Say cheers to city’s new­est gin fes­ti­val

Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page - By lee McCann

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.

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