World Gin Day

9 June 2012

Bars in Melbourne, Mumbai and San Francisco will be joining gin lovers in Blighty this year to celebrate the fourth World Gin Day on 9 June.

Gin library at Plymouth GinThe brainchild of Neil Houston, the 20-something gin lover behind YetAnotherGin.com, this day is all about celebrating the distinctiveness of this most British of spirits, whether it’s out and about Birmingham’s own gin palace, The Jekyll & Hyde in hip London bars  Callooh Callay or a new one to me (must get out more!), the London Gin Club.

The knowledgeable guys at World Gin Day have a number of top suggestions and one place I’d personally recommend is the Graphic Bar, home to the Juniper Society, or. If you feel seriously inspired, you could always book onto Plymouth Gin’s Distill your Own day. Now that is fun!

Me? I’m looking forward to my first visit to the Ginstitute. Can’t wait…

So, for ideas of where to go, cocktails to create and competitions to enter, head to World Gin Day, join the 1000s of friends on facebook or follow the action on twitter