Glasgow gin lovers will have a chance to come together and celebrate their favourite tipple at a dedicated festival taking place in the city. 

Showcasing 80 different gins, the True OriGINs Festival will celebrate Scottish craft gin from across the country at The Briggait this May.

Aberdeenshire brothers Guy and Mungo Finlayson have been inspired to bring the very best of local gin to consumers as well as creating their own bespoke gin brand, which will be launched at the festival.

The brothers run MFGF Events and organise the annual Banchory and Inverurie Beer Festivals, which have also featured gin in recent years.

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Following the huge success of the pair's True OriGINs London event last year, which attracted over 4,000 visitors over four days, the Finlayson brothers have announced plans for a series of festivals across Scotland, bringing the very best in Scottish gin back to its home.

The festivals, taking place in Banchory, Inverurie, Edinburgh and Glasgow promise a unique experience to discover the many gins that Scotland has to offer.

Offering up to 80 gins sourced from across Scotland, each bottle and glass served has a story and every story has its own explanation. From drawing inspiration from childhood favourite flavours to what grows on the doorstep, the festival has it all.

Taking place on 31 May and 1 June at the Briggait in Glasgow, True OriGINS will include 8 different bars at the festival, split up into different regions of Scotland.

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Included with your ticket is an exclusive True OriGINS glass and gin bible, allowing you to sample the variety of drinks on offer, whilst keeping you in the know about the history and background of each tipple.

Backed by a wealth of industry experience in the drinks sector and a passion for knowing where the product is from, Guy, alongside brother Mungo, is thrilled to be bringing a taste of Scotland to gin lovers.

Guy said: “My passion for product provenance came from working in the wine and whisky industries.

“When working with fine wines in France or Italy, locals are hugely proud of the produce that their communities are putting out. Telling visitors all about their local wines, who makes them and why they are so special. This attitude to provenance and product origin has stuck with me, and now when I shop, I look for these hidden stories, which for me helps elevates them above other mass-produced labels.

“Through our festivals, I want people to have passion in the country, learn about the products we make locally, discovering where things are from, how they are made and who makes them.”

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As well as a wide and expansive selection of locally curated gins, the True OriGINS festivals will also launch Guy and Mungo’s very first gin, Autumn.

Distilled in Aberdeenshire, Autumn was first sampled at the inaugural True OriGINS festival in London but will officially launch to market in February at the Banchory festival.

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