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September 5, 2016
Martin Duffy: gin king and organiser of The Juniper Festival.
Martin Duffy: gin king and organiser of The Juniper Festival.

After running for three years in Edinburgh, The Juniper Festival is making its debut in Glasgow.

The one-day event, which takes place on Saturday 10th September at Glasgow’s SWG3 venue, will celebrate the ever increasing popularity of gin in Scotland and showcases the amazing range of quality new gins now distilled across Scotland.

Visitors will be able to sample from a wide variety of gins including Pickering’s, Daffy’s, Caorunn, Minus 33, and Glasgow gin, Makar, each presenting their unique flavours and serves.

Of course, a gin festival wouldn’t be complete without tonic and Fentimans and Fever Tree will be in attendance alongside Scottish tonic brands Walter Gregor and Bon Accord. There will also be a range of craft products and food available.

Fantastic gin selection

Martin Duffy, founder, Juniper Festival commented:

‘We’ve had three great years in Edinburgh and have been keen to take the Juniper Festival to Glasgow so it’s great to see this ambition realised in 2016.  We’ve got a fantastic selection of gins coming along to provide visitors with an education as well as the chance to try them.

‘Since 2012 over fifty new gin distilleries have launched across the UK, with seventy per cent of all gin produced in Britain coming from Scotland, and so the industry really is on the rise both north and south of the border. Each distillery uses its own unique blend of botanicals – no two are the same which I love.

Gin sampling

‘We will have gins represented at the event from all over the UK including Glasgow and so there will be a huge range for visitors to sample and explore. They will also have the chance to attend master classes with a number of these celebrated brands so it’s set to be a great day for anyone who enjoys gin or trying something new.’


Tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite, priced at £16.50. The event consists of two sessions: 12pm-4pm and 5.30pm-10pm.

There will be food available at both sessions but should you decide to eat out before or after attending the festival, we have a great selection of 5pm restaurants in Finnieston and the West End.