One experience that really has captured our attention, however, is a gin cruise.
Most recently, Artisan Drinks announced that London would have their first gin cruise. If you’re north of the border, the good news is that a gin cruise already exists and is taking bookings for 2018.
Juniper Festival & Events is Scotland’s first ever gin festival and has been running since 2014. They also happen to run a highly successful gin cruise.
On board a canal boat called Lochrin Belle, expect a fabulous two hour tasting departing from Fountainbridge, Edinburgh.
Not to alarm anybody but this fabulous vessel is actually purple and looks like a gin dream boat.
This experience includes the opportunity to sample five Scottish gins as you cross. You’ll sample each neat, followed by a mixed drink or cocktail.
It’s also an opportunity to learn all about the fascinating history of gin and juniper whilst enjoying some tasty bites.
If you fancy hopping aboard, current availability is looking limited already, with few dates far and between.
However, the good news is the cruises run up to November, with more dates added throughout the year.
You can even organise a private cruise for groups of 16 if you wish – perfect for hen parties or gin parties alike.