While some wanted to try Veganuary or Dry January, we at Society decided to embrace our love for gin and celebrate Ginuary instead.
Let’s be honest, January is already a rather miserable month. And while we’re all for moderation, abstaining from alcoholic beverages for the whole month of January (Dry January) is not something we’re willing to sign up for.
Instead, we decided to cook gin cured smoked salmon and support a local business by purchasing a bottle of unicorn gin liqueur.
Have a look at our small gin edit below and check out the amazing gin stories we covered, including when the next gin festival in the north-east will take place.
An Aberdeenshire bar launched a range of its own gin liqueurs. Are you going to try the Bubblegum, Unicorn or the recently launched Turkish Delight flavoured gin liqueur this Ginuary? Click here to find out more about the unusual drinks.
A collection of bespoke gin bottle lamps helped to raise more than £2,500 for charity. Find out more about jewellery manufacturer Lynne and her creations here.
We are loving this gin cured smoked salmon created by The Spiritualist in Aberdeen. The orange gin and spices add a unique and delicious flavour to the salmon, and being a light dish means that you won’t be too full for your main course. Click here for the perfect Ginuary recipe.
One of Aberdeen’s most cherished pubs, McGinty’s Meal An’ Ale has continuously made a name for itself over the years. Jumping on the craft gin revolution, McGinty’s offering of the juniper-based spirit is a large one at that. Read our interview with bar manager James McEwen here and find out about their epic Mc GINtrees.
An Aberdeen-based gin company secured a new European-wide distribution deal. Jindea, which was founded by three UK bartenders including 10 Dollar Shake’s Adrian Gomes in May 2017 and will now be distributed by MAS Wine & Spirits. If you’re interested in the new partnership, click here to find out more.
If you’re looking to impress your friends with an Instagrammable drink, then this is the drink for you. This incredible blueberry cocktail has been created by Ryan Rhodes, a drinks brand ambassador from Aberdeen. Click here to find out how to make the cocktail featuring Aberdeenshire-based Raven Gin. In addition, you can read a round of quick fire drinks questions with Callum Sim of Raven Gin here.
Did someone say gin festival? Gin lovers will be able to attend the two events with the first running from Friday, February 15, to Saturday, February 16, in Banchory at The Barn, and the second in Oldmeldrum at Lochter Activity Centre on Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20. You can find out more about the event here.
We have previously shared a list of our favourite places in the north east to have a gin and tonic. You can have a look at it here.