GlasgowLiving are delighted to present the FIRST EVER Scottish Drinks Festival!  On Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th we invite you to join us for a celebration of drinks, sampling, food, music and Scottish culture.

Under the spectacular roof of The Briggait, one of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings, situated on the bank of the River Clyde we will showcase an authentic and credible Scottish drink tasting experience in an unexpected and memorable way. 2000 people will flock to the Scottish Drinks Festival over four sessions to get a taste of this truly intimate experience.

Scotland has a remarkable worldwide reputation for producing world class drinks from whisky to gin to craft ale and more recently rum and fruit wines. The evolution and tales of the drinks industry are woven into the fabric of Scottish history. We want to let you taste these tipples and hear these stories. Over 150 different types of drinks will be available to sample including Old J Rums, Makar Glasgow Gin, Strathearn, Rock Rose, Fraiser of Scotland, Fallen Brewery, Deaths Door, Aviation gin, Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, Glengoyne, Tamdhu, Smokehead, Shetland Reel, Brockmans, Arran Malt whisky, Deanston, Ledaig, Bunnahabhain, The Scottish Gantry, One Gin, Fevertree, Spey Malt Whisky, Beinn Dubh, Elephant Gin, Fire Starter Vodka, Molvino Prosecco, Tower of London Dry Gin, Paletta wines, Savanna Cider.

The experts will be on hand to let you sample the drinks and learn more about their specialty gin, whisky, rum or other tipple treats. Scotland’s latest, greatest and most exciting drinks brands will serve taster size signature samples and The Scottish Gantry, a new local specialist wine and spirits retailer will be the bottle retailer on the day should you want to grab a bottle to take home with you.

The festival will also feature fresh culinary delights from some of the city’s best pop up street food specialists. From the good eating and the familiar, with Scottish twists and beyond. There will also be an option for those with a sweet tooth or a passion for a palletizer. Bold new flavours and innovative combinations will enrich your afternoon’s drink sampling whilst tantalising your taste buds. But the entertainment doesn’t stop there as each tasting session will be accompanied by live music from some local acoustic artists. Each customer will receive a complimentary glass, and event programme, as well as some other surprises from the exhibitors on the day.

All sampled drinks are included in the price but if you want to pick up any extra bottles, glassware or street food you will need to part with a few pennies. Most suppliers will take card payment but it’s worth mentioning that if you prefer cash, there is no ATM in Briggait.

Tickets for both sessions can be purchased online from here: http://www.scottishdrinksfestival.com/book/ The full programme and more information can be found at http://www.scottishdrinksfestival.com/ or follow @ScottishDrinksFestival on Twitter. You can join the Facebook event HERE.