Gin has taken the world by storm, now said to be the new Whisky. You can find Gin in products such as chocolate and tea. Did you know the by-product is used in the production of aftershave and perfume? Here’s what you need to know about Gin and the incredible Edinburgh Gin Festival.
Edinburgh Gin Festival Celebrates 3rd Successful Year
Celebrating Gin in Edinburgh
Are you a Gin Explorer? Have you visited the Edinburgh Gin Festival? Edinburgh celebrated its 3rd Gin Festival at the Corn Exchange, with over 100 gins available to enjoy.
New At This Years Edinburgh Gin Festival
This year the Gin Festival implemented a cash-free bar, where you pre-loaded a scannable wristband. It went down a treat with minimising the amount of time you had to wait in line at the bar, with more time to enjoy the live music, masterclasses and of course gin.
What You Need To Know
Did you know that you should not inhale the aroma of a straight gin or any other alcohol more than 40%? As it burns and will damage the inside of your nose. You should first use the back of your hand for a neutral scent and then gently move the glass back and forth under your noise for a smooth aroma. Learn much more on one of the entertaining and informative masterclasses.
Gin Taster Stands
There were several tasting gin stands including Tinker, Persie and Edinburgh Gin. What’s your favourite gin? The distilled spirit with a dash of tonic, a mixer or perhaps a cocktail.
Gins and Gincredible Cocktails
With over 100 gins and 6 gincredible cocktails available, it was hard to choose which one to have first! First up and recommended was the Zymurgorium Sweet Violet distilled in Manchester, England with an ABV 19%. It was delicious. If you like and enjoy the parma violet sweets, you will love it.
I hope you enjoyed reading about the Edinburgh Gin Festival. Don’t worry if you missed this gin event, there are events taking place throughout the UK.
We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh for the 2018 event. Happy Gin Journey:) x
The Corn Exchange is located 20 minutes from Edinburgh’s main shopping street – Princes Street. From there the easiest way to reach the event is either by taxi or the 44 Lothian Bus.
There is a number of accommodation options available in both Edinburgh city centre and the surrounding areas.
Please Drink Responsibly
Thank you, Gin Festival