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17th May 2018

There’s a very cool gin festival happening all over Ireland

Paul Moore


€15 and you can get a full serve of 24 G&Ts. Any gin lovers interested?

G – Give.

I – It.

N – Now.

Granted, we’re not entirely sure that’s what gin stands for but given the ‘relatively recent’ explosion in popularity for the drink, it’s clear that Irish people are absolutely obsessed with their gin.

Yeah, the summer months are surely going to quell that!

Well, if your g-in love with the drink then you’ll find this new festival very g-interesting – we’ll stop with the puns now.

The Irish Gin & Tonic Fest is a 32 county celebration of Irish gins and it’s taking place from June 23rd – 30th in venues all over Ireland.

What does this involve? Well, lots of Irish gin brands will be hosting special events throughout the country and you can enjoy a few tipples of Ireland’s best gins.

To give you a taste of what’s in store, Urban Brewing in Dublin’s IFSC will be showcasing most of the Irish gins that will be available for tasting throughout the country during the festival.

That event takes place on June 23rd and for €15, guests will receive a full serve of the Irish gins & tonics. You’ll be able to sample over a dozen premium Irish gins that hail from every province in Ireland.

The first tasting slot is at 1.30 – 3.30 and the second one commences at 4.30 – 6.30.  All details can be found here and you can find a list of all the gins that will be available below.

Muff Gin, anyone?

  • Black’s Gin
  • Blackwater No. 5 Gin
  • Blackwater Wexford Strawberry Gin
  • Bonac 24
  • Cask Aged Concullin Irish Gin
  • Concullin Irish Gin
  • Dingle Gin
  • Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin
  • Dublin City Gin
  • Echlinville Irish Pot Still Gin
  • Feckin Irish Gin
  • Garnish Island Gin
  • Glendalough Wild Botanical Gin
  • Ha’penny Gin
  • Jackford Irish Potato Gin
  • James Joyce Irish Gin
  • Kilkenny Crystal Gin
  • Kinsale Gin
  • Listoke 1777 Irish Gin
  • Micil Irish Gin
  • Old Carrick Mill
  • Ornabrak Single Malt Gin
  • Shortcross Gin
  • Silver Spear Gin
  • Muff Gin

As always, please remember to drink responsibly.

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