Gin Ahoy!

Ten gin distilleries, 25 types of gin, 350 salmon canapes and a marquee full of gin enthusiasts soaking up the regatta atmosphere.  I think we can safely say that Regatta GinFest floated everyone’s boat last Saturday.

The sun came out just in time for our ginfest attendees to walk the red carpet and enter the Regatta Marquee on the first day of Largs Regatta Week.  This Regatta is one of Scotland’s premier sailing events which has been running for 29 years and includes yacht, dinghy and skiff racing over 10 days.  The event is held at Largs Yacht Haven which has been awarded the very prestigious UK Coastal Marina of the Year 2017; the perfect venue for a GinFest!

While the yachts were competing on the water, the land-based gin fans enjoyed sampling and learning about a wide range of gins from ten distilleries across the country, many of which are finalists at this year’s Scottish Gin Awards.  And for those who fancied a wee nibble, Loch Fyne Oysters were showcasing their Makar Gin-infused smoked salmon.  All 350 delicious canapes went down a storm!

Check out the official photos by Marc Turner.

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If you missed out this time, don’t worry as we still have tickets left for Geraldo’s Gin Fest on 24th November in The Brisbane House Hotel in Largs.  They are selling quick so best book soon!

We also have an exciting calendar of in-store tasting events over the coming months.  Keep an eye on our Facebook Events page for details.  Pop into Geraldo’s of Largs this Saturday from 12.30 – 3pm to try the deliciously smooth Arran Gold Cream Liqueur.  There’s even some Arran Gold Truffles, courtesy of the Arran Chcolate Factory to go with it but you’ll have to be quick as these are limited.

Finally we’d like to say a huge thank you to all of those who attended and supported us at Regatta GinFest.  We couldn’t do it without you!  Thanks to Largs Yacht Haven, Largs Sailing Club, Largs Regatta Week, Marc Turner (for photos), Brockmans, Rock Rose, Darnley’s, Arbikie, Wild Thyme Spirits, Select Drams, Kirkjuvagr, Avva, Shetland Reel, Makar, Loch Fyne and Gin & Mix.  You’re all wonderful!

 

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Join us and 10 artisan gin producers at Regatta GinFest for a Saturday afternoon of gin tasting. What better way to spend the August bank holiday weekend?

Largs Regatta Week is one of Scotland’s premier sailing events and includes yacht, keelboat, dinghy and skiff racing over 10 days. The event is held at Largs Yacht Haven, which has just been awarded the very prestigious UK Coastal Marina of the Year 2017. This is your chance to soak up the Regatta atmosphere, meet the artisan gin producers and taste their wonderful gins.

When?

Saturday 26th August. 2-6pm

Where?

Regatta Marquee, Largs Yacht Haven

How?

Buy your ticket here!

The gin producers will be coming from across the country with award-winning gins, old favourites and brand new gins on the market. SIX of the distilleries coming are finalists in this year’s inaugural Scottish Gin Awards. This is your chance to meet them and find out what makes them stand out from the crowd.

Check out who is coming!

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Tickets are limited and selling fast, so please grab yours soon to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

In-store Tastings

Can’t make Regatta GinFest? Then come along to one of our in-store tasting sessions.

 

This Saturday you can try a range of delicious fruit liqueurs. Made in East Lothian by husband and wife team Robin & Derry Ford, there are 5 amazing flavours to choose from: Raspberry Vodka, Rhubarb Rum, Brammle Whisky, Gooseberry & Ginger Gin and Damson Gin. What’s not to love? There’s a liqueur here for everyone! Pop in on Saturday 19th August from 12.30-3pm and try them for yourself.

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Stuck for ideas for Father’s Day?

Let’s face it, Dads like to know that they are appreciated and what better way to make him feel special than to get him a thoughtful gift on Father’s Day. So what to get?

Well pop into the shop or have a look at our website for some inspiration. From a vast choice of whisky and gin, to sweet treats of luxurious handmade chocolates, gift-wrapped confectionery or some of our beautifully embossed tinned biscuits. You are sure to find something he’ll love.Arran 10yoGlassPack

Whisky is often a popular choice. If your Dad has a particular preference of whisky, we have several expressions to choose from and can suggest something different that’s not found in the supermarkets. If he is keen to learn more about the ‘water of life’ our new whisky learning set makes the perfect accompaniment.

 

IMG_9895pwOr perhaps he is a gin drinker? With over 30 artisan gins to choose from, you’re bound to find one that would tempt his tastebuds. From Rock Rose in the North, to NB Gin in the East, The Botanist in the West and Hendricks in the South, we have a craft gin from every corner of Scotland. Pair it with a refreshing Fever-Tree Tonic and you’re all set to go.

 

For Dads with a bit of a sweet tooth, our luxurious handmade chocolates are out of this world. Create a thoughtful gift by carefully choosing his favourite chocolates, have them boxed by hand and beautifully packaged for his special day.

He’ll also love our new range of iconic Stewart’s mint and shortbread tins or make his day with a Cuba Venchi full size chocolate cigar.

Whatever gift you choose for your Dad, we hope you spend a wonderful day together, cherish every moment and have a very Happy Father’s Day!