October sees the return of one of the UK’s premier gin events, The Big Big Gin Festival Edinburgh.
In 2018 it was the largest attended gin festival in Edinburgh. The show returns to the Corn Exchange over three sessions on the 12 and 13 October.
It’s a big month for Edinburgh because the day after The Big Big Gin Festival is the start of Edinburgh Cocktail Week, where you can drink gin in a private cocktail dome.
On your arrival you will receive your very own exclusive 2019 Big Gin Festival Glass. You’ll also be granted access to the Meet the Maker zone where you can try free samples of the latest gins.
Tickets cost £17 and this includes your first Gin & Tonic.
You can enjoy great live music entertainment while you are sampling the newest gins available. A wealth of fabulous food options will compliment your cocktails.
This year is the first time that you will have the option to live it up in the VIP Gin Terrace. It’s an exclusive area, reserved for a maximum of 100 people over the course of the event.
The Terrace is strictly a ten person maximum at any one time to create an exclusive atmosphere.
Access to the terrace costs £30 and includes a welcome drink upon arrival.
You’ll get guaranteed Terrace seating, a private cloakroom and concierge, a gin-infused sweet treat box, and a keepsake stainless steel straw.
The Terrace is already sold out for the Saturday afternoon session. You’ll need to book quickly for the Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon session if you want the VIP treatment.
The bars are split into World, Scottish and Fruity Gins, and operate on a token system. Tokens are £5.00 each with one token paying for a single measure of gin, garnish and premium mixer.
You can pre-purchase your tokens here and of course purchase additional ones on the day.
You will have access to a hand picked selection of the newest and best Gin Distillers from Scotland, UK and the rest of the world.
You can ‘Meet the Makers’ behind these wonderful brands, enjoy free samples and purchase off sales.
Early bird tickets are now sold out. Tickets priced at £17 for general admission ares till available from The Big Big Gin Festival Edinburgh website.
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