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If you haven't been the Edinburgh International Festival is surely one for your bucket list.
Founded in 1947 after the devastation of World War II, the vision of the Festival was to reunite people through great art and “provide a platform for the flowering of human spirit”. As people overcame the post-war darkness and austerity, the festival spirit began to bloom and now 70 years on the event is ranked as one of the most important cultural celebrations in the world, welcoming over 2,500 artists and 400,000 visitors from home and distant shores, every year.
For those of you that know the Edinburgh International Festival as well as us here at Caorunn Gin then we’re sure you will know what we mean when we talk about the ‘Edinburgh Buzz’; the feeling that you’re in the centre of the world where it’s all happening in a giant melting pot of people, culture, visual excitement, the sights, the sounds, the smells (the food!), the gin cocktails (naturally!), staying up really, really late (the city stays alive pretty much all night) and lots and lots of laughter.
We think it’s one of the most wonderful places in the universe which is why we’re bursting with excitement about getting ready to take up permanent residence in Edinburgh this August and be part of the world's biggest arts and comedy festival, bringing our own, very special blend of ‘Grin & Tonic’!
For the duration of the festival during August you will find us in the Caorunn Gin Garden, a vibrant sanctuary hosted by Hotel du Vin, giving you the perfect hidden retreat right at the heart of all the action.
Think chilled atmosphere in a summer garden, a secret place to escape the bustling crowds coupled with our brand new Caorunn based cocktail menu. All of our featured drinks have been designed in partnership with the Head Bartender at Hotel du Vin specially for the pop-up event; so whether you love simple or complex flavours we’re sure there’s a cocktail to suit you just perfectly…
The cocktails do not stop at the Caorunn Gin Garden!
We’re thrilled to announce that Caorunn Gin will also feature as part of the Edinburgh Cocktail Festival, the city’s first ever festival dedicated entirely to cocktails. With indoor and outdoor spaces filled with cocktail bars, street food stalls, tastings, masterclasses, pop-up events, and live performances by emerging artists and DJs.
We will be there with our perfect partners and favourite friends from Fevertree. We’d love you to swing by and we’ll shake you up something fabulous.
The Cocktail Festival runs from 4th – 28th August, 12 - 10pm daily and you’ll get unlimited entry to all tastings, experiences and masterclasses from the entire month with your wristband which costs £15 (no joke, we know the festival is filled with comedy but yes that is the cost and it’s absolutely incredible), meaning you can come see us again, and again, and again!
And if you’re not able to join us in Edinburgh this August, let us join you at home – ‘Carounn in your room’ if you like (or hopefully your garden if the sun’s still shining). Check out our top tips to hosting your every own gin infused summer party.