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February 14, 2020

You need to be sharpish if you want to wet your whistle at the next event from The Gin To My Tonic.

Taking place at Glasgow's SEC from Friday 13  to Sunday 15 March, the event is already proving very popular.

In fact, at the time of writing (14th Feb), tickets for the noon to 4pm session on the Saturday are already sold out.

Billed as the largest gin festival in the UK, The Gin To My Tonic Show will give guests the chance to meet the makers behind over 60 premium gin and mixer brands.

There will be more than 250 varieties of gin on show and, as well as tastings, customers can look forward to well-stocked gin and cocktail bars; cocktail making masterclasses; taste challenges, presentations from distilleries; tonic and garnish tutorials, and theatrical bartender performances.


Beer geeks assemble!

We will also mention the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival which returns to the capital's Biscuit Factory this summer.

Taking place from Friday 17 to Saturday 18 July, it is some way off but it has sold out quickly in previous years.

As well as three sessions over the two days, guests have the option of buying the Beer Geek Weekender pass which gives access to all of the sessions.

In addition to Scottish brewers such as FierceTempestPilot and Vault City, English breweries travelling north for the festival will include The KernelVerdant and North Brew Co.

From further afield come Mikkeller from Denmark; The White Hag brewed in Ireland; Collective Arts from Canada; Dugges travelling from Sweden, and even the likes of Stone & Wood from Australia.

Street food

The music line-up has yet to be announced but guests can start licking their chops in anticipation of a variety of dishes from top Scottish restaurants and street food vendors.

So far confirmed are Harajuku Kitchen which will be serving up its authentic Japanese gyoza and Bross Bagels which will have a range of its Montreal-style bagels available.

Tickets are priced from £46 and include entry, samples of beers from the breweries, a special festival beer glass, access to the festival’s pop-up kitchens and music acts.

Many more breweries and food vendors will be announced at a later date.