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Exciting festival of Scottish gins returns to Campbeltown for the second year running

A festival of Scottish gins is returning to Campbeltown for the second year running after a hugely successful inaugural event.

Published: February 27, 2019
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Gintyre will take place at the Campbeltown Town Hall, from the 12th to the 14th of April.

The festival will give gin fans in the Mull of Kintyre the opportunity to meet producers and try gins from local companies Beinn an Tuirc Distillers (Kintyre Gin) and William Cadenheads (Old Raj) as well as invited guest producers from around Scotland.


Picture: Gintyre

The main event will occur on Saturday the 13th of April, in the magnificently
restored Campbeltown Town Hall, while a number of Fringe events are also planned for the weekend.

These include a Gin Dinner at the award-winning Ardshiel Hotel, an Open Day at Beinn an Tuirc Distillery on the Torrisdale Estate and a special screening of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ at the historic Campbeltown Picture House.

Emma Macalister Hall, director of Beinn an Tuirc Distillers, who collaborated with Explore Campbeltown and Campbeltown Town Hall to launch the event last year, said: "Our aim is to encourage visitors to come to Kintyre to experience this unique part of Scotland whilst taking the opportunity to sample some of Scotland’s finest gins.”

• Tickets are available now from Eventbrite. For more information on all the Gintyre events please visit

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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