British chef Ollie Dabbous has collaborated with Yorkshire-based Slingsby Gin to create a bespoke gin serve for his residence at Royal Ascot.
Dabbous, who is currently at the helm of Hide in Piccadilly, visited the Spirit of Harrogate headquarters in North Yorkshire to create his own bespoke Slingsby gin serve and will be serving it to guests at his brand new, trackside Royal Enclosure restaurant ‘Sandringham’ this year at Royal Ascot.
During his visit to Slingsby, Dabbous carefully hand-selected local botanicals and fruits from Rudding Park Hotel kitchen garden, to include in his bespoke Slingsby gin serve and worked with head mixologist Alex Hanson through the distillation process to find his preferred style and create the perfect bespoke gin for Royal Ascot, which is designed to pair perfectly with his menu.
Dabbous explained: “Working with a like-minded British brand like Slingsby is a total pleasure. I really enjoyed the Master Distillers experience and the botanicals in the bespoke gin serve that I have created pairs perfectly with the Sandringham menu for Royal Ascot. I am really looking forward to seeing how the guests respond to it and I hope they enjoy it as much as I do.”
Marcus Black co-founder of Slingsby Gin added: “We are thrilled to have collaborated with Ollie Dabbous as part of our Royal Ascot sponsorship. Here at Slingbsy we are extremely proud of our British heritage and roots, so when the opportunity arose to work with one of the most sought after and talented chefs in Britain, we jumped at the chance. We are honoured to have been named the racecourse’s official gin supplier this year and we are excited to work with Ollie to ‘raise the standard’ by delivering the best possible dining experience for customers at Royal Ascot.”
As the official gin supplier to Ascot, Slingsby Gin has exclusive pouring rights across the racecourse during Royal Ascot this month as well as exposure through exclusive branding and activations, branded bars for the season and inclusion in event coverage which is broadcast in almost 200 territories around the world.