Words by Difford's Guide
Our monthly listing of events, seminars and tastings which we consider of interest to discerning drinkers. Those events which are drinks industry specific or have days/periods that are industry specific are marked accordingly. Enjoy!
Scotland - Spirit of Speyside Gin Experience
What: The Spirit of Speyside Gin Experience offers guests the opportunity to enjoy gins and tonics, cocktails, music, food and tastings with events in a number of venues across the Speyside region. Guests are also invited to the main event, an afternoon garden party at Gordon Castle Walled Garden on the Saturday.
When: 10-12 July 2020
More info: Find out more at SpeysideGinExperience.com
UK - Birmingham Cocktail Weekend
What: The Birmingham Cocktail Weekend returns in their fifth year for four days and brings together some of the city's best bars. There will be an exciting line-up of events, among 50 Birmingham venues, and cocktail enthusiasts can delve into tastings, masterclasses and delicious signature drinks. Wristbands offer access to £4 signature cocktails across participating venues, and are now available to buy here.
When: 11-14 July 2019
Where: Birmingham, UK
More info: BirminghamCocktailWeekend.co.uk
UK - Birmingham Beer Week
What: Over a week of celebrations across the city, the full schedule of events will highlight Brum's beer scene. Events will be confirmed closer to the date!
When: 19-28 July 2019
Where: Birmingham, UK
More info: Find out more here.
UK - Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival
What: The Mindful Drinking Festival celebrates alcohol-free drinks, from beers, to wines, to kombucha and cocktails. Guests can enjoy talks, tastings, demonstrations, street food and live music. Delve into alcohol-free drinks and discover some of the best brands on the market. It's free to attend and everyone's welcome!
When: 11 am - 5 pm, 20 July 2019
Where: Spitalfields Market, London, UK
More info: MindfulDrinkingFestival.com
UK - Jigger Beaker Glass tour
What: The Jigger Beaker Glass tour returns with a fresh line-up of events, speakers and themes! Next stop is Edinburgh with Hospitality. Gain insight into the flawless guest journey and how to develop empathy and professionalism. Find out more about the sessions here.
When: 23 July 2019
Where: Edinburgh, UK
More info: Save your place here.
UK - Whitelock's Annual Beer Fest
What: Whitelock's and Turk's Head host their fifth annual beer fest with 'South West Fest' as their theme. They will be showcasing exclusive beers from the UK's South West, with a whopping 50 beers in total to sample. A festival-themed menu of food will be on offer in the Yard, and for your £5 ticket you'll receive a programme, a festival glass and half of any beer on offer.
When: 25-28 July 2019
Where: Turk's Head Yard, Leeds, UK
More info: TurksHeadLeeds.co.uk
USA - Scotch Day
What: This celebratory day is the best excuse to enjoy a brilliant Scottish scotch, attend a scotch tasting session or throw a party in aid of the spirit.
When: 27 July 2019
Where: Nationwide, USA
More info: Try our Scotch Sour today.
UK - LDN Spritz Week
What: LDN Spritz Week celebrates with St-Germain, MARTINI Fiero, MARTINI Prosecco, Bosford Rose and Chambord in over 75 London venues to celebrate the spritz, a classic summer refresher. Hosted by Bacardi Brown-Forman, one cocktail to take the spotlight during the celebrations is the St-Germain Spritz, a refreshing drink to enjoy on a hot summer's day. St-Germain teams up with Dusk, a nightlife app, which will offer complimentary St-Germain Spritzes at top venues during the event, including Dalston Roof Park and Bourne & Hollingsworth. Simply, download the app and plan your route on the LDN Spritz Week Map. Also keep your eye out for the MARTINI Fiero & Tonic, a very zesty spritz.
When: 29 July - 4 August 2019
Where: London, UK
More info: Elderflower Spritz.
UK - Black Tot Day
What: In 1970, the British Navy brought their rum rations (known as tot) to an end. In memory, we hold up a rum infused cocktail on this day.
When: 31 July 2019
Where: Globally - the more the merrier.
More info: Black Tot Day.
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