Say cheers to city’s newest gin festival
TICKETS for Aberdeen’s newest gin festival went on sale today.
OriGins is set to take place next month at the Duthie Park and will see more than 50 varieties of gin on offer for fans.
The event, on November 11 and 12, is the brainchild of brothers Guy and Mungo Finlayson – who are best-known for the popular Banchory and Inverurie beer festivals.
Mungo said this is their first gin-only festival and its aim was to showcase the great products currently being produced at distilleries across Scotland.
He said: “It was named OriGins because we want all the spirits to be from Scotland or be made in Scotland.
“There will be a big marquee in Duthie Park which will be floored and heated and it’ll have all the gins on offer.
“We will of course have some great live music and food like we have had at our other festivals.
“We decided to do a gin-only event as it has become more trendy to drink it.
“We are glad that has changed as there are some fantastic gins out there for everyone.
“We are proud of what the country has to offer and in the marquee we will have themed bars from the different areas like central Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands.”
The festival has teamed up with FortyTwo studio, a design company that had previously helped at the Inverurie event.
Mark Kemp, owner of the firm, said: “We’ve been working with gin companies on branding recently and it was just the perfect timing to get on board.
“We are really looking forward to the event and there is a real buzz about the Scottish spirit industry at the moment, and I think this event is something that Aberdeen will love.”
The festival will be working in partnership with charity Friends of Anchor as it holds its masked ball in the marquee on November 10, the night before the festival.
For more information and to buy tickets visit www.originsginfestival.com
Gin-spiration: Brothers Guy, left, and Mungo Finlayson.
Quality: Some of Scotland’s best gins will be available.