The Great British Gin Festival returns for 2019
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After an explosive 2018, with almost 30 tour stops across the UK, The Great British Gin Festival will return in 2019 with an initial 20 dates announced from February to July.
So, where will the gin festival be popping up this year? Expect the tonics to be flowing in Edinburgh, Colchester, Northamptonshire, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Portsmouth, London, Winchester, Maidstone, Newcastle, Reading, Hartlepool, Ipswich, Kettering, Jersey, and the Isle Of Wight.
The festival features over 100 different international gins, from household names and unusual
Available to purchase will be 25ml test tubes (perfect to share) or full bottles of
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Guests should prepare to have their taste buds
The event also stocks a vast number of gin liqueurs, which have boomed in popularity over the past year. Brands featured at the upcoming dates include Smeatons Gin,
At each event, festival-goers can visit trade stands from the finest gin producers where samples are available to taste, hear talks about the history of gin, watch demonstrations of gin production, and be entertained by expert mixologists as they create eye-catching cocktail recipes complete with dry ice displays.
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Bars at The Great British Gin Festival operate a ‘no cash’ system: simply buy a drinks card on entry, where £5 buys a single measure of gin, garnish and a mixer. Cash and card payments are accepted at the drinks card stand.
The dates of the gin tour are as follows:
02/02/19 Colchester - Charter Hall
09/02/19 Hartlepool - Borough Hall
23/02/19 Winchester - Guildhall
09/03/19 Portsmouth - Pyramids
23/03/19 Ipswich - Corn Exchange
29/03/19 Kettering- Wicksteed Park
30/03/19 Kettering- Wicksteed Park
12/04/19 Bristol - Passenger Shed
13/04/19 Bristol - Passenger Shed
20/04/19 Edinburgh – Assembly Rooms
17/05/19 Birmingham - The Mill
18/05/19 Birmingham - The Mill
25/05/19 Isle Of Wight - Cowes Yacht Haven
01/06/19 Cardiff – Depot
07/06/19 Maidstone – Kent Event Centre
08/06/19 Maidstone – Kent Event Centre
22/06/19 Newcastle – Civic Centre
29/06/19 London - The Grand
06/07/19 Reading – Town Hall
27/07/19 Jersey – Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society
Find out more at www.thegreatbritishginfest.co.uk