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                                                Life’s a Marathon not a Sprint!

AS official gin of The Stirling Marathon you must forgive us if we hit the ground running in this week’s Mash-Up!

With almost 6,000 enthusiastic runners tackling both the full marathon distance of 26.2 miles and the half marathon abbreviated version it was only right that your favourite wild-nettle infused botanical blend was on hand to help our ‘athletes’ gin and bear it!

Our first picture from Sunday’s action shows our crack team of elite ‘gin-runners’, Stewart, Lisa and Marc setting up and preparing for the arrival of some very thirsty customers!

Marathon 1

SG co-owner Cameron McCann was delighted with a…wait for it…well-run day: “As official craft gin supplier to The Great Run Company we supply Stirling Gin to eight of their runs including The Great North Run, but the run that is closest to our heart is naturally The Stirling Marathon.

“This is our second year supplying SG at the event but our first when we have also supplied our Bloody Scotland cocktail and I was particularly pleased with how well it went down!

“I’d just like to take the chance to thank Stirling Marathon director Jennifer Isaacs for all her help and to congratulate all the runners who took part and no doubt raised thousands for well deserving causes. It really was a great day out.”

Next up we have the first two customers, of what proved to be a ‘marathon day’ out, with these two young ladies trusting in the reviving powers of a blood transfusion…..courtesy of our ‘Bloody Scotland’ cocktail!

Marathon 5

But with blues skies eventually triumphing over cloud and showers we were delighted to see Sarah’s first port of call after she had received her medal was the Stirling Gin Gazebo where our big nosed gin once again proved just the tonic!

Marathon 4

Next up we have three young ladies who seemed to wrap up their day quickly and were delighted to see their best efforts foiled again!

Marathon 2

Of course, as we mentioned our own crack SG team proved to be real prize guys with runners, patrons and officials alike and it’s only fitting that from left to right Mark, Kinchie, Lisa and Stewart were awarded their own podium finish!

Marathon 3

But before we leave you this week it really is time to confirm that spring has sprung!

Pictured below is a sight that gladdens the heart of all at Stirling Gin…the blooming of the wild Stirlingshire nettle!

Spring Nettles

Particularly with the early season nettle there is a sweetness of note that we believe firmly enhances you favourite big-nosed botanical blend!

Indeed, if you were about recently in our favourite ‘hunting grounds’ up in Bridge of Allan’s historic Minewood or the King’s Park, you may have spotted us busily hand-picking our early season crop!

One things for sure….you can bet we were #GraspingTheNettle!!

 

 

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The Monday Mash-Up

Match of the Day!

It’s amazing how popular Stirling Gin has become in the world of sport!

While another busy weekend has just drawn to an end after SG was in attendance at events from the world of cricket and football, this coming week we will be pitching up at one of Scotland’s most famous athletics events….but more of that later!

So, let’s get back to the starting grid and on Friday night SG co-owner Cameron McCann was on duty at Doune Cricket Club where our big nosed botanical blend went down a treat with the players, supporters and very thirsty gin–lovers from the fascinatingly named ‘The Grazings’!

Interestingly enough the picture below features our glorious leader looking slightly worried….

No wonder when you consider that the 1866 founded club’s crest features, as the pic below shows, a pistol and a cricket bat…. !!!

 

Next up for us was the Barrhead Travel cruise show which was held at company HQ in Glasgow with some 400 of the travel world’s glitterati in attendance.

As you can see SG brand ambassador Stewart Patience made sure that a taste of Scotland was on everyone’s lips!

Barrhead Travel Cruise Fest

Our next stop is the Inchyra Grange Hotel where our friends at Falkirk FC were hosting their ‘Gala Awards Dinner’ and while we don’t like to blow our own trumpets, as you can see from the pic below, sometimes you have to pipe up!

Falkirk FC Dinner

This weekend Stirling Gin will once again team up with the Bairns when we are in attendance at the club’s much-anticipated ‘Ladies Day’ which should prove just the tonic!

Meanwhile the countdown is firmly on for Scotland’s first ever gin, rum and cocktail festival which is being hosted by SG’s sister company The Stirling Spirit Company, at historic Gean House, on Saturday June 16,

We are now down to our final 100 tickets 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

Gin Rum and Spirit Festival 2018 event brite

The big sporting event of the week ahead is of course the Stirling Marathon where SG will be fulfilling its role as the event’s official gin. You will find us in Kings Park Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April selling by the bottle and serving up G&T’s and our famous ‘Bloody Scotland’ Cocktail.

We hope it will be a case of watch this space because SG will be rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty in the shape of Outlander’s Sam Heughan, who will be running and is pictured below.

Fingers crossed Sam may even be running in full Highland regalia, one things for sure, if he is you can bet SG co-owner June McCann will be doing everything she can to make sure she gets a snap with Sam the Man!!

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The Monday Mash Up

 All Systems Go!

STIRLING GIN is delighted to reveal that almost a year to the day after we put our bid in for our new home The Stirling Distillery we have had it rubber stamped and officially gained entry to the building which will soon become Stirling’s first ever gin distillery!

So in short, it’s all systems go!

Of course, as you’d expect, this great piece of news was celebrated in suitable fashion with an impromptu gin-tasting for a group of ‘new friends’ who we hope will help make SG the toast of the east, but more of that later, as at this point it’s best to let co-owner Cameron McCann wax lyrical over these two pretty momentous events for SG

Cam said: “Obviously our official entry into the building is a fantastic development and it’s amazing to think that after putting our bid in on April 14, 2017, we finally got the green light almost a year to the day later, yet despite it being Friday, April 13, we got lucky!

“What this means is that the local contractors who have been on standby ready to get to work have at last got the greenlight to do so and I very much hope we will have some great pictures to share with everyone as developments gather pace, but the bottom line is, at long last, it’s all systems go!”

Cameron continued: “On top of this Stirling Gin recently reached agreement with Min Tin Liqueur of Singapore to exclusively supply  SG to their retail, bar and restaurant outlets throughout the country.

“I am delighted to share that a group of three of their key directors (pictured below), Kirsty Aong, her father and Benny Wong flew over to visit us and take a look at the Old Smiddy for themselves.

Min Tin 1

“When you have guests, who have travelled half-way around the world to visit, it seemed only fair to put on an impromptu tasting which included some of our new summer liqueur range, while myself and June also regaled them with the story of Stirling Gin.

“It would to be fair to say that even although right now The Old Smiddy is just an empty shell, they really were blown away by the whole story of Stirling Gin from the use of the wild Stirlingshire nettles, to the provenance and heritage that is the very essence of Stirling and so at the heart of everything we are trying to build at SG.

“As a result, we have now reached an agreement with Min Tin to roll out Stirling Gin into the wider Asian market and that is a hugely exciting development by any standards.”

But while our glorious leader was playing host in our home city of Stirling, brand ambassador Stewart Patience was busy building our profile at the Durham Gin Fayre, where the SG went down a treat with the 600 plus patrons who attended the three sessions at Durham Town Hall.

But rather than furnish us with pics of packed patrons imbibing our wild nettle infused botanical blend, ‘The Baby-Faced Assassin’ as we like to call him, has provided us with a more artistic contribution!

Obviously, as you can see from the pic below, Stewart was driven ‘quackers’ in the historic old market town and clearly caught out for a duck!

Durham Quackers

But we love the beautiful stained-glass window below and suffice to say, for our sins, we will be back in Durham next year!

Durham Stained Glass

SG were also in attendance at The MacDonald Inchyra Grange Hotel at the Falkirk Gin Festival, where the lovely Lisa was under siege from thirsty gin lovers as our big-nosed blend proved hugely popular with the 500 gin aficionados in attendance.

Falkirk Fayre

But what really pleased us was that our signature Bloody Scotland cocktail went down so well that we ran out!!

Of course, it’s a small world and we were amazed to find out that two groups of friends had, unbeknown to each other, attended both the Durham and Falkirk Festivals at the same time!

What was even more bizarre was that when the twin sets of chums ended up face timing each other, to their amazement, they found they were both ensconced at the Stirling Gin stalls some 179 miles apart!!

As someone once said…it’s a funny old game Saint!!

Looking ahead we have our first ever cricket club gin-tasting at Doune, while we will also be in attendance as one of Glasgow’s top travel agents hosts an exclusive city centre gathering this weekend.

But for now, that’s all folks!

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The Monday Mash-Up

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!

Smiddy 1

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’!

Inverness 1

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!

Inverness 3

“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!

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The Monday Mash-Up

Easter Eggstravagance!

EASTER maybe a time of holiday and catching up with family for many but for Stirling Gin it marked another busy weekend.

Our first Easter outing came at Patons & Baldwins Bowling Club, Alloa, where both co-owners Cameron and June McCann were on duty as we provided a gin and cocktail tasting to a thirsty group of 33 bowlers, who pictured below, certainly didn’t need any egging on!

But especially at Easter we like to make sure that our punters get ‘eggstra’ value and the bowlers were left well…err…’eggstatic’ when we also provided an exclusive tasting opportunity from our new liqueur range which will be launched later this summer.

Right now we can’t provide any further details on these drinks but suffice to say the P & B stalwarts were bowled over by them on Friday night!

Next up was an appearance by Cameron at The City Walls Mini Gin Festival in our home city of Stirling.

The City Walls is the number one Belhaven pub in Central Scotland and a truly unique watering hole, situated as it is within the city’s historic medieval walls.

With SG the only gin company kindly invited to attend by manager Alan Fowler, a busy afternoon ensued, at which our big-nosed botanical blend went down a treat with the punters and cemented its place as this hugely popular hostelry’s best-selling craft gin.

City Walls

This weekend we are delighted to be making our debut appearance at the Inverness Whisky & Gin Festival.

This is something we at Stirling Gin are very excited about as we look forward to making new friends and meeting up with old chums amongst the 30+ exhibitors who will be promoting their products at a string of top venues in the Highland capital.

But returning home we are happy to report that session three (Saturday night) of this year’s Stirling Gin Festival is now a sell-out!

With the Saturday afternoon tasting not far behind and the Friday evening sampling sesh also selling steadily, if you want to experience the unique delights of what is fast becoming the most popular festival on the Scottish craft gin scene, quickly click on www.stirlingspiritcompany.scot/ and then click Stirling Gin Festival before it’s too late!

gin festival image

But before we go it’s only appropriate that we share an Easter Egg with you and right now at SG HQ we can promise you, as you can see from the pic below, we have the perfect refreshment to help make sure this is a truly eggsellent experience!

Ginster Easter Egg

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The Monday Mash-Up

 Stirling Gin At the Movies!

THIS week we are starting at the movies!

Stirling Gin was delighted to be invited along to one of Scotland’s great cultural events, the 8th annual Hippodrome Silent Movie Festival in Bo’ness.

You might think this a strange place for us to visit but gin and indeed cocktails have a strong connection with the era of the silent silver screen.

It was the legendary silent movie star WC Fields who once quipped: “I exercise extreme self-control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast!”

While despite ‘Prohibition’ being enforced across the pond some of the biggest names of the 20’s like Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford also had cocktails named after them,

So, our intrepid brand ambassador Stewart Patience, was on hand at Bo’ness Town Hall to provide a gin and cocktail master class.

With a Stirling Gin and tonic served to each patron upon arrival at Hippfest’s very own silent saloon, as you can see from the pic below, our big-nosed botanical blend went down a treat with these femme fatales!!

Femme Fatales

Our next stop is the Blythswood Hotel where SG were delighted to be part of a select eight gin ensemble for what was very much a boutique Gin Festival for a select audience of 120 gin lovers who were introduced to the delights of our uber botanical blend for the first time.

As you can see from the pic below SG brand rep Marc McParland was in full flow as he ensured the gin flowed and we are delighted to report that so well did Stirling Gin go down that we have now been added to the gin list at arguably the most exclusive five-star establishment in Glasgow.

Blythswood Gin Fest

Our second festival appearance of the week came at Glasgow University where with Stewart and Marc once again on duty, SG were honoured guests of the Glasgow University Gin Society and we hope that at such an illustrious seat of learning we managed to educate a few palates in the delights of our wild nettle infused gin!

As if that wasn’t enough SG were also on duty at both The St Enoch Centre, Glasgow and Stirling’s The Thistles Centre where our unique hand-crafted Easter Egg created exclusively for SG by Carol, ‘The Chocolate Gallery’s’ master chocolatier and filled with our famous 5cl cheeky chappy Ginster bottle proved just the job for shoppers!

Our St Enoch’s appearance also marked the first unveiling of our new gin- wagon and we hope you don’t mind us sharing a pic of our pride and joy!

New Cart Master

Of course, on Friday tickets for this year’s Stirling Gin Festival went on general release at a bargain £27.50 (plus booking fee) per session for the triple tippling soirée, which will once again be held at the iconic Stirling Highland Hotel on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3.

Naturally we are delighted to report that just three days later, session three (Saturday night) is almost sold out, while the Saturday afternoon is not far behind and Friday evening, session one is also selling steadily.

With 120 gins set to be presented for tasting compared to 100 last year, the 2017 record of 1203 bottles sold is sure to fall this November and if you want to experience the unique delights of what is fast becoming the most popular festival on the Scottish craft gin scene click on www.stirlingspiritcompany.scot/ and then click Stirling Gin Festival!

We promise you a fascinating weekend full of insight, warmth and the best gins in the UK await….sound good?

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The Monday Mash-Up

   THE EASTER(N) PROMISE!

THE sun is shining this Monday afternoon and at Stirling Gin our spirits (it’s always good to a get a pun in early!) have been lifted by some great news that has come our way over the weekend!

For we can exclusively reveal that Stirling Gin has reached agreement to supply our wild nettle infused gin exclusively to Singapore’s uber smart Carlton Hotel Group.

Pictured below you see the first few cases that will shortly head east, as SG bids to tickle the taste buds of Singapore’s discerning gin lovers with our unique big-nosed botanical blend!

Boxing Clever 2

Of course, Easter is almost upon us and Stirling Gin are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with our friends at The Chocolate Gallery in Auchterarder, to create an Easter Egg with a difference!

Available from our Pop-Up Gin shops in Stirling’s The Thistles Centre and The St Enoch Centre in Glasgow from this Thursday until Sunday, you will be able to purchase a unique luxury Easter Egg hand-crafted exclusively for SG by Carol, ‘The Chocolate Gallery’s’ master chocolatier, which will be filled with our famous 5cl cheeky chappy Ginster bottle.

Easter Egg

At a bargain £15 this ‘eggcellent’ limited edition offer will only be available, as we may have mentioned earlier(!), at our two pop-up shops between Thursday (March 22) and Sunday (March 25) this week…so hurry, the interest on social media has been massive!!!

Regular reads of The Monday Mash-Up will know that a Stirling Gin judging panel comprising of co-owners Cameron and June McCann and SG’s shy & retiring media man Bert Mitchell attended New College Cumbernauld, where Art & Design students presented a variety of briefs as they bid to provide the designs for SG’s new liqueur range.

Well we can exclusively reveal that the lucky recipient of the £100 winner’s cheque was a talented young lady called Stephanie Wilson who is pictured below with Cameron.

Stephanie

While there was no doubting the quality of the overall entry, the panel unanimously voted for Stephanie’s creation and we look forward to sharing it with you later.

Now a date for your diary!

On Friday (March 23) tickets for this year’s Stirling Gin Festival will go on general release!

Briefs for the most sought-after Gin Festival on the Scottish craft gin circuit are priced at a bargain £27 (plus booking fee) per session for the triple tippling soirée, which will once again be held at the iconic Stirling Highland Hotel on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3.

Our very own Queen of Gin, June McCann, is promising this year’s event will assume the mantle of Scotland’s foremost craft-gin festival, after last year’s event drew a record 1,000 gin-lovers over its twin-sessions, taking over £30,000 in off-sales while generating around £100,000 for the local Stirlingshire economy.

June said: “We were thrilled with the figures and the fun that the fourth annual Stirling Gin Festival generated but I have no doubt in saying that the 2018 event will be both bigger and better!

“We will be lifting our number of exhibitors from 24 to 30 and the increase won’t just be in numbers but in quality and variety,” vowed June.

With 120 gins set to be presented for tasting compared to 100 last year, one things for sure and that is the 2017 record of 1203 bottles sold is sure to fall this November!

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The Monday Mash-Up

Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics!

AS regular readers of our Monday Mash-Up column will know we at Stirling Gin love our statistics!

So, did you know that it was Benjamin Disraeli, the famous Victorian former British Prime Minister who was alleged to have said: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”

Amazingly this quotation was attributed to Disraeli by the great American writer Mark Twain, although funnily enough there is no recorded instance of Disraeli having uttered these words!

Yet while that may all be a case of smoke and mirrors, one set of statistics released over the weekend has been music to the ears of all at Stirling Gin!

Would you believe that Britons bought a record 51million bottles of gin last year with sales up by £104million this Christmas compared with 2016!

2017 was also a record-breaking year for gin exports which broke the £500million barrier for the first time with 515 gin distilleries now open in the UK, more than double the number operating five years ago!

Of course, the Stirling Gin distillery will shortly be added to that number and with his usual immaculate timing SG’s glorious leader Cameron McCann (pictured below) took centre stage at the Head Offices of Triage Ltd where he presented on the story of Stirling Gin from ‘birth to bottle’.

Triage

A captivated, or was that captured audience (!), which included Triage owner Kate Carnegie MBE, Stirling Council chief executive Stewart Carruth and council director Carol Beattie, listened intently as the Camster provided an address that, we are assured, the great Disraeli would have been more than happy to include in his quote….if indeed he’d uttered these words in the first place!

Moving swiftly on co-owner Cameron’s busy week continued with a trip to Stirling University, where students from the MBA course, pictured below, presented for our Bloody Scotland Cocktail marketing brief.

Bloody Scot Brief

Over to you Cam: “I’d just like to say a huge thanks to the MBA students who presented to us, their work was truly phenomenal, and they were also lovely people.

“Going forward they have given us exactly what we were looking for from the brief and a huge thanks to them for all their hard work in that respect.”

SG were also out and about at our local rugby club, Stirling County RFC, where brand ambassador Stewart Patience and the lovely Lisa ensured that rugby fans had their whistles, as you can see from the pic below, well and truly wetted!

County Fest 2

Of course, the SG staff work hard to make sure that our delicious big-nosed botanical blend reaches the punters that other gins can’t reach and as such it was nice to provide them with a little reward for their efforts!

This came in the shape of a day on the ice at The Scottish Curling Centre, where the stars of our Team Stirling Gin curling team put, with a variety of success, our lads and lasses through their paces!

First up we have Lisa, who was clearly brought to her knees by the whole experience!

CurIing Bonding Day 1

Next is the baby-faced assassin himself, SG brand ambassador Stewart, showing that when it comes to curling all you need is poise and well….patience!

Study in Patience

But undoubtedly the pic(k) of the bunch from a great day out arrived when co-owner Juniper proved that when it comes to ice and Stirling Gin, for her it’s always a case of bottoms-up!

Curling 3

But before we leave you for another week, remember a whole host of ‘gintastic’ gifts are literally at your fingers if you head over to www.stirlinggin.co.uk where you can pick up a bargain and make sure that your taste buds are well and truly tickled by our unique wild nettle infused uber gin!

Stirling Gin….isn’t it time you #GraspTheNettle!

The Monday Mash-Up

Home (Almost) Alone!

WE are delighted to start this week’s Monday-Mash-Up with a little picture exclusive!

You will of course be aware that we have had the green light from Stirling Council Planning Department to proceed with our plans to convert a Victorian Blacksmiths into our new ‘Old Smiddy’ Distillery.

Below is the first ever picture taken from inside the premises with co-owner June McCann acting as tour guide to The Scottish Gin Society Awards Programme Manager Pippa Barker!

Distillery Exclusive

‘Juniper’ was understandably delighted to play hostess: “The next step in the process is of course to get to work on the conversion procedure but nevertheless it was an exciting moment to finally get access to the premises and show Pippa around,” said our first lady of gin.

June continued: “As you can see the potential to create a bespoke 21st century custom built gin distillery, while also retaining some of the charm and character of the ‘Old Smiddy’s’ Victorian heritage, is awesome….so watch this space!”

Of course, you may wonder what Pippa (we love her fab Leopard skin boots!) from The Scottish Gin Awards was doing being given an exclusive show round….but that can wait for another day!!

Of course, we couldn’t let this week’s Mash-Up go without mentioning ‘The Beast from The East’ which certainly proved to have plenty of bite!

As you can see from the pic below of the Stirling Gin van, we were confined to barracks and were particularly sad to miss out on a sports dinner due to be held by Falkirk FC, for whom Stirling Gin are the official gin suppliers.

Snowbound

But while we missed out a big night out with The Bairns we were delighted to put our spare night to good use when SG organised a private tasting for our two new summer gin liqueurs which will be launched when the weather is hopefully a bit balmier!

Although at this stage we can’t reveal the names or contents of our two top secret summer tipples, we can tell you that they went down very well as our guinea pigs from the worlds of crime fiction, corporate business, canine care and five-star hotels all purred in satisfaction at their servings!

Pictured below we can assure you that our ruby red rib-tickler helped banish ‘The Beast’ and ensure that our patrons were left with a warm feeling inside!

Sneak Preview

But thankfully the big thaw is well on the way now and the week ahead is another busy one for Stirling Gin with co-owner Cameron McCann at Stirling University, where he will be casting his beady eye over a series of presentations produced by MBA students for our’ projected ‘Bloody Scotland’ cocktail launch.

While on March 22 the Stirling Gin Pop-Up shop will once again…er…well…pop-up, but this time amazingly in two places at the same time, with Stirling’s Thistles Centre and the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow being given the full SG treatment!

We are particularly looking forward to our debut appearance at the St Enoch Centre where we hope our bespoke gin-wagon, pictured below, will go down like an SG over ice!

Gin Wagon

But before we finish this week’s Mash-Up it’s important to give all you gents out there one final chance to make the most important member of your family very happy this weekend!

For, as we all know, it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday and Stirling Gin have the perfect present if you’ve left it late and are starting to panic!

For a few places remain up for grabs at our Gin & Cocktail Master Class being held at Stirling County RFC at 12pm on Saturday.

For just £18 mum will be able to enjoy an SG & tonic and two of our premium gin-based cocktails and given the inside story on how to make a mouth water with our cocktails!

Afterwards enjoy free entry to the ‘Stirling County’s Bouncing’ fest that will include live big screen coverage of the Ireland versus Scotland Six Nations encounter…. Book your space here.

Rugby club masterclass

Alternatively, you might want to take advantage of another superb SG offer which could help make Mother’s Day memorable this weekend

The exclusive and deliciously citrus scented Stirling Gin candle is now back in stock and for just £19.99, you can not only light up your ‘des res’ but create a heavenly ambience that is perfect to help enjoy a ‘gintastic’ moment and sure to put a big smile on the most important member of your family!! BUY HERE

But remember a whole host of ‘gintastic’ gifts are literally at your fingers if you head over to www.stirlinggin.co.uk where you can pick up a bargain and make sure that your weekend is suitably….err, well…lubricated!

So remember Mum’s the word!

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The Monday Mash-Up XXV

                                                              Fayre Game!

IT’S been another weekend to remember for Stirling Gin thanks to our appearance at the 400-person sell-out Dunbar Gin Fayre!

As you can see from the picture below SG brand ambassador Stewart Patience was in full flow as he made sure our unique wild nettle infused blend went down a treat with patrons who were delighted to gin and bear it!

Dunbar 1

We are delighted that Stirling Gin has been asked to join the Gin Fayre’s list of core exhibitors, in what will see SG appearing at Fayres from the Lake District to Ayr, as we continue to grow our brand both South of the border and back home, with our next appearance being at the gin fayre in historic Durham on Saturday, April 14th.

SG’s growing profile down south has also been further heightened by the exclusive five-figure deal we have signed to supply gin to The Great Run Company.

The agreement will see SG supply our delicious craft gin at eight of The Great Run Company’s events on either side of the border, including the blue ribbon ‘Great North Run’, in Gateshead, which was established in 1981 and is now the biggest half-marathon race in the world!

The ‘GNR’ was founded by the living athletics legend that is Brendan Foster, with household names like Sir Mo Farah a four-time winner, Paula Ratcliffe a previous winner of the ladies’ event and over 1million runners, including Kevin Keegan, when he was the England football team captain, having participated in this amazing run.

As you can see from the pic below we have already been extensively testing our prized product on athletes the length and breadth of the country…and results have been good!

Now regular readers of ‘The Monday Mash-Up’ will recall that last week co-owner Cameron McCann was appearing ‘live & dangerous’ at historic Gargunnock House where the Camster was providing a bespoke gin tasting.

You might also remember we mentioned our glorious leader was following in the footsteps of the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frédéric Chopin!

Well here at SG we like exclusives and below we have a picture exclusive of the very same piano on which ‘Fast Freddy’ tinkled the ivories….and can you believe it, but it looks like ‘obywatel’ (Polish for Mr) Chopin was partial to a drop of our big nosed uber blend!!

Chopin's Ghost

Now we realise this may get on your wick, but we have more good news for you!

Yes, the exclusive citrus scented Stirling Gin candle (pictured below)  is now back in stock and for just £19.99, you can not only light up your ‘des res’ but create a delicious heavenly ambience that is perfect to enjoy a ‘gintastic’ moment with the one you love…just make sure you don’t get guttered (get it?!!) BUY HERE

We always like to end the Monday Mash-Up with a look forward to future events and we are pleased to announce that we will be providing a Gin & Cocktail Master Class at Stirling County RFC, on Saturday March 10.

For just £18 you will be able to enjoy an SG & tonic and two of our premium gin-based cocktails and given the inside story on how to make a mouth water with our cocktails!

Afterwards you can enjoy free entry to the ‘Stirling County’s Bouncing’ fest that will include live big screen coverage of the Ireland versus Scotland Six Nations encounter…. Book your space here

But, alas it’s time to end this week’s Mash-Up and with the nation firmly gripped in the jaws of ‘The Beast from the East’ we though we’d try and warm you up by turning your thoughts to those lazy, hazy days of summer, we hope will soon be with us again!

For on Saturday, June 16, at historic Gean House in Clackmannanshire, SG will be appearing at Scotland’s first ever ‘Gin, Rum & Cocktail Festival’

This event, which, as you can see from the pic below, is set amidst lush pinstriped lawns, nestled in the rolling Ochills and with one of Scotland’s foremost arts & crafts mansions providing a truly unique backdrop, is already on course for a sell-out.

Gin Rum and Spirit Festival 2018 event brite

With a barbecue also provided that’s no real surprise, so for a bargain-priced ticket at just £25, if you want to meet the makers and sample over 60 of the very best flavours in gin, rum and cocktails, click on BUY HERE

Anyway, that’s all folks!

StirlingGin…..isn’t it time you #GraspTheNettle!