Scotland and Whisky is a long-established partnership, however, there is no denying that gin is one of the world’s fastest growing spirits, with Scottish gin in particular undergoing a massive revival.
This has in turn led to a passion from consumers for exploring new brands and new ways of enjoying the spirit, be it with garnishes, tonics or in cocktails. The flexibility of the recipes, and relative simplicity of its production, makes gin the perfect spirit for those looking to create and sell their own brand.
Believe it or not, last year alone, British drinkers consumed around the equivalent of 1.12 billion G&Ts, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.
With that we’re pleased to report that Scotland is leading the way in distillation, with over 70 per cent of the production of the gin consumed in the UK occurring in our backyard, and according to market research site Euromonitor, sales of the white spirit could soon overtake the sales of blended whisky in the UK this year.
Have you been Swept up in the Ginaissance and Eager to combine an Edinburgh escape with a visit to the wonderful world of craft gin? Or do you simply Just fancy a high-spirited weekend away this springtime?
Spring is a wonderful time of the year to visit Edinburgh. You get to see the capital city filled with all the stunning colours from all the flowers and gardens, reds, blues, greens and everything in between- a perfect place for a G&T I should add.
Not only is it beautiful outdoors but there is also plenty of other things going on in Spring to make your stay one to remember, to see more about Edinburgh in the Spring, please click here. Otherwise, if you fancy experiencing Gin in Scotland properly then we’ve got the perfect package for those of you wanting to put a cultural twist on your Gin-filled weekend.
Book this special two-night break at our luxury boutique hotel in Edinburgh and enjoy a host of gin-based experiences guaranteed to warm your cockles and hone your palette
Your stay includes:
• Two nights’ accommodation in Dunstane House or Hampton House, with full Scottish breakfast each morning in the Ba’ Bar
• Afternoon tea in the Ba’ Bar on arrival – enhanced by a craft G&T
• A tour of Pickering’s Gin distillery to discover how handcrafted spirits are made
• A guided private tasting of Orkney’s Kirkjuvagr craft gins with Dunstane’s resident spirit specialist
• A bottle of our very own house spirit – DunGin – to take home with you.