To celebrate the festive season and Scottish gin, The Gin School Scotland has announced the launch of their 12 Gins of Christmas festival in Aberdeenshire.

The event, which is being held in partnership with the Station Hotel in Stonehaven, will run on Sunday 15th December over one afternoon session.

A spokesperson for the event said: “We have hand-picked 12 of Scotland’s finest craft distillers who will tell their unique stories while offering tastings and carefully matched mixers on the day.”

The festival, which will run from 12pm until 6pm at the popular hotel and costs £12, will also see each guest also receive a complimentary Gin n Tonic on arrival.

To date, confirmed producers taking part include Alexanders Gin (new to the market and from Stonehaven) Mcleans Gin, Biggar Gin, Linlithgow Gin, Pentland Hills Gin, Fairytale gin, Carnoustie gin, Lost Loch spirits, Pixel spirits and the new Cairngorm gin – who will be making their festival debut.

The spokesperson added: “There will be incredible food straight from the grill from Smoke and Soul, Aberdeenshires premier caterers, who have recently featured in the book Street Food Scotland by Ailidh Forlan.

“There will be a charity raffle in aid of Pillar Kincardine, to win a fabulous Christmas hamper.”

• Tickets are available to buy here 

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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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