While we’re focusing on three cities this World Gin Day Festival – the rest of the UK is jam packed full of events created to celebrate this brilliant day as well. Whether you’re north, south, east or west – there’s no excuse not to join in the party and drink gin with the best of them.
Liverpool Gin Distillery
Sample the full Liverpool Gin range plus enjoy Liverpool G&Ts for just £5. If you want to really get involved – you can join the Lab Experience for £55 (usually £70) and learn about the history of gin, and Liverpool Gin, you will also explore a wide range of botanicals used to make gin, before choosing your very own to produce your very own personalised bottle of Liverpool Gin.
Saturday 8th June / From Midday / Free Entry
The Daniel Adamson Steam Ship
Cruise along the picturesque River Weaver in Cheshire and learn about local favourite - Liverpool Gin. Each passenger will be treated to tastings of three gin & tonics from the iconic range including Valencian Orange Gin with basil tonic; their best seller, Rose Petal Gin with Hibiscus tonic; and an Original gin or a Ginger & Lemongrass gin served with ginger tonic. With two bars on board including the impressive Art Deco bar this will be a truly gorgeous day out. Guests are also welcome to bring their own picnics!
Saturday 8th June & Sunday 9th June / Midday-3.30pm / £32
The Elephant is throwing open it’s doors and offering guests a selection of Liverpool Gin’s finest tasters, some delicious pairing plates and some of their favourite gin balloon cocktails to round off the evening. There’ll be a quiz afterwards to test your new-found knowledge, with the chance to win a Liverpool Gin Distillery Tour.
Wednesday 5th June / 7pm-10pm / £30
Gin & Olive
Discover the world of Whitley Neill gin with the launch of the Gin & Olive Passport. Collect all your passport stamps to receive a free Whitley Neill gin of your choice. (Passport expires 31st August).
Saturday 8th June / Midday-2.30am / Free Entry
Drop into The Drift to join the JJ Whitley Tipsy Tea Party with gin cocktails and unusual tea serves for a twist on the classic G&T
Saturday 8th June / Midday-3.30am / Free Entry
Stop in this bustling live music bar to taste their specially created Whitley Neill cocktail – The Choco Berry – at either the Fat Fox or climb the stairs to the Atrium – the cocktail bar hidden away on the floor above.
Saturday 8th June / Midday-1.30am / Free Entry
The terrace at this Brighton cocktail bar has been taken over by Whitley Neill who are hosting a scavenger hunt with spot prizes of Gin & Tonics! Seek out the miniature bottles to claim your free drink!
Saturday 8th June / Midday-2am / Free Entry
It also happens to be Brighton Cocktail Week and to celebrate Hotel Una has paired up with Whitley Neill to offer £5 cocktails for wristband holders (£9 without).
Valid until Sunday 9th June / 4pm-Midnight / Free Entry
Dirty Gertie's Gin Parlour
The garden bar at Dirty Gertie’s has been transformed this World Gin Day and will be serving specially created JJ Whitley cocktails and festival prices all day.
Saturday 8th June / 11am-11pm / Free Entry
WOOD END, BEDFORDSHIRE
What better way to celebrate World Gin Day than with bottomless gin cocktails, brunch and fantastic music from live DJ Fivepast5? The full range of Whitley Neill, JJ Whitley, City of London Gin, Marylebone Gin will all be available to taste.
Saturday 8th June / 11am-2pm (2 hour booking slot) / £45
Cricketers Mill Green
Led by Tom Ellis - learn how to taste gin, via the Old Tom style to London Dry, joining in to trial a total of six G&Ts, and experimenting with garnishes and mixers. Includes a gin goodie bag to take way.
Friday 7th June / 6.30pm-8.30pm / £20 / To book call : 01277 352 400
Bring your expert opinion and become the ultimate judge at the Bottle Bureau’s cocktail competition. With lots of serves on offer at festival prices, the most sold drink becomes the winner!
Saturday 8th June / 1pm-1am / Free Entry
Bowood House Gin Festival – Tasting on the Terrace
Sample a huge selection of gins and indulge in a cocktail or two from the bar. This event is now in it’s third year and is a must visit for gin-lovers!
Friday 7th June / 7pm-10pm / £28
Marvin’s Lytham & Marvin’s Poulton
Head down to Marvin’s to taste the brand exciting flavours from Whitley Neill. There’s pink grapefruit and also blackberry gin to try which will be mixed into cocktails and offered as a two-for-one. You can also taste the Blood Orange Spritz cocktail within the same offer! Yum.
Saturday 8th June / 4pm-7pm / Free Entry
Expect to try some Liverpool’s finest gins accompanied by tasty food, then join in the quiz to be in with a chance of taking home some miniature treats or a trip to their distillery if you brush up on your history and knowledge of Mothers’ Ruin!
Thursday 6th June / 7.30pm-10pm / £30
Discover a range of gins in store, and most importantly - sip as you shop with a complimentary cocktail from the City of London Distillery or Liverpool gin.
Saturday 8th June / 2pm-7pm / Free Entry