5 holiday destinations for gin lovers

11th June 2018
5 holiday destinations for gin lovers

Love gin? Then you have to discover these five amazing international gin destinations…

The world’s gone positively gin mad over the last decade, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular boozes known to man. While it may have originated in Holland in the 17th century, by the Victorian era, it had become predominantly associated with London. However, today, gin is produced across the globe!

Don’t believe us? Then take a look at these five exciting gin holiday destinations!

The Philippines

Did you know that Filipinos are the biggest gin drinkers in the entire world? That’s right, and as you probably already know, The Philippines is a spectacular exotic holiday destination. The Philippines is incredibly beautiful and surprisingly affordable. There are multiple gin distilleries across the islands as well as gin bars such as The BonBon Club in Makati, which is the country’s first ever gin specialty bar.

Scotland

Move over whisky, as gin is now becoming the most beloved Scottish spirit, both with locals and tourists alike. The Scottish gin industry is booming, and gin tours are becoming one of the country’s most popular attractions. Whether you fancy touring the country on a week-long gin adventure or simply sampling local gins whilst you’re in Edinburgh or Glasgow for the day, there’s a gin tour for just about every taste and timeframe.

Portland, USA

Yes, even across the pond there are some fabulous and truly unique gin distilleries that are definitely worth considering. One that particularly stands out is Aviation American Gin, a gin company founded in the hipster town of Portland, Oregon. The craft gin company was recently purchased by Hollywood superstar, Ryan Reynolds! Who knew Deadpool loved gin so much? The gin is blended with a precise botanical blend that includes coriander, French lavender and anise seed. Aviation American Gin is one to look out for in the near future, likewise with Portland as one of the next gin hotspots.

Tuscany, Italy

Wine may be synonymous with Italy but there are actually multiple gin-makers in Tuscany. Peter in Florence, is the one of the leading gins that is distilled in Italy. This niche Tuscan gin is created with fourteen botanicals, including juniper and rose berries. And, the creator offers gin tasting lessons and even the opportunity to create your own version of the gin.

Barcelona, Spain

And finally, we come to Barcelona, the vibrant city by the sea that effortlessly fuses the old world with the new. It comes as no surprise that Barcelona has embraced the gin culture and countless gin bars have sprung up across the city. The Old Fashioned Gin Tonic & Cocktail Bar, as the name suggests, offers a quaint yet undeniably hip place to drink perfect gin and tonics. If you’re looking for a creative and ultra-modern gin setting, hit up Dux Gin & Cocktail in the beautiful area of El Born. Whether you’re looking for a quick G&T or an epic night out filled with gin-based cocktails, Barcelona certainly has you covered.

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