Published: 06:00, 25 September 2019
| Updated: 09:18, 25 September 2019
A shopping centre is set to stage its first gin festival this weekend.
Bluewater, near Dartford, will stage the three-day festival in association with The Gin Lounge, with the chance for gin lovers to immerse themselves in a world of gin and find out more about some of the UK’s top distilleries, as well as ones closer to home.
Running from Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29, it will see distilleries represented including Griffiths Brothers, Hinch Distillery, Silent Pool, Macmyra, Gin & Jones, and Chatham-based Copper Rivet.
Award-winning mixologists will be serving cocktails from two exclusive bars, while experts from the country’s best gin makers will be on hand to lead masterclasses and talk through the process of distilling.
Guests can also learn how to make classic drinks at interactive workshops and visit The Gin Lounge Shop to pick up bottles and gifts to take home.
For those who prefer a different tipple, there will also be a variety of other artisan spirits available, along with premium mixers, courtesy of Double Dutch.
The festival will be held in The Marquee by the Village and will run from noon to 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4pm on the Sunday.
Tickets include a free G&T on entry, a festival booklet and a Glencair Crystal glass to take home. Book here.