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June 29, 2016
Raise a glass to Gindependence Day at Mother's Bar on Monday 4th July.
Raise a glass to Gindependence Day at Mother’s Bar on Monday 4th July.

You don’t need to be a regular reader of the 5pm Dining blog to know that when it comes to gin we are mad for it.

Judging by the popularity of our latest ginfographic of Scottish gins so are our followers.

Of course, Scotland is not the only country experiencing a gin boom. Our cousins in the States are also enthusiastic participants in the great gin revival.

Putting two and two together, we are guessing that you will be very keen to hear of the Gindependence Day event taking place at Mother’s Bar in Edinburgh on Monday, 4th July.

American craft gins

The evening will see guests try five different American craft gins: Death’s Door, Aviation, Cold River, Fifty Pounds and Glorious Gin.

Tickets are £20 which includes five cocktails, American nibbles and a Gindependence tour.

Opened in 2014 Mother’s has always been a haven for the gin drinker. As well as a formidable range of gins, they are also very clued up about the best mixers and garnishes to pair them with.

Great offers

Having recently joined 5pm Dining, Mother’s Bar has some serious deals on offer. For example, two people could book in tomorrow via 5pm for steak and a drink for £12.50. There is also a one person offer for brunch and tea/coffee for a fiver.

We like the look of the £25 offer which buys six gins, two tonics and three light bite nibbles – perfect for an after work catch-up with a friend.

Tickets for Gindependence Day are here. You can also buy them over the bar.

Gin dinner from The Shandon Belles

Glasgow gin-lovers need not miss out. The Shandon Belles on Argyle Street is running a series of monthly gin dinners over the next few months.

Each night will feature a different gin host.

While tasting their gin neat, guests will learn about the gin’s history and the unique combination of botanicals used in its production.

You will also enjoy each gin as a perfect serve – made with its ideal mixer and garnish.

The gin experience will be followed with a two course meal. Tickets are £30 and the first dinner is on the 4th of August.