Over 100 Gins To Try

The Big Big Gin Festival

Officially Scotland’s best gin event 2019 – Scottish Gin Awards

There’s so much more to gin than ‘ice and a slice’, as visitors to the Award winning Big Big Gin Festival will find out! From firm drinks cabinet favourites, to the very latest newcomers to the Gin scene, there’ll be plenty to tantalise the taste buds as our popular two-day festival returns.

Gin lovers can enjoy Gin Tasting from leading makers and craft distilleries, and watch expert mixologists shake up a storm over at the Gin cocktail bar. Pair your drinks with some fabulous food, and browse a range of gin-inspired products and gin gifts to take home.  There is also plenty to learn at the Gin Masterclass area where you can meet some of the most exciting gin brands from Scotland.

Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or completely new to the spirit, there’s something to please all palates. So grab a ticket and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of gin!

Sat 25th April 2020


12pm - 5pm

Sat 25th April 2020


7pm - 12am

Sun 26th April 2020


12pm - 5pm

Big Big Gin Festival Ticket Includes:

Exclusive Big Big Gin Festival 2019 Glass

Over 100 gins from around the World to taste

Free Tastings At Meet The Maker

Your First Gin & Tonic On the House

The Terrace

NEW for this show is The Terrace.

Limited to only 100 people, this ticket will ALSO include:

  • An additional welcome drink inside The Terrace
  • Seating in The Terrace
  • Private concierge
  • Gin Infused sweet treat box
  • A keepsake bamboo straw

Festival Favourite...

Meet The Maker

We all love a gin or 2. Maybe with a tonic, lemonade or even with ginger beer.

But how is it all made?

Who are the people who make our favourite beverage?

Find out at the Big Big Gin Festival where you can visit Gin Distilleries from all over Scotland and enjoy free gin tasting and learn all about our favourite drink as each brand presents their very own Gin masterclass

Gin Gifts

Buy a gin gift for a friend or treat yourself at our Gin Marketplace.
 
Choose from hundreds of unique gin-spired gifts to suit all pockets.
 

What do people say about the Big Big Gin festival?

We know the Big Big Gin Festival is the best there is.  But we don’t like to brag. 

Let’s hear what other people think:

Big Big Gin Festival
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Stacie Lothian
Stacie Lothian
2019-11-09T16:02:56+0000
such a great night had by all. well organised x
Kirsty Gilmore
Kirsty Gilmore
2019-10-18T21:10:33+0000
Fantastic night! Was here in April and again at the weekend. It was fantastic. Great atmosphere and the staff and makers were all brilliant
Neil Scott
Neil Scott
2019-10-13T18:21:42+0000
well organised, good choice of gins and excellent meet the makers selection
Scott Scougall
Scott Scougall
2019-10-13T16:50:46+0000
Came back after last year, good selection and friendly staff however the band was absolute rubbish compared to last year. The same boring tunes over and over, gets a bit tedious after a while compared the good tunes there was last year, was a bit of a let downread more
Debbie Tait
Debbie Tait
2019-10-13T16:28:18+0000
great night lovely staff great tasting stalls, was a bit put out we couldn't buy a bottle of gin after 10pm. Will definitely go back again 🍸🍸🍸
Mairi Pearson
Mairi Pearson
2019-10-13T16:20:48+0000
Great range of gins, nice atmosphere and good food too all with some good music. Great to hear about gins from around Scotland. Only downside was the cold in the hall could have done with being a bit warmer!read more
Linda Adams Ashton
Linda Adams Ashton
2019-10-13T14:39:10+0000
you get pissed. and have a great time
Pamela Ross
Pamela Ross
2019-10-13T14:15:07+0000
Brilliant afternoon again. Shame some of the advertised gins weren’t available tho which was disappointing. Food and entertainment good too. Didnt seem as many in the Meet the Maker area and not sure why we were hustled out into main hall at 4pm?read more
Lesley-Anne Scott
Lesley-Anne Scott
2019-10-13T12:59:07+0000
Great atmosphere, well run and fabulous gins. 😘
Yvonne Martin
Yvonne Martin
2019-10-13T07:35:15+0000
Great venue, great choice of Gins, staff all very friendly and helpful. Had a great night. Highly recommend
Kevin Pate
Kevin Pate
2019-10-13T00:01:50+0000
Great night till next time
Carol-Ann Westland
Carol-Ann Westland
2019-10-12T15:55:31+0000
Had a brilliant time, well worth coming and looking forward to the next one. Lovely atmosphere, staff are great and knowledgeable. Had a great day.🥰
Liz Brown
Liz Brown
2019-10-12T14:23:26+0000
Great afternoon, a seat, not too crowded and lovely atmosphere.
Jemma Haigh Reid
Jemma Haigh Reid
2019-05-20T17:43:24+0000
I recommend everything about this festival. the selection was amazing and every one so nice. the venue is stunning
Jack Warren
Jack Warren
2019-05-03T17:08:07+0000
What a great event this is! Perfect setting, so many different delicious gins to choose from and amazing, helpful staff. A real treat 🙂
Simon Mcculloch
Simon Mcculloch
2019-05-03T17:05:20+0000
Top quality venue, top quality staff and top quality gins....what more do you need? Well worth a visit.
Seumas Charity
Seumas Charity
2019-05-03T16:56:38+0000
Brilliant staff in a quality venue . Had a great night, looked after all night and great gins 👍
Elaine Maclean
Elaine Maclean
2019-04-28T19:14:04+0000
Excellent Saturday night spent at the Big Big Gin Festival. Loved meeting all the suppliers. Friendly bar staff and event team. You could tell a lot of effort and work had been done to make the event a success. The corn exchange looked fab.read more
Alex Fraser
Alex Fraser
2019-04-28T10:57:06+0000
Well, what can i say about this event! It was bloody fantastic from start to finish. My first time going and it certainly wont be the last. It was so nice to try soooo many different flavours (Hoxton is now a personal fave) and chat to the makers. I would say the only critique is that the area the meet the makers section was in got a little overcrowded at times, which meant a wee bit of time was spent waiting in lines. They need a bigger space. The band were great, the sax player was amazing. The whole set up of the room was lush. I thought the photo-booth was a nice touch, i personally used this twice 😂 all in all it was a fabulous experience and i cannot wait till the next one. Excellent work guys 👏🏻👏🏻read more
Sharon Paul
Sharon Paul
2019-04-28T08:46:24+0000
I would recommend everything about the Big Gin Festival. Really good value for money. Beautifully decorated, friendly people and a great atmosphere. Left with a better knowledge of gin than when I arrived. Great night out as a group or as a couple. Can’t wait until the next one!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read more
Daz King
Daz King
2019-04-28T08:21:26+0000
well organised, good vibe about the place, great staff with plenty knowledge, plenty of fabulous gins to choose from. we went to meet the makers who told you all about the gins and got plenty tasters. will def be back 🙂 well done guysread more
Caroline Hamid
Caroline Hamid
2019-04-28T07:25:59+0000
Good fun. Great to try new gins. Opportunity to meet new people. Wonderful atmosphere.
Martin PabloBandito Kay
Martin PabloBandito Kay
2019-04-28T06:43:16+0000
I went last year to their first event and it was even better this time! superb selection of fantastic gins, loads of cocktails and great entertainment. Can't wait for the next one!
Jane DeMarco
Jane DeMarco
2019-04-28T06:19:04+0000
Had a great time, loved being able to sample and learn a bit more about some of the gins and was really easy to get some fantastic gins (an endless choice) served the perfect way from all the different bars at really excellent value for money..read more
Craig Lennox
Craig Lennox
2019-04-28T05:59:06+0000
poor service from all bar staff. the band was terrible. the cocktail bar only served gin cocktails fair enough it's a gin festival but charging double for basically the same drinks. poor show.read more
Sheona Watson
Sheona Watson
2019-04-27T22:36:26+0000
Love love this festival! Been twice now & it’s the best!!! Love the layout, music, atmosphere, range of gin, distillers, activities ... I can’t wait until the next one!!!
Jackie Bathgate
Jackie Bathgate
2019-04-27T19:47:38+0000
fab choice of gins and very knowledgeable staff . Great afternoon .
Suzanne Chesney O'Connor
Suzanne Chesney O'Connor
2019-04-27T14:03:08+0000
Brilliant organised event great fun
Pauline White
Pauline White
2019-04-27T12:08:22+0000
Great event, lots of lovely Gins from Scotland and Fruit section, atmosphere was lovely and it felt like being on holiday, food was not very hot and probably not worth the price but the haggis spring rolls were gorgeous. Would recommendread more
Marlynne Langton
Marlynne Langton
2019-04-27T09:05:33+0000
Thanks for a great night out xx loved the atmosphere within the hall . The music was so good to listen to x Meet the makers was very knowledgeable with some quite small distillers but with great gin x look forward to the next one xread more
Alexa Hill
Alexa Hill
2019-04-27T00:11:20+0000
Great event! Hundreds of gins available with very knowledgeable staff. Meet the makers was great, so nice to see small distillers taking on the big chains. Lovely atmosphere! If you haven’t been... GO!!read more
Vicky Walker
Vicky Walker
2018-10-14T19:49:36+0000
Had a fantastic time, staff were knowledgeable about all the different gins. Lovely atmosphere and the band were fantastic. Will definitely be back next year.
April Robertson
April Robertson
2018-10-14T16:52:19+0000
Loved it amazing time good food, great drinks, good music
Jan A Cairns
Jan A Cairns
2018-10-14T09:03:29+0000
What an amazing experience the big big gin festival is! Loved every minute from the different gin bars, sampling area and gift stalls. Definitely be back 😍
Lindsey Kirkwood McPhillips
Lindsey Kirkwood McPhillips
2018-10-14T09:01:59+0000
Had a great night a the Big Big Gin Festival. Loads to do, plenty to sample, all the bar staff were very pleasant, the band was great and the food was good. Only disappointment was there was no sugar free lemonade or Soda Water for mixers. All other mixers weren’t suitable for diabetics and some people do actually hate Tonic. The two guys on the mixer desk were really good though and managed to find two soda waters just for me, that done me the whole night.read more
Stephanie Mullen
Stephanie Mullen
2018-10-14T08:58:53+0000
We had a great night at the big big gin festival, great gins to sample, great band, great set up & great atmosphere. Will defo be going to next one 👌🏼
Liam Maguire
Liam Maguire
2018-10-14T08:50:29+0000
Terrific evening spent sampling some different gins. Atmosphere was great fun with a fab live band. Well done to the corn exchange for a great value event. See you in April 2019
Kate Marie Nicholl
Kate Marie Nicholl
2018-10-13T23:42:03+0000
Great day! Brilliant range of gins, lovely atmosphere, beautiful settings, good music and great snacks. The Haggis spring rolls were amazing!
Lynsey House
Lynsey House
2018-10-13T15:36:18+0000
loved our afternoon at the big big gin festival! will deffinatley be marking it on the calander for next year!
Linda Black
Linda Black
2018-10-13T10:19:19+0000
Really enjoyed my night. Will definitely go back next year.
Sue Davis
Sue Davis
2018-10-13T09:55:17+0000
Had a great evening, got to sample quite a few new gins and bought three new bottles of gin not previously tried. Hopefully be back next year....
Emma Edwards
Emma Edwards
2018-10-13T09:43:08+0000
A gin-tastic night at the gin festival! Great effort put into making it a brilliant night for everyone! Will definitely be back at the next one!! �
Michelle Wood
Michelle Wood
2018-10-13T09:06:11+0000
Brilliant Night had by all, definitely back next year
Paul Forrest
Paul Forrest
2018-08-26T11:11:53+0000
this event is going to be incredible!
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