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Gin events and gin tasting across Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 14:45 29 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:26 16 April 2018

A selection of gin

A selection of gin

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Gin tasting is increasing in popularity across the country, we round up some of the best events across Lancashire. Some of these events sell out fairly quickly, but the organisers do often host multiple events throughout the year.

25th January

Burns Night Gin Tasting

The Gin Meister is hosting at Waggon & Horses - 5 scottish gins (full measures)served with garnishes and premium mixers - presented with a twist - educationally gintoxicating.

Waggon & Horses Bolton Road Hawkshaw, Lancashire BL8 4JL www.theginmeister.co.uk

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27th January

Cuckoo's Nest Open Day

The makers of Cuckoo Gin host an open day at their Brindle based distillery where you can try some of their famous gins. Brindle Distillery bar open. 4pm – 11pm

Brindle Distillery, Holmes Farm, Sandy Lane, Brindle, PR6 8LZ http://www.brindledistillery.co.uk/events/

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30th January

Gin Tasting - Methods of Distillation

Gin Tasting being hosted by the Gin Meister at The Major Pub in Ramsbottom. Whilst the story of this wonderful spirit gin develops and unravels - entitled "Methods of Distillation" you will be served 5 artisan gins with garnishes and premium tonics - tickets obtained from the Major pub £25pp including nibbles.

The Major Pub 158-160 Bolton Street, Ramsbottom, Lancashire BL0 9JA www.theginmeister.co.uk

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2nd February – 3rd February

Clitheroe Cricket Club Gin Festival

The inaugural gin Clitheroe Cricket Club Gin Festival takes place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February with over 50 different gins.

Clitheroe Cricket Club, Chatburn Road, BB7 2AS Clitheroe www.clitheroecricket.com

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2nd February – 3rd February

Lancaster & Morecambe Ginfest

Returning for its 3rd year Lancaster & Morecambe Ginfest is the regions largest independent gin festival. 2018s festival will have over 200 gins to sample, entertainment & master classes.

Best Western Lothersdale Hotel, 320-323 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 5AA www.facebook.com/events/934181646730209/

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9th February - 10th February

The Gin Society Festival

Discover the delights of 120 gins, plus a changing range of guest gins from the classic to the contemporary.

Rochdale Town Hall, The Esplanade, Rochdale, OL16 1AB www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-gin-society-festival-rochdale-2018-tickets-39777116426

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14th February

For The Love of Gin

Black Powder host a number of 'Ginsperience' events at their distillery in the heart of the Lancashire countryside in Weeton. This Valentine's event allows you to some of the 25 Black Powder Gin flavours and you get a free glass, a two course meal and live music.

Black Powder Distillery, The Old Gun Room, Preese Hall, Weeton, Lancashire PR4 3HT blackpowdergin.co.uk

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3rd March

Gin Tasting - History of Gin

Join The Gin Meister at The Masons Arms, Egerton, on a journey of discovery as we explore the fascinating history of gin. Enjoy 5 great artisan gins that showcase gin's evolution through the centuries.

The Masons Arms 154 Blackburn Road, Egerton, Lancashire BL7 9SB www.theginmeister.co.uk

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9th March - 11th March

Gin Festival Blackpool

Take the opportunity to try a huge variety of gins from all over the world with live music, great food and a gin cocktail bar.

Blackpool Tower Ballroom, Promenade, Blackpool FY1 4BJ www.ginfestival.com/events/gin-festival-blackpool-2018

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17th March

Gin Festival

Gin Meister host regular gin events across the region, and the pick of the bunch is the Gin Festival in the Ramsbottom Civic Hall.

Ramsbottom Civic Hall, Market Chambers, Market Pl, BL0 9AJ Ramsbottom www.facebook.com/pg/theGinMeister/events

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21st March

Hunters Cheshire Gin Tasting

Hunters will talk about the history of Gin, different types of gin and how they discovered Hunters Gin. The evening will start with a G&T followed by gin tasting, 2 gin cocktails and deli boards.

Gusto Restaurant & Bar Lytham, 5 Dicconson Terrace, FY8 5JY Lytham St Annes, Lancashire gustorestaurants.uk.com/restaurant/lytham

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27th April

Gin Tasting Evening

Turton Wines are hosting a Gin Tasting Evening at their Bromley Cross store from 7pm to 10.30pm

Turton Wines Ltd, 270 Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, BL7 9JG Bolton https://www.facebook.com/events/108039666643943/

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1st June - 3rd June

Gin and Fizz Festival

Come and experience a weekend of fun and education as we host our very own Gin & Fizz Festival. With a varied selection of Gin over four flavour profiles and a wide range of Fizz, our team are on hand to help you match the different flavours and styles to make your Gin and Fizz Festival a day to remember and talk about. Over 15 gins on offer all weekend.

Last Drop Village, Bromley Cross, Bolton BL7 9PZ www.lastdropvillage.co.uk

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9th - 10th June

Midland Gin Festival

The festival will feature a number of premium gin houses, along with a wide selection of gins & cocktails to purchase as well as the launch of the The Midland's own bespoke Gin – ‘Seahorse Number 10.’

The Midland, Marine Road West, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 4BU englishlakes.co.uk/the-midland/events/the-midland-gin-festival

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28th July 

Ribble Valley Gin and Music Festival 

The Largest Outdoor Gin and Music Festival in the Ribble Valley with over 100 Craft Gins, Gin Masterclasses, eclectic food stalls and Live Music from 3pm. This is a festival not to be missed. 

Early Bird prices (until June 3rd)start at £25/adult including 2 G+T’s and £10 for a Teenager, it’s great value too. 

Read Cricket Club, Whalley Road, Read, Clitheroe, BB12 7PN 

ribblevalleycraftgins.com/product-category/ribble-valley-gin-and-music-festival

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29th June - 1st July

Canalside Gin Fest

A  weekend of live entertainment on the canalside stage, fantastic tapas and BBQ plus lots of gin bars...

Guy's Thatched Hamlet, Canalside, Bilsborrow, Nr Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 0RS www.guysthatchedhamlet.co.uk

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17th August

Gin Tasting Evening

All profits raised through the Mill Café go back to supporting the specialised care of St Catherines Hospice.

The Mill, St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, PR5 5XU Preston, Lancashire www.facebook.com/events/163831184207625/

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5th September

Hunters Cheshire Gin Tasting

Hunters will talk about the history of Gin, different types of gin and how they discovered Hunters Gin. The evening will start with a G&T followed by gin tasting, 2 gin cocktails and deli boards.

Gusto Restaurant & Bar Lytham, 5 Dicconson Terrace, FY8 5JY Lytham St Annes, Lancashire gustorestaurants.uk.com/restaurant/lytham

Have we missed anything?

Tell us about a gin event in Lancashire that should be on this list here

 

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