The Gin

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The Gin

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


Alston gins are famous for their intense yet complimentary flavours. Is it a trade secret we’ll never share? Well, no.

Find out just how we do it with our ‘Gin Experience’ packages! You may be an expert on how to drink gin, but after just 90 minutes on our ‘gin experience’, you will be able to pair up botanicals, infuse in a single grain spirit, and be a fully qualified gin drinker! Groups of 6 or more can book for birthday’s, work parties or just a simple get together for certain days and times of the week.

Food is also available for after or before the experience – just book a table in the restaurant

Call 0141 221 7627 to book your gin experience

Upcoming Events

“Thursday Sessions with…” Isle of Harris

Isle of Harris, 6.30pm 23rd May 2019

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