Edinburgh Gin Festival and Experiences
Today marks the launch of the UK’s largest Gin Festival in Edinburgh. Is there a better combination?
With over 100 gins, the Edinburgh Gin Festival will cater for all the gin loving residents of Edinburgh and showcase some of the world’s best gins, including some wonderful Scottish gins. (Of which there are many!)
Where & When:
- Corn Exchange, 10 New Market Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ
- Friday 23rd October Evening Session: 6.30pm – 11pm
- Saturday 24th October Afternoon Session: 12.30pm – 5pm
- Saturday 24th October Evening Session: 6.30pm – 11pm
How do I get tickets?
Tickets available from www.ginfestival.co.uk/events
Throughout the evening, there will be live entertainment, talks from gin industry experts, food available to buy and lots of chit chat with other gin lovers alike. If you’re new to gin, don’t worry, the friendly staff will recommend plenty to get you going or tell you about their own personal favourites.
With the arrival of this wonderful festival, we thought you might be interested in finding out a bit more about some of our favourite local gin experiences and products.
A Gin Tasting at One Square
If you would like to discover more about the 70 plus fabulous gins behind the bar at One Square but don’t quite know where to begin, then one of their gin tasting packages are just the tonic. With a chance to sample some current favourite serves – from English classics to the new school of boutique Scottish producers – this is the ideal way to get better acquainted with this most intriguing of spirits.
Cost: £25 for 4 Gins
Made in Edinburgh, Daffy’s Gin is a delicious London Dry gin, not a sweetened or heavily flavoured gin but a Gin that can be enjoyed straight. Botanicals are steeped for 4 days, (as opposed to the usual few hours), which gives the gin a great depth of flavour and intensity. Distilled with Lebanese Mint, a soft salad mint grown in Mignonne’s father’s vineyard in the Becca Valley in Lebanon, the gin has toffee, buttery, creamy notes. The distillery is not currently running tours but they are hoping to in the near future, keep your eyes peeled! (We love Daffy’s so just HAD to feature them!)
The name ‘DAFFY’ is an old Dickensian/ Victorian nickname for gin from the early 1800s, just as ‘booze’ is today for alcohol ‘Daffy’ was the slang for gin. #WhatTheDickins
Pickering’s Gin and LockedIn Edinburgh
This multi award winning, marvellously mixed gin is hand crafted at Summerhall Distillery – the first exclusive gin distillery to be established in Edinburgh for over 150 years. Based on an original Bombay recipe, kept secret since 1947, Pickering’s is a spectacularly smooth and flavoursome gin. Perfect for all social animals.
Fancy a Lock-In?
Pickering’s Gin and LockedIn Edinburgh have teamed up to offer an experience like no other- the first distillery-themed escape game.
Located at Summerhall, LockedIn Edinburgh escape game makes use of the original rooms in the old small animal hospital, which closed its doors to veterinary teaching back in 2011. Their first game asked you to stop Dr C Lion experimenting on the animals left behind from the Vet School. Now, we need your help to foil a plot to blow up Summerhall Distillery. Could it be an employee plotting the company’s downfall?
Solve the clues in less than an hour- save yourselves, save the distillery and save the gin.
Cost: £20 per person includes a tour of Summerhall Distillery, gin sampling and your chance to make it out the distillery alive.
• web: lockedinedinburgh.com
• email: [email protected]
• phone: 0131 560 1487
Our Edinburgh Gin Visitor Centre is a treasure trove of juniper delight, right in the heart of the capital’s West End.
It’s here that the team produce small-batch gins. The Gin Making Experience is the ultimate treat for any gin-lover. A tutored tasting will whet the whistle before you get to blend magical botanicals into your own bespoke gin.
A gin-uinely unique experience!
Whatever gin you drink, Edinburgh is the place for you and we can help you find your home from home here!