Gin Jamboree ‘By the Sea’

26 April 2017

A giant gin tasting event is taking place in Blackpool this summer. The Gin Jamboree, which takes place within the Empress Ballroom at Winter Gardens on Saturday 19th August, is hosted by the same team who broke the world record for the largest gin tasting event in 2016.

The Gin Jamboree will feature more than 100 artisan gins with hundreds of tonic and garnish combinations for gin fans to try in search of their new favourite, with mixologists on hand to guide along the way.

Organiser Andrew Wilson, said; “We’ve been doing Gin Jamborees since 2010, and during that time have visited some fabulous venues, but nowhere as breathtaking as Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. To hold an event at a venue which has hosted The Beatles – Morecambe and Wise on 1,000 occasions – plus every British Prime Minister since World War II is very special indeed.”

Last year, sales of gin broke the £1 billion mark for the first time ever in the UK, six months ahead of forecasts, with a growth rate higher than any other spirit sold in UK pubs, bars and restaurants.

Andrew, who recently launched his own range of Old School Gin, added: “The turnout for our Gin Jamborees has been phenomenal – with events selling out in a matter of days – so we advise gin enthusiasts to book early to avoid missing out.”

“It will be the first of its kind in Blackpool, whether you're already a fan of gin, or looking for an introduction. We have so many gins to try and every one of them is unique. The great thing about the new wave of artisan gins is they’re produced with great loving care by people who are keen alchemists and produced with quality in mind.”

The Gin Jamboree at Winter Gardens takes place between 12noon-5:00pm and 6:30pm-11:30pm and costs £15 per person for an early bird ticket, which includes a booklet describing all of the 100 different gins on offer, a gin ‘balloon’ glass to take home and a delicious supper. Entertainment is also provided including ‘cocktail flair’ demonstrations by bar experts Flow Motion.

Groups of up to 12 guests can also opt for a VIP package which includes reserved balcony seating with your own private bar, fast track entry to the event and your first G&T 'on the house’, which costs £350 per group.

To book tickets visit or call 01782 372224 more information.

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