Event Review: Scottish Drinks Festival

Scottish drinks festival

We have a nosey at the first Scottish Drinks Festival

Yesterday saw us visit the Scottish Drinks Festival at The Briggait and if you are thinking of going to see it today, here’s a taste of what you’ll get.

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There was a huge selection of drinks to sample.  Some we knew about and some we didn’t.  So even if you are a gin fanatic or know your way around a good rum, there’s bound to be something new here you haven’t tried.

Drinks were supplied from lots of different companies including Makar Glasgow Gin, Strathearn, Deanston, Bunnahabhain, Old J Rums, Fallen Beer, Elephant Gin, Fraiser of Scotland, Poleta wine, Shetland Reel and One Gin…. phew! Would we survive making our way through the samples?  It was a hard challenge, but one we accepted, all for the blog of course !😂

There was a queue at the door and we were all eager to get inside and see what was on offer.

Scottish drinks festival

Inside there were lots of different stalls with everything from prosecco to flavoured rum on offer.  Each stall had a selection of samples to try, and you could find out more about each drink. No pressure to buy at the stalls, as you can buy from the bottle shop when leaving.

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The Frasier cocktail was so tasty.  It’s a whisky/strawberry mix but don’t let that put you off!  It was delicious on its own – a bit like drinking strawberry chocolate box chocolates.  Mixed with ginger ale it tasted just like Pimms. 😍👌

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A leisurely afternoon trying samples and getting to find out more about different suppliers surrounded by some music and food.  If you are thinking of going along remember to use our “matesrates” code when ordering online  Ticket link below!

Scottish drinks festival


Scottish drinks festival

Scottish drinks festival


The first ever Scottish Drinks Festival Is at The Briggait, 147 Bridgegate, Glasgow, G1 5HZ


GlasgowLiving has offered us ‘mates rates’ on discounted tickets at £20 per person.

Click here: http://www.scottishdrinksfestival.com/book and quote “matesrates” in the promo code box!

Scottish drinks festival

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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