Spring has officially begun – the days are getting longer and festival season is just around the corner. With this in mind we’ve compiled a list of our favourite drink festivals that are hitting the capital over the next coming months.

Big Big Gin Festival

The Corn Exchange plays host to over 100 different gin distilleries, who will be able to answer all of your questions and, of course, let you sample some gin! Add to the mix some live music, great food and a gin cocktail bar and it makes for a fabulous festival – we can’t wait!

26th-27th April | www.bigbigginfestival.com


Cocktails in the City

The UK’s leading cocktail festival returns to The Hub in Edinburgh, where  guests can enjoy an unforgettable evening of cocktail creativity. Here they can discover a stunning venue all while sipping their way through some of the most inventive cocktails created by 16 of the cities leading bars. Some of the bars that took part last year included Harvey Nichol’s Forth Floor Bar and Juniper Bar.

3rd-4th May | www.cocktailsinthecity.com

Whisky Stramash

The Whisky Stramash describes itself as “an event of mystery, entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering.” It returns in 2019 for its 8th year and is held in The Surgeons’ Hall. The list of exhibitors is just being announced but already confirmed are Douglas Laing & Co, Bunnahabhain and Glenfiddich ( the latter, we are told, will be doing something a little bit experimental on the day – intriguing!)

18th-19th May | www.thewhiskystramash.com/2019

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival promises to bring over 40 breweries, some of Edinburgh’s best chefs, and the country’s hottest DJs to the heart of Leith, for the ultimate celebration of beer, food, and music. Among the brewers confirmed so far are 6° North, Cloudwater, Wild Beer Co and Tempest Brewing Co.

24th-25th May | www.edinburghcraftbeerfestival.co.uk

Edinburgh Whisky Festival

The Edinburgh Whisky festival is back in The Assembly Rooms this Summer. You’ll get to sample the best home-grown whiskies from Scotland, as well as all corners of the globe; The Edinburgh Whisky Festival attracts the finest distillers from as far afield as Taiwan, India, Japan and the USA.

15th June | www.edinwww.eventbrite.co.uk/

The spring and summer seasons are always a hive of activity with tempting food and drink events happening all over the country. Keep your eye out for our next blog as we select our favourite foodie festivals that are sure to whet your appetite.