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6 gin events happening this weekend in Scotland

Celebrate World Gin Day on Saturday (10th June) with one of these juniper-infused events

Published: June 9, 2017
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The Juniper Festival

(SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow G3 8QG)

Price: £21.50 per ticket

Time: Friday 9th - 5pm to 10pm, Saturday 10th - 11.30am - 4.00pm and 5.00pm - 9.30pm

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Picture: Juniper Festival Facebook

The Juniper Festivals have become a mainstay in any Gin lover’s calendar, and this year the festival returned to Summerhall in Edinburgh (2nd-4th June) and will be popping up in SWG3 in Glasgow this weekend, all culminating to World Gin Day on the 10th of June.

The Festivals not only showcase a vast range of gins, guests are also able to meet the people behind the brands and enjoy tasters from each, as well as listen to expert talks.

If you get peckish there will be a range of street food available and if you find your favourite gin, purchases can be made from the bottle shop.

Gin Fest

(The Bonar Hall, Dundee DD1 1PB)

Price: £15 per session

Time: from 1pm

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The Gin Fest will be showcasing Scottish Gins (old and new), in the form of perfect serves and cocktails.
Guests will receive a Gin Fest balloon glass, the festival brochure (which tells you more about each gin and their perfect serves, along with some recipes) and a voucher for a free drink at the Gin and Fizz bar.

Gin lovers can sample the brands before buying bottles to take home, as well as finding out more (and trying) the perfect serves related to each gin.

The day will be split into three session, and there will be live music and talks from industry experts throughout each.

The Vine

(Magdalen Yard Road, Dundee DD1 4NE)

Price: free

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Time: 4.30pm– 9.30pm

If you fancy celebrating World Gin Day by sampling some of The Vine's 130 gins from around the world then pick up a free ticket for this one-day event from Eventbright.

Try an old favourite or discover something new, and if the gins give you an appetite for more then G&T's will be available on-site for £4 each.

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Smithies Deli

(16 Keptie St, Arbroath DD11 1RG)

Price: free

Time: from 12pm

World Gin Day Scotland

Picture: Smithies Deli Facebook

Arbroath residents that love all things juniper will enjoy Smithies Deli's World Gin Day event on Saturday.

Showcasing their impressive collection of over 180 gins that are on sale in the deli, guests can look forward to samples, G&T's, a new Scottish Gin menu and some delicious gin-inspired bakes.

Angel's Share

(7 - 11 Hope Street, Edinburgh  EH24EL)

Price: free

Time: until midnight

World Gin Day Scotland

Picture: Angel's Share Facebook

If you're a fan of Tanqueray gin then head over to the Angel's Share Hotel in Edinburgh this weekend. To celebrate World Gin Day the bar is offering three ultimate Tanqueray gins - Tanqueray Export Strength,
Tanqueray Rangpur and Tanqueray 10 - from £7 each.

Served as you like, these gins are available alongside the range of Scottish whiskies, gins and beers available within the city centre bar.


(325 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3PT)

Price: free

Time: 10am-midnight

World Gin Day Scotland

Picture: Ardnamurchan Facebook

Newly opened, Ardnamurchan prides itself on serving Scotland's best produce from the land and shore.

And this reflects in the restaurant's bar, which is home to Scottish whiskies, beers and of course, gin. Ardnamurchan will be celebrating gin in all of its forms this weekend, including cocktails, perfect serves and straight up.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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