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The Gin to My Tonic Show 2020 

The Gin To My Tonic Show is the largest gin festival in the UK, offering a rare opportunity for gin enthusiasts to meet-the-makers behind over 60 premium gin and mixer brands.

The show offers a very different experience to the traditional festival. No other festival brings together the wonderful world of gin in quite the same way, so for those looking to embark on an exciting journey of gin discovery, complete with unlimited tastings, this is most certainly the show for you.

There are well-stocked gin and cocktail bars, as well as cocktail making masterclasses, taste challenges, presentations from distilleries, tonic and garnish tutorials, and theatrical bartender performances. But the main attraction is the large variety of distilleries, artisan gin makers and tonic manufacturers in attendance, which creates what can only be described as gin heaven!

There’s plenty to keep you inspired and entertained as you work the room and celebrate everyone’s favourite juniper-based tipple. And whilst gin is the primary focus of the show, makers will also be showcasing their other creations including vodka, rum & whiskey.

Like what you’ve tried? Then you can purchase a full-size drink straight from the brand themselves, or even a bottle to take home for your collection.

There really is something for everyone!

Where – SEC Centre, Glasgow
When – 13th – 15th of March 2020
Tickets – £20 – £40 per person

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Juniper Fest 2020

Scotland’s Best Gin Event of 2017, Juniper Festival, is coming back to Summerhall for the 7th time! Over the past years we have welcomed over 150 unique gin brands from around the world and over 10,000 gin loving guests!

From meet the makers to the best cocktail shakers, masterclasses to munching on street food, we want you to have the best possible festival experience.

We pride ourselves on putting on Scotland’s first ever Gin festival back in 2014 and put a lot of love into the event every year to keep things fresh and exciting. This year, the festival will be curated by Summerhall Drinks Lab, a dedicated tasting room in Summerhall, where you can sample all the gins exhibiting at this year’s festival all year round!

There are more and more Gin festivals added to the calendar every year as the popularity for the spirit grows but there will only ever be one Juniper Fest – ‘The Best Gin Fest’!

Where – Summerhall, Edinburgh
When – 5th – 6th June 2020
Tickets – £15 – £22 per person

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Scottish Game Fair 2020

The 32nd GWCT Scottish Game Fair, with Headline Sponsor NFU Mutual, the leading rural insurer, returns to stunning Scone Parklands over the weekend of July 3-5, 2020.

Organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), this fantastic three-day event attracts over 30,000 visitors and is a true celebration of conservation and the countryside, while raising vital funds for wildlife conservation science. The 2020 GWCT Scottish Game Fair will once again feature an impressive line-up of traders, competitions and main ring events. Plus, there will be a plethora of country sports activities to appeal to all ages and abilities from fishing and clays to gundogs.

The always popular Food Theatre returns alongside competitions such as the Junior Macnab which always has queues of youngsters eager to try their hand at country sports skills. We’d like to extend thanks to all of our visitors, traders and volunteers who helped make last year’s 31st GWCT Scottish Game Fair truly spectacular. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020!

Where – Scone Palace, Perthshire
When – 3rd – 5th of July 2020
Tickets – Adult £20, Child £5, Family £45

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