The Juniper Festival is returning to Edinburgh


If you’re not quite over the fact that a gin cruise exists in Edinburgh, then you’ll be delighted to know that the Scottish capital also has their very own gin festival.

The Juniper Festival is the brainchild of Solid Liquids, who run a variety of amazing gin experiences across Edinburgh.

It’s essentially a huge celebration of all things gin with music, entertainment, Scottish street food, craft stalls and gin cocktails galore.

Between May 31 to June 2, the festival will take up residence at Edinburgh’s arty Summerhall. Now in its fifth year, the drinks event will this year launch a ‘Makers & Mixers’ theme.

You’ve read all about the makers, now meet them with the event’s new Distillers Room.

Shaking up tradition, this year’s festival will bring together over 20 top gin distillers from around the world into one room.

Armed with a bottle of gin, each distiller will mingle with guests, hand pouring samples and offering an unmissable opportunity for gin enthusiasts to get to grips with their favourite brands and the people behind them.

There will also be informative talks and masterclasses from brands and leading authorities in a program of 30 minute sessions.

If you love meeting and greeting the brands who make your favourite tipple, now’s your chance to get up close, whilst also trying new and interesting gins and serves.

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This year, the festival has also pulled together Scotland’s finest creative mixologists to create the most distinctive and imaginative cocktails around – with many available to buy.

There really is no better place to enjoy your gin this summer!


The Juniper Gin Festival takes place from the 1-3 June at the following times:  

  • Friday 1st June 5.30pm – 10pm
  • Saturday 2nd June 12pm – 4.30pm,
  • Saturday 2nd June 5.30pm – 10pm
  • Sunday 3rd June 12pm – 4.30pm

Tickets are on sale now for £22.50 from the Solid Liquids website and includes a G&T on arrival.


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