The nation’s love of gin is as integral to the British stereotype as tea and fish and chips.
That’s why it was pretty overwhelming to hear that an artisanal mobile gin van fully-stocked with booze is available to hire.
Unless you’re having a pretty hi-octane family BBQ, the van is best to hire for weddings and big events.
‘We get inundated with requests asking if we can provide our cocktails and drinks for their private celebrations,’ says Nick Whitby, who is part of the van’s mothership brand, The New World Trading Company.
‘The Wanderer is perfect for this.
‘The vehicle has been adapted to house a sleek bar but it also promises to deliver our highest standard of award winning cocktails and drinks no matter where the celebration is, up and down the country.”
According to our sources, the mobile bar, named The Wanderer, is stocked with all of the high-end spirit a human could dream of — including the high-market joys of Plymouth Gin.
The fully-stocked bar, which began its life as a Citroen HY van, also includes a selection of cocktails and ‘world-class’ ales for those who fancy devouring the breadth of the alcoholic experience.
Aside from a spirit selection that’s a far cry from a supermarket budget range, the van itself doesn’t come without quite the price tag.
The minimum hire for the fully-stocked bar is £1,500 — and that’s without the £500 charge for the bar team, ice and glassware.
Although we don’t need an excuse to quaff the magnificent drink that is gin, apparently the botanical spirit has some medicinal properties.
Drinking gin and tonic, rather than red wine and beer, can help hay fever sufferers.
In the meantime, it’s gin van o’clock.
Hold tight — even your Auntie Martha might struggle to drink this van dry.