The Great British Gin Festival Announces Great British Tour!

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WHEN? 13 Oct – Venue TBC, Leeds


Since the 17th century, gin has been the tipple of choice for the Great British public. Now The Great British Gin Festival is proud to announce its 2018 national tour, with 19 locations announced (and around 40 planned in total this year) hosting over 100 gins from around the world, including household names, unusual flavours and exclusive, small batch gins. Gin-lovers will be entertained by a virtual reality gin distillery, talks and trade stands, cocktail demos and live performers, with a sophisticated festival vibe. Grab your free gin bible on the way in and leave with 25ml test tubes (or full bottles) of your favourite gins, all available to purchase. Guests can choose from an afternoon or evening slot, with tickets just £13 +bf from


The Great British Gin Festival is embarking on its 2018 national tour and promises an unforgettable experience for all lovers of Britain’s longstanding favourite tipple. With 19 locations announced from 24th February onwards and visiting major locations spanning Brighton, London, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh and GlasgowThe Great British Gin Festival is bigger than ever. Upon arrival, guests will receive a gin glass and gin bible to guide them through the tasting experience. Gin-lovers can choose from over 100 different international gins, including household names, unusual flavours and exclusive, small batch gins. Available to purchase are 25ml test tubes (perfect to share) or full bottles of your favourites. Entertainment includes a virtual reality gin distillerytalks and trade standscocktail demo’s and live performers, creating a sophisticated festival vibe. Guests can choose from an afternoon or evening slot with tickets just £13 +bf from

Guests should prepare to have tastebuds tantalised as they discover all manner of gins, with some including hints of Palma Violets, chocolate, elderflower, and even rhubarb and custard! Brands include Smeatons Gin, Mr Hobbs Gin, Poetic License, JJ  Whitley,  Liverpool Gin, Marylebone Gin, Old Toms Gin, the Whitley Neill family, Sir Robin of Locksley, plus many more.

Guests at The Great British Gin Festival can experience a modern distillery from the comfort of the festival with a drink in hand, thanks to a VR headset and amazing virtual reality distillery. The event will also be lined with trade stands from the finest gin producers, with talks about the history of gin, demonstrations of gin production and of course, the all-important cocktail demo’s! Live entertainment will help create a special festival vibe, from magicians to swing bands, playing anything from Amy Winehouse to Frank Sinatra.

Food & DrinkEditor