’s signature product, first created more than 15 years ago, has all the qualities of the classic, homemade liqueur. Steeped in the traditional way over a period of months this award-winning product has rich, aromatic, cherry notes from the sloe and a hint of almond from the stone gives a full flavour in the mouth. The quality of the London dry gin base cuts through providing a short, dry finish.

You will also receive a shopping list (inexpensive and easy to find) of the additional ingredients you’ll need, such as orange juice and a lemon. Plus a list of the essential tools to help create the perfect drink, like a glass and a measure – don’t worry an egg cup will do!

If you’re vegan or gluten intolerant don’t worry, as all of the products are suitable for you, and if you’re allergic to anything else, rest assured the team will be checking before sending any gift packs out.

If you don’t drink alcohol, don’t fear, this is for you too! The team at Sloemotion will tailor non-alcoholic cocktails for you, just email them at when you make your booking and they’ll send you an extra special hamper of Yorkshire Goodies.

Please book early so that we can ensure your samples arrive with you in plenty of time. We can’t wait to see you there!

Book your place now, and end the week with this unique cocktail hour, from the comfort of your own home!



Founded in 2002, Sloemotion is an artisan spirits distillery based at Green Farm, in the village of Barton-le-Willows, just north of York and nearby to the market town of Malton, Yorkshire’s food capital.



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