Gintyre is coming back by popular demand!
The main event takes place at Campbeltown Town Hall on Saturday 13 April from 1pm – 5pm.
12 producers are attending – there will be some familiar faces from last year but plenty new gins for you to sample and buy.
Fringe events will take place at various venues in the town and further afield. Keep an eye on this page for more details or ‘like’ our Facebook page.
Tickets are available from Campbeltown Town Hall or Eventbrite.com.
Avva Gin is produced by Moray Distillery in the heart of Speyside. As well as traditional botanicals, they use specially selected ingredients from the surrounding highland region to produce this classic, delicately crafted spirit. Each small batch is hand-bottled and every bottle is signed by their master distiller.
Biggar Gin hit the market in April 2018 and has already picked up the Gin Guide Award for Best London Gin. They are dedicated to small-batch, craft production and successfully combine innovative flavour, traditional techniques and brilliant branding.
Now in its second year of production, Kintyre Gin is no longer the new kid and Beinn and Tuirc Distillers have added a few more products to their range. Oak Aged Kintyre Gin has been very popular as has their Kintyre Pink, distilled with Scottish raspberries.
Family-run Linlithgow Distillers began producing Lin Gin in early 2018. Taking inspiration from foraged local botanicals and expertly blending them with traditional ingredients, they have produced a sophisticated London Dry style gin which truly reflects their unique locality.
Named for lost loch,Loch Auchlossan on the edge of the Cairngorms, this highland distillery produces a range of innovative spirits including Eenoo Gin, distilled with Royal Deeside honey. They are committed to renewable energy sources and the distillery utilises a wind turbine, solar panel array and a biomass boiler.
Lussa Gin is produced on the Isle of Jura by a trio of inspiring women who grow and gather the botanicals on the island. It’s distinctive citrus flavour comes from lemon thyme and lemon balm which are delicately balanced with other innovative ingredients such as bog myrtle and ground elder. Sea lettuce gives the gin just a hint of the ocean which surrounds this beautiful island.
Arguably the smallest small-batch gin producer in Scotland, if not the world(!) McLeans Gin began life in a cupboard in the flat of Jess and Colin McLean. They produce an exciting range of unique expressions which more than live up to their raised profile, boosted by their innovative story.
Nerabus is a tiny hamlet on the south west side of Islay and is known for wild heather and deer population. Husband and wife team Drs John and Audrey Gow set up Islay Gin and produce Nerabus with a traditional mix of juniper, herbs and spices along with an infusion of wild Islay Heather.
Bottled locally by Cadenheads in Campbeltown, Old Raj achieves its unique spice flavour thanks to the addition of saffron, which is rumoured to be mixed using a fork lift truck in their car park! A popular gin that is holding its own in a busy market.
A small batch, handcrafted gin produced and bottled just outside Perth, from a recipe of premium botanicals created by master distiller Gerard Macluskey. From the juniper base the distillation takes only the very finest hearts of the distillate resulting in the highest quality dry gin.
Pixel Spirits produce very small, hand crafted bespoke gin from their highland distillery, based in the grounds of the Loch Leven Hotel in North Ballachulish. As well as gin production, Pixel also offer enthusiasts the chance to create their own gin at their onsite gin school.
Saturday 13 April 1pm – 5pm
(Doors close 6pm)
The Town Hall, Campbeltown
Your ticket admits one and includes:
Tastes of gin from all the producers
1 complementary gin cocktail
1 complementary perfect serve G&T
A commemorative Gintyre 2019 glass
Entry to ‘meet the maker’ breakout sessions
You can also buy tickets in person from the Town Hall in Campbeltown.
As part of the Gintyre weekend, the Beinn an Tuirc distillery and tasting room will be open for free tours which will take place approximately every half hour, depending on demand. No need to book!
See their website for directions.
On Friday 12 April, the award-winning Ardshiel Hotel in Campbeltown are hosting a special food and gin pairing menu. Each course will accompanied by a gin from one of the Gintyre producers. Contact www.ardshiel.co.uk for more details.
A fantastic opportunity to see this all time Audrey Hepburn classic at the iconic Campbeltown Picture House. The film will be screened at 3pm on Sunday 14 and don’t forget you can take in your Kintyre G&T for extra decadence!
Enjoy your stunning journey down (or up!) to Kintyre! There are several daily buses from Glasgow to Campbeltown which is roughly a 4 hour journey. Check out the CityLink website for details.
Driving by car takes approximately 3.5 hours from Glasgow.
Check out the following links for details of accommodation providers in Kintyre
For locals around Kintyre who would rather leave the car at home (an excellent idea!), West Coast Motors run a variety of services to and from Campbeltown. Buses home tie in well with the close of Gintyre.