Juniper Festival 2019
31st May — 2nd June
Summerhall, Edinburgh

Scotland's original and #bestginfest.

Festival Info

What to expect...

Now in it's sixth year, we have always strived to ensure that our festival remains the best experience for the passionate gin crowd. Our festival has always had a strong Drinks Education ethos, and we curate a strong program of exhibitors and masterclasses to reinforce that. Unlike many festivals, you get the opportunity to meet the producers responsible for your favourite spirits, and learn more about their beautifully crafted gin.

As well as gin sampling in the Ballroom, you'll also find the best cocktail bartenders in the country serving unique serves with their favourite brands in the Dissection Room, while the Anatomy Theatre hosts a broad range of talks and masterclasses to learn more.

Click on the images below to find out more about each section of the festival.

Gin Ballroom

Gin sampling from an exciting blend of returning brands, and those new to the festival.

We like to do things differently at Juniper Festival. Last year we took away the barriers between you and the exhibitors, allowing you to mingle with the distillers and producers, and sample their spirits. Try new and upcoming gins and pick the brains of the people responsible for creating your favourite flavours.

Dissection Room

Where gin brands & cocktail bars collaborate to give you delicious new drinks.

We are blessed in Scotland with some of the finest creative cocktail minds and fantastic bars in the UK. Following on from last year, we're inviting some of the best bars to pair with carefully selected gin brands to create bespoke drinks for you to sample, and learn new ways of enjoying some of your favourite brands.

Anatomy Theatre

A carefully curated mix of talks and entertaining masterclasses on a diverse range of topics.

The Summerhall Drinks Lab is dedicated to drinks education, and part of that is providing free talks and masterclasses on a variety of topics. Always a highlight of the festival, join us as we bring the Drinks Lab to the Anatomy Theatre for the weekend, where you can try samples of G&Ts, cocktails and spirits while learning about the history, creation and variety of gins around the world.

Gin Sampling

Try 40+ gins from around Scotland and the rest of the world.

Of course the biggest draw of any gin festival is the gin! However, unlike other festivals, there's no requirement to purchase anything other than your ticket. You'll get to sample products from 30+ producers from around Scotland and the world; from brand new gins you've not tried yet, to some of the stalwarts of the gin world; from neat gin, to beautiful cocktails, all included in the ticket price.



Just £20 + booking fee, we have four different sessions to choose from:

Select your chosen session, then the number of tickets you require on the right. Click on the calendar date then the time, then complete the form to book!

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Where to Find Us

Summerhall Drinks Lab
1 Summerhall

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