International Day of Happiness

This year's theme is Happier Together, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us. Everyone wants to be happy - and life is happier when we're together.  What better reason to share a glass of your favourite Scottish Gin.

International Day Of Forests

A day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Have a look at our Gincyclopedia and see which one of the hundreds of forests in Scotland you could visit.

Mother’s Day

A celebration of Mothers, Grandmothers, Carers, Step-Mothers everywhere....and quite rightly so. Celebrate with a Mother's Ruin and tonic, with a twist of lime.

National Workouts & Wellbeing Week

Encouraging people to dedicate more time to exercise and other pursuits like meditation.  With the aim of improving our physical and mental well being, Scotland seems like an ideal place to begin.

Reflexology Weekend Retreat

Argyll Hotel Isle of Iona

This retreat aims  to reflect and focus on what brings us pleasure in life, the things that make us feel joyful and how we can use these positive triggers to enhance our health and well being.  Almost being able taste Tiree Gin on the neighboring Island, now that would make me very joyful!

Oro Scottish Gin Care Package

Oro Scottish Gin are helping lift spirits and are offering The Oro Care Package. A bottle of Oro or V, four tonics, dried garnish and 50ml hand sanitiser.  

Antivirus Dining Voucher

This could be be the perfect cure for a post isolation celebration! Support your local Business Enjoy a 3 course meal, selecting from our Table d'Hote Menu.

Crafty Kits!

Making sure you have quality Scottish Gin at hand through these difficult times.  Crafty Kits - 6 x free premium mixers, and free delivery with any bottle. Gin Escape Gift Vouchers, Tour and Taste Gift Vouchers, Crafty Gift Cards available all with Free Postage.

El-Gin Introductory Online Offer

As an introductory offer we are offering free delivery using the code 'focship; Frontline and NHS workers please use code “nhs10” for 10% discount along with free delivery on orders.

The Kilted Chef Live@5

Eat on the Green in Ellon is home to The Kilted Chef, Craig Wilson.  Cook along or watch later as Craig cooks up a storm with your store cupboard ingredient choices and helps you with your lockdown dinner dilemmas. Recipes posted after the event and ingredients posted the day before on our page.    

A Digital Gin Affair

Join us online on the 2nd of May from 12-4 (we know you won't be busy!) There will be fun gin related content for you to get involved with and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes and interact with both real and virtual friends!

VE Day 75th Anniversary

VE Day will be celebrating 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved – ones and to hope for the future.

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

World Red Cross Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8th May each year. Held on the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, born on 8 May 1828.  Dunant was founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize.

National Lost Sock Day

A day for remembering all those lost socks that never made it! Celebrate by wearing the odd socks that DID make it! Make them into dusters, make sock puppets, or sit relax admiring whatever socks you have on with your favorite Scottish Gin in hand. Cheers.

International Nurses Day

A day to recognize the contribution that nurses make to lives around the world.  Celebrated on the birthday of the world's most famous nurse, Florence Nightingales.

National Limerick Day 2020

Put a smile on your face with a wee Limerick or two to celebrate the day.  Maybe have a glass of your best tipple and make one up yourself.

National Smile Month

A campaign encouraging positivity and promoting the true value of a smile.

The Virtual Fèis Ìle

Our festival is so important to us and our island, we're taking it online! We'll bring as much of the festival as we can to you in your homes - safely of course! Online distillery days, music & dancing, virtual tours & tastings.  All live - from our home to yours. Important! Please do not Read More

Red Bus Bistro

From Friday the 5th of June you will be able to order this extremely popular Traditional Afternoon Tea for a contact free collection! The afternoon tea will consist of a sandwich selection, french bread with smoked salmon and cucumber, 2 mini quiche, 1 scone with jam and whipped cream & a mini cake selection.  Make Read More

Dowans Hotel – Takeaway Pizza’s

Treat yourself this weekend to a homemade pizza or burger to takeaway.  Available Friday & Saturday Evenings, by pre-order.  Phone between Monday 10am-Wednesday 5pm to order 01340 871488

Dowans Hotel – Takeaway Cocktails!!

Along side their homemade takeaway Pizzas and Burgers (available Friday-Saturday) why not order a cocktail, for your weekend night in. Now available mocktails for those not indulging, or a little treat for the kids.

Juniper Festival Online

With Juniper Festival postponed until September, get involved with the very first 360° virtual gin festival - Juniper Festival Online! During the weekend of World Gin Day,  walk around a virtual tour of Summerhall.  Meet and discover exhibitors, through videos, images and information, and take part in live stream Q&As with producers and distillers.

Live Virtual Gin Tasting

Join Inverurie Whisky Shop online, for a  fun and informative Virtual Gin Tasting from the comfort of your own home.  Enjoy on your own or with a group of friends. Tasting packs (£28+P&P), consisting of 5 x 25ml samples of gin, 2 mixers and even a garnish pack.  Order online or collect in store.

Dowans Takeaway Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself to a takeaway Afternoon Tea.  There will be a selection of Savoury and Sweet treats. Cocktails will also be available at this time so make sure to pre order to avoid disappointment.

Virtual Scottish Garden Summer Festival

Discover Scottish Gardens, showcases and inspires visits to gardens and plant nurseries across Scotland.  Join them on a range of virtual garden tours across Scotland to help prepare for a future trip.

South Loch Gin Spritz Package

HOME SPRITZ PACKAGE - Our new delivery service - is back with another great offer. South Loch Gin with the brand new Fever-Tree soda flavours to match each gin and make a perfect home Spritz. These packs are just £39.95 delivered with SAME day delivery if you order before 3pm. Use the coupon 56NORTH for FREE delivery in Read More

Isle 20 – Go Island Shopping

Tempting as it might be to take a physical trip to the islands of Scotland right now, please don't. Instead, take a virtual shopping trip to your favourite island and help out one of the 400+ small businesses - it would make their day!

Bag a Virtual Munro Challenge!

Being active every day while on lock down, staying home and staying local, is essential for our physical and mental health.  Although, sometimes we need that extra motivation to keep us focused to exercise in our homes or outdoors. Cairngorm National Park have launched the Virtual Bag a Munro Challenge.

Oro Summer Cocktail Hamper

A Picnic Hamper Containing Stunning Cocktails, Tiki Glasses, Shaker and a Fine Strainer.  Just remember the ice!

Chocolates of Glenshiel

Handmade chocolates with Scottish ingredients, including some of your favorite Scottish Gins.

Virtual 70’s Disco Gin Tasting

Get your glad rags looked out for a 70's themed disco night! 6 gins available to taste and experts from the producers will talk you though the gin and it’s perfect serve.  All while listening to 70's music dressed in your best 70's get up.  All the taster packs are available to order through the Read More

Old Curiosity Gin Garden & Distillery Tours

Beginning with the hand-picking and drying of the garden’s flowers through to distilling, bottling and labelling, everything happens on site and will be showcased during the gin garden and distillery tour.

Eden Mill, Virtual Gin Tasting Experience.

A New Virtual Gin Tasting Experience date. Sample 7 x gins from your tasting set. Coached through a variety of flavours as well as how to taste your gin properly. Your host will share some fun facts around the history of gin, and Eden Mill and as with our normal gin tastings, there will be Read More

Gordon Castle Outdoor Film Festival

Blue Monkey Events' Outdoor Cinema host our second film festival in the picturesque grounds of Gordon Castle. From the 28th - 30th August 2020 the large cinema screen will showcase a series of family, classic and new films. The films to be shown are as per below: · 28th August - Friday evening: Dirty Dancing Read More

City of Aberdeen Distillery – Gin School Experience

Become a Distiller and create your own gin in this 3 hour experience! Following a short talk and a tour of the facilities, choose from over 100 botanicals and distil your perfect bottle of gin using a beautiful copper alembic mini-still.    

Tasting - Tours Now Available. Tasting-tours are available Thursday to Sunday. September will be our last opportunity to book these tours in 2020.

Taste of Grampian Food & Drink, Virtual Festival 2020

Hosting the event online will provide a platform to showcase the very best of the region’s food and drink producers to a huge audience across the north-east, UK… and possibly further afield! From interactive gin tastings and cooking demonstrations to live online entertainment, there is so much to look forward to. We hope you join Read More

Makers Market & Bothy Bar

Join us for our monthly makers market featuring local artists and creatives. Meet the people behind the product and shop locally for unique items and gifts. Our Bothy Bar will be open serving drinks and cocktails as well as delicious food from our Kitchen. Free entry - Outdoor seating available

Mull Music Festival 2020

Isle of Mull

The Mull Music Festival is a weekend of Scottish music featuring folk-rock bands, fiddle, accordion, dance and ceilidh bands.  Taking place in several hotel and bar venues in Tobermory.  While your their why not visit the local Gin Distillers, and discover a new favourite.

Pickerings Gin Jolly At Summerhall Distillery

Tours Resume 1st October! Join us for a new and improved gin jolly Thursday-Sunday and see how handcrafted gin is really made. Come along for an hour and a half of pure gin pleasure. Starting with a G&T on arrival from our gin-toting fire engine, you'll be shown our unique distilling process before marveling at our contraptions in Read More

Tiree Wave Classic


Tiree's Annual Kite Surfing and Windsurfing Event, and what an event it is!  Gorgeous white sand beaches, wildlife galore, friendly people, and Tiree now has it's own gin too - 'Tyree'.  Catch a wave and splash out in style in Tyree!

Virtual Gin Tasting Experience with Eden Mill

Buy your virtual tasting kit online and be ready to sample some of our gins.  You will also learn about the botanicals in your gin and explore the different flavour profiles. Our host will share some fun facts on Eden Mill, the history of gin and how gin is made - while having fun along Read More

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