True OriGINs Scottish Gin Festival comes home
- Katharine Gemmell
- 21 January 2019
After last year's successful event in London, the gin festival heads to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Banchory and Inverurie in 2019
With the great gin boom showing no signs of slowing down, gin enthusiasts in Scotland will be happy to hear that True OriGINs – The Scottish Gin Festival is making its way back home in 2019. The interactive and multi-sensory festival aims to take guests on a journey of discovery where they can drink, eat, listen, smell and discover all that is new in the gin world.
True OriGINs is the brainchild of brothers Mungo and Guy Finlayson, co-founders of the MFGF Events company that organises the Banchory and Inverurie Beer Festivals. With their wealth of experience in the industry, they strived to create a gin festival that would engage and educate gin lovers on the Scottish industry and its supreme wild botanicals.
Previously the festival was held as a one-off event in Aberdeen, but last year the festival took a successful trip down to London, attracting over 4000 visitors throughout the weekend. The unique festival will make four stops in its home nation: The Barn in Banchory (Fri 15–Sat 16 Feb); The Biscuit Factory in Edinburgh (Fri 29–Sat 30 Mar); Lochter Activity Centre in Inverurie (Fri 19–Sat 20 Apr); and the Briggait in Glasgow (Fri 31 May–Sat 1 Jun).
With eight dedicated bars that cover each region of Scotland, you'll be able to try tipples from the Islands, the Highlands, Aberdeen and Shire, Angus and Fife, Perthshire and Stirling, Edinburgh and Lothians, Strathclyde and the Lowlands. Over 80 Scottish gins will be available on the day, with each chosen specifically by the organisers based on their quality and distinctive maker's story.
Similar to the London event, the organisers have made all of their bars cashless. They provides top-up cards or you can download the TicketCo Wallet app, which even tracks your orders so you remember what you liked. Included in the ticket price is also your own Scottish gin bible and a festival glass.
For more information and to buy tickets head to the festival's website.