Back by popular demand, the Edinburgh Gin Garden is returning to St Andrew’s Square for the Edinburgh's summer festivals
about 2 years AGOIain Fenwick
EDINBURGH GIN EXPANDS EVENTS PROGRAMME TO SERVE SPIRIT OF EDINBURGH FESTIVAL
Back by popular demand, the Edinburgh Gin Garden is returning to St Andrew’s Square for the Edinburgh's summer festivals with an enhanced experience to offer festival goers an indulgent escape from the bustle of the festival as well as an expanded programme of Edinburgh Gin signature sites.
This festival, the show stopping gins and liqueurs will be headlining in three outdoor venues:
The Edinburgh Gin Garden (at St Andrew Square) 15th July – 31st Aug
Edinburgh Gin Fizz Terrace, Rutland Place Terrace (beside The Edinburgh Gin Distillery) 5th – 31st Aug
Edinburgh Gin at East Princes Street Gardens (beside The Scottish Café) 5th – 29th Aug
Crafting the 21st century gin renaissance within the capital with its award-winning range, The Edinburgh Gin Garden will open on 15th July until the end of August. Last year, 92,000 gin based drinks were served in the garden, testimony to the international gin revival and demand for the sophisticated and innovative Edinburgh gin. This year, visitors can escape the festival rush and immerse themselves in the enhanced Edinburgh Gin Garden experience with a specially created Edinburgh Gin Summerhouse and enjoy an expanded cocktail range.
Music and entertainment will be plentiful at the Edinburgh Gin free stage which will managed by the experienced cultural curators from The Stand Comedy Club. Throughout the festival Edinburgh Gin ambassadors will hold impromptu tastings from their bespoke Edinburgh Gin summerhouse in the garden across Edinburgh Gin’s full range.
Across all three outdoor venues, guests are invited to sip and savour the natural botanicals of the London Dry core range of Original Edinburgh Gin, Cannonball and a taste of Scottish summer with Seaside Gin. The ever popular range of Edinburgh Gin Liqueurs will also be available for those who want to enjoy a splash of indulgence in their glass abundant with natural flavour.
Co-founder of Edinburgh Gin, Jane Nicol said:
“Edinburgh is renowned as a centre of artistic excellence, and we are delighted to be taking part in the world’s largest arts festival as a craft distiller striving to bring the art of distilling to the fore.
Edinburgh also has a proud heritage of distilling and Edinburgh Gin as a centre for distilling excellence, we continue to push the boundaries of innovation, with our gins now sold around the world. We look forward to offering festival goers an experience and flavour of the gin renaissance in not just the enhanced Edinburgh Gin Garden in St Andrew’s Square, but across our expanded range of events encapsulating the spirit of Edinburgh Festival.”
Edinburgh Gin has added the following events to its Edinburgh Festival programme:
- Edinburgh Gin at East Princes Street Gardens: Throughout August, Edinburgh Gin, in partnership with Contini’s restaurant and Ian Macleod Distillers, will be running a gin bar in Princes Street Gardens. The menu will feature the fruit gin fizz liqueurs and Edinburgh G&T’s. The garden space will be shared with the Contini’s restaurant and the Scottish beer company, Caledonian Brewery. (beside The Scottish Café) 5th – 29th Aug
- Edinburgh Gin Fizz Terrance: The pavement outside the Edinburgh Gin Distillery will be transformed into a gin fizz terrace from mid-June to the End of August, visitors to the distillery will be able to enjoy a refreshing gin fizz or G&T from 12:00 to 22:00 daily. Rutland Place Terrace (beside The Edinburgh Gin Distillery) 5th – 31st Aug
- Edinburgh Gin’s Evening of Literature and Liquor: Edinburgh Gin’s Brand Ambassador, Ewan Angus, is bringing back his 2015 sold out show “Edinburgh Gin’s Evening of Literature and liquor”. English Literature graduate Ewan has authored the show which will run every Monday of the Fringe from the 8th of August at the Edinburgh Gin Distillery. It gives the audience an intimate insight into the relationship between books and booze. With three drinks per audience member to sip as Ewan intones Dickens and Ian Fleming, this show is one for gin lovers and bookworms alike.
The Edinburgh Gin Garden free stage is managed by The Stand Comedy Club for more information visit www.outstandingtickets.com
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