AS the fab weather continued over another glorious weekend Scotland’s summer ‘show’ season got off to a magnificent sun drenched start!
And of course Stirling Gin was delighted to be on hand so that our wild nettle infused botanical blend was available to make sure parched punters had the perfect pick me up to stay cool and refreshed when the sun was at its most intense.
Our first port of call was the Drymen Show, which was instituted way back in 1816, and as you can see from the pic below this thirsty young fellow was desperate for something scintillating to tickle his taste buds!!
But now it’s time to mooooove (!) on and as you can see we managed to find a spot in the shade from which to dispense ‘refreshment aid’ and we are delighted to report that sales of our cheeky chappy 5ml ‘Ginster’ were particularly brisk!
Elsewhere it was a similar tale of soaring temperatures and sun-scorched grass as the Dunblane fling got into full swing!
Now at Stirling Gin we always keep an eye peeled for the unusual and as you know we have a soft spot for a tall tale but the question here would seem to be is this fine fellow a ‘toff, a scholar or an acrobat’ or in fact all three?!!
Of course, the Scottish summer show season is famous for its massed piped bands and at Dunblane there was no shortage of world-class piping talent all of which meant there were some mighty thirst pipers playing for their…err…G&Ts!
In fact, they were so thirsty that we served up over 200 Stirling gin and tonics and dispensed an eye-popping 60 litres of our very own elixir of life!
Naturally all this fine weather is also perfect for the summer drinks festival scene and you might recall we may have mentioned…in passing…that our sister company, The Stirling Spirit Company, will be staging the first ever ‘Gin, Rum & Cocktail Festival’ at gorgeous Gean House, in Clackmannanshire on Saturday, June 16.
Recently co-owner June McCann paid a behind the scenes visit to Gean House, which is named after The Gean cherry tree that grows just outside this classic timeless example of the arts and crafts architectural genre.
Now feast your eyes on the superb terrace below and imagine the sensory joy as the slightly sweet notes of our wild nettle infused gin reach the parts of your taste buds no other gin can reach….. chin chin!!
But there are now just 50 tickets left for what we are confident will prove an unforgettable day out. So to avoid disappointment, for what at just £25 per ticket (plus booking fee) is sure to be one of the most memorable days on the summer festival scene, click on BUY HERE quick!!
Well as they say at the end of all the best cartoons….That’s All Folks!
Stirling Gin….isn’t it time you #GraspTheNettle!