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Gin Festival Raises Funds and Fun

17th Jun 2015

World Gin Day and we bookmarked it with a first: Perthshire's first ever Gin Festival! Blairgowrie's Dalmore Inn & Restaurant provided a spacious and welcoming venue for an afternoon of gin tasting fact and fun provided by expert hosts, Chrissie & Simon Fairclough, from Gin Club Scotland.

Gin Festival 2015

Gin Festival 2015

The event was a key fund-raiser for BOOKMARK since gaining charitable status. With some wonderful raffle prizes, kindly donated by a number of well-wishers, including Provost Liz Grant, attendees gave generously, no doubt encouraged by some delicious gins and very persuasive BOOKMARK volunteers!

In addition to over a hundred gins provided by Chrissie & Simon, there were tasting samples of their mulled liqueur gins from The Gin Bothy, based at Peel Farm, and recent arrival, Firkin Gin from Gleann Mor Spirits Company.

With a captive audience of over 80 people, this was a great opportunity to promote the festival through our distribution of flyers and chatting with folk. It was good to see so many younger people in attendance and keen to hear about our programme.

Grateful thanks are due to Gin Club Scotland, Arnaud and staff at The Dalmore, raffle prize donors and, of course, Team BOOKMARK, without whom the show could not go on. Well done to all!


The best event yet. It gets better every year and deserves every success. I hope it runs and runs.

Audience Member

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