According to Noel Coward, ‘A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy.’
Churchill had similar ideas regarding the use of vermouth in a martini.
His idea of a perfect martini involved filling a glass with gin and then drinking it while glancing at a bottle of vermouth.
If those little nuggets have given you a taste for further facts, legends and tales about gin then you can drink deep at the fountain of knowledge which is the Edinburgh Gin Festival.
Taking place on the afternoon of Saturday 7th May, the event is produced by Times Like These Festivals – firm believers in running drinks events where the emphasis is on informative fun.
At Edinburgh Gin Festival, guests will taste at least six fine gins while enjoying live music and lyrical history with more than a hint of juniper.
You will learn a lot about your chosen tipple – each event is packed with expert guests – at the same time as enjoying a laugh-out-loud good time.
Times Like These Festivals are social events. Unlike any other drinks tasting you may have been to, they are ideal as a get-together with friends or even a team-building exercise with colleagues.
Of course, they also make great presents for the liquor lover in your life.
Edinburgh Gin Festival
The deal is for one person to attend the Edinburgh Gin Festival.
Taking place from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday 7th of May 2016, this event will be held in the stunning Surgeons’ Hall on Nicolson Street.
Home to the largest and most historic collections of surgical pathology in the world, it is an atmospheric spot for a fun gin tasting.
What you get
Sample six fantastic gins with as much tonic or mixer as you like
Guest speakers will give an entertaining, lyrical history of Scotland’s vibrant gin industry
Fantastic live entertainment from local musicians
Optional extra tipples and guest drinks at the end
Also includes free entry to Deanston Distillery (pre-booking required) – normally £9
Enjoy with friends
Love great drinks? Hate jumped-up jargon?
Taste, laugh and learn with today’s Big Deal on entry to the Edinburgh Gin Festival taking place at the Surgeons’ Hall on 7th May 2016.
Grab a handful – these events would be perfect for a day out with friends. They would also make excellent gifts.