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Scottish Juniper Festival set to make its Glasgow debut this month

The Juniper Festival is making its debut in Glasgow this month after three successful years in the capital.

Published: September 2, 2016
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The festival celebrates the ever increasing popularity of gin in Scotland and showcases the amazing range of quality new gins now distilled across Scotland.

The one-day event, which takes place on Saturday 10th September at Glasgow’s SWG3 venue, will host a large collection of celebrated gin brands, appealing to consumers with an appetite to discover, sample and enjoy.

Visitors will be able to sample from a wide variety of gins including Pickering’s, Daffy’s, Caorunn, Minus 33, and Glasgow gin, Makar, each presenting their unique flavours and serves. And a gin festival wouldn’t be complete without tonic of course - Fentimans and Fever Tree will be in attendance alongside Scottish tonic brands Walter Gregor and Bon Accord. There will also be a range of craft products and food available.

Martin Duffy, who founded the Juniper Festival, commented: “We’ve had three great years in Edinburgh and have been keen to take the Juniper Festival to Glasgow so it’s great to see this ambition realised in 2016. We’ve got a fantastic selection of gins coming along to provide visitors with an education as well as the chance to try them.

“Since 2012 over fifty new gin distilleries have launched across the UK, with seventy per cent of all gin produced in Britain coming from Scotland, and so the industry really is on the rise both north and south of the border. Each distillery uses its own unique blend of botanicals – no two are the same which I love. We will have gins represented at the event from all over the UK including Glasgow of course, and so there will be a huge range for visitors to sample and explore, and they will also have the chance to attend masterclasses with a number of these celebrated brands so it’s set to be a great day for anyone who enjoys gin or trying something new.”

• Tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite, priced at £16.50. The event consists of two sessions: 12pm – 4pm & 5.30pm – 10pm.

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