Gin is fast becoming the most popular tipple in bars across Aberdeenshire, and Scotland as a whole. It is as fashionable as it is refreshing.
Apart from the taste, gin drinkers love this versatile tipple as it comes in a variety of flavours, colours, and specially-designed bottles. For men and women, gin has never been so popular.
Perhaps you are reading this in agreement? Or maybe you are not a gin drinker at all? Whether you are a seasoned sipper, or a complete beginner, there is one place you need to go to this summer, and that’s Aberdeen Gin Fest.
The annual event is back for a second year running at The Lemon Tree for a two-day celebration of gin, as more than double the number of exhibitors promise to attend this year’s festival than in 2017!
Besides good gin, attend the Aberdeen Gin Fest and you are promised some great food from local producers, live music and a selection of FREE masterclasses across the two-day extravaganza.
Unlike the previous year, guests attending the festival – on July 6 and 7 – will be able to purchase their favourite bottle (or two) directly from the exhibitors’ stands at The Lemon Tree.
As well as celebrating traditional gins, there will be an opportunity to sample trendy new gin products. And it’s not just gin – everyone will be catered for with non-gin-related products also on offer.
Last year’s event attracted almost 1,000 people. This year, organisers at Aberdeen-based Langstane Liquor Company Ltd, are expecting an even bigger crowd, so have increased the capacity of the venue.
Ben Iravani, Director at Langstane Liquor, said: “We were thrilled with the response we received last year, and we are now aiming to provide a bigger and better event for everybody, both exhibitors and visitors, this time around.
“This is an exciting time for gin producers, and the drinks industry generally. We look forward to showcasing some new and innovative products, alongside some already well-established names, all of which people will be able to sample.
“This time we are also opening up the event to a selection of non-gin products, so that those who are not ‘gin lovers’ themselves can also come along and enjoy the event.”
*The Gin Fest will take place over three sessions: one on Friday evening (July 6) with an afternoon and evening session on Saturday (July 7). Tickets are available now from Eventbrite (click here to book) and Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA). For more information on the festival, visit the Aberdeen Gin Fest website by clicking here.