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Over the weekend I attended a Times Like These Gin Festival, having seen a deal for it on itison. I had no idea how formal/informal the event was going to be and what exactly it would entail, apart from drinking gin.

We got to taste 6 gins in 3 hours:

  1. NB Gin
  2. Gilt
  3. Botanist
  4. Rock Rose
  5. Pickering
  6. Makar

Botanist and Rock Rose are personal favourites anyway with a bottle of one always in my flat. My brother is a bit of a Gin Whiz Kid so he had introduced me to them. I also really enjoyed the NB Gin and the Pickering.

The event took place in Trades Hall of Glasgow which is a stunning building, built in 1791-1794 that was used for buying and selling trades, from Gardeners to Bakers. The building had some amazing chandeliers and a lot of character.
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The tasting was very informal and very much an enjoy yourself event. On arrival the NB gin was already in the drinking cup, with each other gin in a minature bottle. You made your own G&Ts, with garnish – lime, grapefruit or chili as desired.

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