Rotarians’ high tea with a difference

Around 80 people attended the gin-tasting event
Around 80 people attended the gin-tasting event

Ellon Rotary Club combined International Women’s Day and a Purple-4-Polio high tea at a recent gin-tasting evening.

Around 80 people attended the event organised by Bob Black.

A variety of gin flavours were available

A variety of gin flavours were available

Along with members Eleanor Macalister and Christine Paterson, the trio came up with the idea of celebrating the two events by having a “half” high tea with scones, cakes and tray bakes for the second course of the meal, instead of a dessert.

Dorothy Keith, of the Station Hotel, where the club meets every Wednesday, produced a delicious array of scones, jam, cakes and tray bakes.

All were washed down with tea, coffee and gin and tonic.

One of the gins, made locally, had as one of its base ingredients of botanicals, high quality Sri Lankan tea.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, heading home well educated on gin, International Women’s Day and Purple4Polio.