One Week To Go Until Edinburgh Cocktail Week 2018
With just one week to go until Edinburgh Cocktail Week, 15 - 21 October, kicks off, the countdown is well and truly on and we're counting down our top five must-dos for the event...
1. Drink £4 cocktails
Back and bigger than ever with the addition of a huge Cocktail Village on Festival Square, guests can enjoy £4 signature cocktails from bespoke pop-up bars such as Edinburgh Gin, Belvedere Vodka, Jameson Whiskey, Ableforth’s Gin, Altos Tequila, Smokehead Whisky and Rock Rose Gin.
2. Put your knowledge to the test
There's a wealth of masterclasses and parties throughout the week and the Secret Spirits Study masterclass hub and bar on Queen Street, hosted by Wemyss Malts and Darnley’s Gin, promises to be a highlight. The exact location is being kept under wraps, but wristband-holders can expect a program of cocktail making, gin and whisky masterclasses where they’ll sample and learn how to create classic cocktails.
3. Get an exclusive first look
Wristband holders can be the first to take an exclusive tour of the Sweetdram distillery as it opens for the first time just for the festival.
4. Enjoy the festival vibes
Open midday - 11pm (8pm on Sundays) the Cocktail Village is free to enter with a wristband and will act as the social hub of the event where festival-goers can enjoy live music and DJ's.
5. Beat the clock at Nightcap
Wristband holders are invited to a whisky themed Escape Room at Nightcap with Chivas Royal. Attendees must navigate themselves through a labyrinth of flavour, collecting whisky along the way to unlock and create their own personalised blend at the end of the challenge, before enjoying a complimentary cocktail.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
When? Monday 15 - Sunday 21 October, 2018 Where? Festival Square and various locations around the city Tickets? ECW wristband (£6/£8) available at edinburghcocktailweek.co.uk What's included? £4 Signature Cocktails, entry to exclusive masterclasses and tastings, a complimentary cocktail with beauty treatments at NOW by One Spa; promotions at Royal Mile Whiskies and Drink Monger; 50% off a ride with mytaxi; and free entry before midnight to Edinburgh’s top late-night venues Lulu, 4042 and Shanghai