As part of our commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Hogarth’s death, the Trust has invited Dr Steven Parissien once again to present his famous Lecture on The History of Gin with a tasting of different samples.
This event took place at 7pm on 31 July 2014 at The George & Devonshire on Hogarth Roundabout, London W4, a pub which existed when Hogarth lived in Chiswick. We are grateful to Steven Parissien provided a lively account of gin drinking and a tasting which encouraged the audience to identify the “botanicals” which flavour the gin and choose their favourite gins. And thanks must go to the George & Devonshire staff who cheerfully coped with this odd event and provided a tasty beef supper for a large crowd after the talk.
Gin tasting only, £20 per person
Gin tasting and beef supper (vegetarian alternative can be provided), £35 per person
Please order your tickets in advance as places are limited. Send your cheque made out to ‘The William Hogarth Trust’, with a stamped addressed envelope to Gin Tasting, 25 Hartington Road, London W4 3TL. Make sure you provide full details of your order (lecture or lecture-and-supper and your dietary requirements) plus contact details, including an email or phone number for any last minute information.
The BBC’s online News Magazine now has a feature on Hogarth and gin.