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Gin was once known as "mothers ruin" and the "scourge of society" however these days gin is undergoing a bit of a ginaissance. Alston Bar & Beef has over 120 gins on the bar including a dozen or so that are produced here in Scotland, including Rock Rose, Edinburgh Gin and Makar Glasgow Gin, to name a few.
From William of Orange, to Churchill to Snoop Dogg, gin has a very colourful history. For almost 400 years gin has survived numerous wars, US prohibition, soggy lemon slices and substandard tonic so if you love gin, drop into our bar since we can’t wait share our passion with you.
The Gin Experience£30pp + Optional Set Menu for £20
Interested in our Gin Masterclasses? Let us tell you a bit about what we can offer you.
Our classes can be booked from any time Sunday to Thursday and up to 4pm on Friday and Saturday. The classes can be held in sizes of 2 people all the way to 12. The class may be a mix of bookings but can be a private class for you and your friends should you wish.
Alston's 'Ginoisseurs' will take you through the history of the illicit spirit we call Mothers' Ruin all the way to todays most enjoyable tipples. Along the way you will sample 6 different gin pairings and finish with a complimentary Perfect Serve or Alston Signature Cocktail.
The class itself costs only £30 per head and you can further your experiences by dining from our Masterclass Set Menu for a £20 supplement.Should you wish to hear more or want to plan your Gintastic Day, please contact our team.