Nelson to host first Gin Festival

The Gin Festival. (S)
The Gin Festival. (S)
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Nelson is set to host its first Gin Festival this year as gin novices and enthusiasts alike are invited to sample brands including Langleys, Masons Yorkshire and King Of Soho, enjoy live music and learn cocktail-making skills by The Bond Company on Saturday, October 4th.

Live music from duos and acoustic acts will provide an eclectic soundtrack to the event hosted at the ACE Centre – where industry experts will be on-hand to offer gin-tasting, gin masterclasses and educational talks on the history of gin, including a de-constructed tasting of nine traditional gin botanicals in their raw form.

The Gin Festival has previously been in Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds and sold out in advance of the event.

The Gin Festival has partnered with a selection of renowned worldwide gin brands to give fans a chance to sample and experiment with their wares, including Whitley Neill, Masons Yorkshire Gin, No. 209 Gin, Broker’s Gin, SW4, SLOEmotion, The Botanist, Two Birds Artisan Spirits, Durham Gin, Brennen & Brown Gin, Warner Edwards and Gin Mare.

The Gin Festival will run from 5pm to 11-30pm (last pour 11pm!) on Saturday, October 4th, and tickets are available for just £5 plus booking fee. Drinks tokens to are available with a gin, mixer and condiment of your choice costing £4.

For more information on the Gin Festival or to buy tickets visit