Wednesday, 6 August 2014

WIN Tickets to Rock The Farm at Chase Distillery!

BOY, have we got something exciting for you!

You know Chase Distillery, right? We’ve featured them a number of times here at Vinspire; we visited them earlier this year, and if you’ve watched our first cocktail how-to video, then you’ll have spotted their fine Elderflower Liqueur being used. YUM.

Anyway, did you know that they host a premium-booze-fuelled festival called Rock The Farm on the last weekend of August? It’s held at the centre of all things Chase, at the distillery on Rosemaund Farm, Hereford, and for the first time tickets are open to the public! Every drinks enthusiast, rather than just industry folk, have the opportunity to be part of this unique, and very British food and drink festival. Yey!

What’s more, we’ve been given 3 PAIRS OF WEEKEND WITH CAMPING TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY! Yeah, you heard.. TO GIVE AWAY! 

You can expect to be amongst some of the world’s best bar tenders, pioneers of the drinks industry, and various legends of the entertainment world; Mystery Jets, Huw Stephens and The Cuban Brothers will be busting some tunes, to name a few.. There’ll be a mouth-watering food village, a mind-blowing mix of bars, distillery tours, plenty of taster sessions, three stages of music, a hidden cinema, botanical room, and something about Willy’s secret..!?!

Sounds incredible, don’t you agree?

Central to Rock The Farm is the Chase Cup; a cocktail competition where bartenders compete with their super refined Chase concoction in front of a panel of industry-specific judges.

This year, entrants have devised a recipe using a minimum 50ml measure of Chase Vodka or Williams Chase Gin (limited editions are allowed), accompanied with a story behind their cocktail, some jargon about what the appeal of the drink is, and an explanation of why the flavours work well together.

The crowned champion will be rewarded with an all-inclusive trip for two to Chateau Constantin Chase in Provence to learn about the art of winemaking, followed by an all expenses paid country retreat to the 5* Verzon House Hotel in Herefordshire, where the winner and a guest will be treated to a two night stay, fabulous food and delectable drink.. It’ll be a MUST SEE, packed with competitive banter, serious shaking, and some superb creations to try! What’s not to like?

You’ll have to rest your head after all this fun, so camping at Rock The Farm is a definite, though maybe ‘glamping’ is more appropriate. Bring your tent and you can pitch up on the lawn at the rear of the distillery, with views over the orchard and famous Chase potato fields. There are showers, nice toilets and some chill out areas to round up a much-anticipated festival gem waiting for you on the 30th & 31st August.

I’ve convinced you now, surely?

One weekend camping ticket is worth £100, so why not enter our FABULOUS giveaway for you AND a friend to get in on the action? You’d be crazy not to!

To enter, please just do any (or all) of the following:
  • Like the giveaway post on our Facebook page (make sure you’re a liker of our page too!) and comment underneath telling us your favourite Chase product and how you drink it.
  • Or, if you’re not big on the social media front, comment under this post telling us your favourite Chase product and how you drink it.
The competition is open until Thursday 14th August at noon - we will pick three entries at random and announce the winners by Friday 15th August. Just enough time to organise your camping equipment and transport! You can view more info about Rock The Farm via their website

Good luck!

Small print: This giveaway is only open to UK residents (sorry, overseas readers!) and entrants must be aged 18 or over and free to attend the festival during the last weekend of August. No travel costs are included. The giveaway closes at midday on Thursday 14th August and late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances. You may enter once each on Twitter, Facebook, or by commenting on the blog, but any further entries will be disqualified. Three pairs of weekend with camping tickets for Rock The Farm were donated to Vinspire by the lovely folks at Chase Distillery, and they have in no way paid us for our opinions! Unfortunately, none of the Vinspire team are eligible to win the tickets (sucks for us!) The winners will be notified on Friday 15th August and will have 24 hours to come forward. If we’ve not heard back, we shall have to pick another winner (sorry). If you have any questions, feel free to email us.


  1. Rhubarb vodka and soda over lots of ice

  2. elderflower liqueur is to die for! on a summer's day, sitting by a river....

  3. Chase vodka, with ginger ale, over ice.

  4. Chase Summer Fruit cup vodka, lots of fresh lime and soda over ice with fresh mint. I have drunk this all summer... and will continue through the winter.

  5. Chase vodka, with ginger ale, over ice.

  6. The Marmalade Vodka- mixed with sugar, orange juice, lemon and crushed ice in a blender. Drank from a jam jar and moustache straw (Y)

  7. extra dry gin, tonic water, cucumber and fresh lime. Perfect :)