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Around Edinburgh Festivals with Edinburgh Gin
- Becki Crossley
- 17 August 2018
This article is from 2018.
Come with us on a gin trail in celebration with Edinburgh Gin
Founded in 2010, Edinburgh Gin is a multi-award-winning distillery that boasts a vibrant and varied portfolio of the classic spirit. EG's unique distilling methods put flavour and colour at the forefront to produce products that enrich the gin drinking experience. The presence of Edinburgh Gin is felt across Scotland and beyond making it the perfect pairing for the festival season that descends on the Scottish capital each year.
As the buzz of the festivals fill the streets, you can rely on EG for a relaxing pitstop between events with bars popping up at Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIB) and Pleasance Dome.
An impressive menu of EG classics and bespoke cocktails are being artfully crafted all over the city. Come with us on a gin trail of Edinburgh as we celebrate the best drinks being served this season.
EIF's Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside
In association with Edinburgh Gin's Seaside spirit this spectacular programme of performances is a highlight for many festival goers. The phenomenal lineup of Scottish musicians includes Mogwai, King Creosote, Julie Fowlis, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Django Django and Karine Polwart. As music fills the extraordinary setting of Leith Theatre you are no doubt going to enjoy a gin or two or three.
What to drink: A can of Edinburgh Gin & Tonic or Rhubarb & Ginger with Ginger Ale
The Hub with Edinburgh Gin
Swing by the home of the Edinburgh International Festival to enjoy a gin on the terrace of the city's stunning landmark venue.
What to drink: Raspberry Gin Fizz
Edinburgh Gin Festival Garden
Inspired by the botanicals used to make EG's award winning 1670 gin this space brings the outdoors in.
What to drink: Edinburgh Gin 1670 & Tonic
Whisky & Edinburgh Gin Bunker Bar at the Pleasance
Parent of Edinburgh Gin, Ian Macleod Distillers are serving up a range of whiskies alongside their Edinburgh Gin range at this spot.
What to drink: Smokehead Single Malt
The Bothy on the Mound
In partnership with Contini, this summer-themed pop-up bar and garden returns for another year. The terrace is ideally located between Princes Street and the Royal Mile, perfect for a drink between festival shows.
What to drink: Sunny Intervals Cocktail
Edinburgh Seaside Gin Gazebo
This years Edinburgh International Book Festival has been transported to the seaside complete with an Edinburgh Gin Seaside Gin Gazebo (see pictured) with matching deckchairs that provide the perfect resting spot
What to drink: Edinburgh Gin Seaside & Tonic
Where to find Edinburgh Gin this festival season:
Charlotte Square Gardens
The leafy, green square at the west end of George Street was designed by celebrated New Town architect Robert Adam in the late-18th century, and intended as a mirror of St Andrew’s Square in the east. Unlike that garden, though, Charlotte Square has…
Castlehill, Royal Mile,
In the Edinburgh International Festival headquarters, Cafe Hub offers breakfast through to afternoon tea.
1 Bristo Square,
28–30 Ferry Road,
The theatre complex was a gift from the people of Edinburgh to the people of Leith following the decision to incorporate the Burgh of Leith into Edinburgh. It opened in 1932 and over the years Leith Theatre hosted performances by AC/DC, Thin Lizzy…