All roads lead to North Kildare for the Maynooth G & T Fest 2018 from June 28 to 30 which is already firmly established as a main summer highlight for gin ethusiasts and festival-goers from across Ireland.
Venues taking part including: Oak Alley Cocktail Bar, Avenue Café and Wine Bar, Donatello's Ristorante, O’Neills Bar, Picaderos Latin & Spanish Restaurant, the Glenroyal Hotel, Brady's Clockhouse, McMahon's Bar, The Duke & Coachman, Stone Haven Restaurant, Fitzgerald’s Roost, L'Art du Chocolate - with yet more participating venues still to be announced.
A spectacular selection of exclusive serves, featuring an impressive array of premium Irish and international gins will ensure something to suit all tastes over the weekend.
Brands including Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, Bombay Sapphire, Schweppes 1783, Hendricks, Fever-Tree, Glendalough, Tanqueray, Brockmans, Gordon's Pink Gin, Seedlip, Pearce Lyons Distillery, Hi-Spirits International gins, Thomas Henry Tonic and many more will be hosting special festival events, promotions and masterclasses over the 3-day period.
The nation's favourite gin - Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin - will take centre stage as the festival's lead Irish hand-distilled pour.
From the Curious Mind of PJ Rigney, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin will invite Ginthusiasts to embark on the ‘Curious Journey’ Gin Trail from venue to venue to sample the brand’s unique perfect serves.
Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is slow-distilled by hand with oriental botanicals & gunpowder tea.
Bombay Sapphire will again take the reins as the festival’s lead international pouring gin along with their trade partners, Schweppes, who are showcasing their new premium 1783 tonic range.
Fever-tree premium flavoured tonics will also feature across all bars & venues teaming up with a variety of gins. The festival will also see the launch of some new flavoured gins that recently hit the market such as Glendalough's Wild Blackberry & Mountain Heather Gin, Gordon's Premium Pink Gin and Ha'penny Rhubarb Gin.
The festival is also shining a keen focus on a drinkaware designated driver campaign which coincides with the launch of the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic London based Gin called Seedlip which will attract large media attention for the festival.
Also being launched during the festival is Nordés Galician Spanish Gin which is uniquely slow distilled using Albarino grapes along with 12 other Galician botanicals. One not to be missed!
Some events are ticketed so please keep an eye on the Maynooth Gin and Tonic Festival Facebook page, brochures in participating venues and KFM Radio for details and competitions.
The 2018 Maynooth Gin and Tonic festival is proudly supported by Edward Dillon, Classic Drinks, Dalcassian Wines and Spirits, The Shed Distillery of P.J. Rigney, Richmond Marketing, Diageo, Winelab, Maynooth Purple Flag, Maynooth Business Association and Kildare Chamber of Commerce.
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