Licence to Thrill!
WE are delighted to start this week’s Mash-Up with an important piece of very good news!
As some of you may be aware Stirling Gin has had the drinks licence for our Old Smiddy distillery unanimously granted by Stirling District Licensing Board.
This will allow us to host a variety of events within The Old Smiddy (pictured below) in Stirling’s historic Lower Castlehill area under the shadow of Stirling Castle itself!
While later this week we hope to have more good news regarding our entry into The Old Smiddy, SG co-owner Cameron McCann is very keen to underline the importance of this decision and confirm our commitment to work with and embrace the local community.
Cam said: “The fact our licence was granted unanimously is extremely important to us and we hope proof that the message we have tried to send from day one – that we want to be part of the Top of the Town community – has been received in the spirit intended.
“For us it’s vital residents know we value their support, will be providing jobs for local people and are determined to make a positive economic impact in Stirling.”
But it’s also been another busy weekend with Stirling Gin managing to take both the high road and the low road to events in different parts of Scotland at which our wild nettle infused gin went down a treat!
First up we head to the capital of The Highlands, where SG was appearing at The Inverness Whisky & Gin Festival at Bogbain Farm, with over 300 gin aficionados descending determined to slake their thirst!
As you can see the Stirling Gin flowed freely but we were also ecstatic with how well our signature ‘Bloody Scotland’ cocktail went down with festival patrons on what was officially called ‘The Big Day’!
Co-owner June McCann was left purring by the Highland hospitality: “It was our first appearance at The Inverness Whisky & Gin Festival and it really was a fab experience.
“With over 100 spirits to try from the worlds of whisky and gin there was something for pretty much everyone to enjoy and what was particularly pleasing for us was how well our Bloody Scotland cocktail went down, as you can see from this pic!
“You always value feedback from the public and that is of great importance to us particularly ahead of our plans to introduce Bloody Scotland in a canned format later in the summer.
“On top of that we met some nice people along the way, so all in all it was a great weekend in Inverness!”
But while co-owners Cameron and June were up North, SG brand ambassador Stewart Patience was attending a birthday party!
In fact, it was a first birthday party for our friends at ‘The Spirit of Callendar’ and an invitation we were more that happy to RSVP tout suite!!
As you can see from the picture below the Baby-Faced Assassin, looking very stern-faced (!) was, as always, the consummate professional!
Next up for SG is an appearance at The Falkirk Gin Festival at the MacDonald Inchyra Grange Hotel this Saturday, where we will be rubbing shoulders with 20 other gin exhibitors!
But watch this space folks!
Stirling Gin…..isn’t it time you #GraspTheNettle!