Saturday 12th June is World Gin Day; a time to celebrate all things gin on a global scale. Whether you are already a fan of this juniper spirit or yet to discover the wonders of gin, World Gin Day is the day to try something new, explore different serve suggestions and enjoy all things GIN.
Who started World Gin Day?
The concept of World Gin Day was created by Gin Monkey back in 2009. Like the gin industry, the day has grown into a global phenomenon with events & promotions running in over 30 countries around the world, reaching over 200 million people on social channels. It’s huge!
The Gin Boom
Given that gin was originally produced in Holland as a medicinal drink in the early seventeenth century, it has been radically transformed into one of the trendiest and fastest growing spirits in the UK over recent years.
Off-trade sales of gin have more than doubled in the last five years with 48 million bottles of gin worth £716 million being sold in UK retailers in 2020 (WSTA Market Report). Covid-19 lockdown restrictions certainly led to more people enjoying a G&T at home!
At Geraldo’s we are huge supporters of the gindustry and work closely with gin producers from across Scotland to bring new and exciting gins to our customers both in our shop in Largs and online.
Our knowledgeable staff are accredited Gin Ambassadors and are always keen to help you choose the perfect gin for you; whether it is a gift or to add to your ever growing gin drinks cabinet. With over 80 artisan gins in store, there are plenty of fabulous brands and flavours to choose from.
Gin Tasting Events
For 18 months we've had to pause our in-store tastings due to Covid-19, but as restrictions ease we're delighted to kick-off our calendar of tastings events for our customers to enjoy over the summer.
This Saturday 12th June, we are celebrating World Gin Day with special Gin & Tonic packs and tastings of a selection of craft gins. Join the Geraldo's team between 1-4pm to learn more about some of our gins, pick up some serve suggestions and simply have a gintastic day!
If you can’t make it to Geraldo’s for World Gin Day, then why not do your own tasting event at home? Our Gin & Tonic Packs are available online, as well as in store, so why not try something new!