Spirit of North Hop


Join us this winter at the AECC for the very first ‘Spirit of North Hop’ festival celebrating and sampling some of the finest spirits to come out of Scotland.

Discover some brand new distilleries or revisit some of your old favourites. From gin to rum, whisky to vodka, and liqueurs to tequila. Each distillery will be offering up 5ml samples and if you like what you taste you can then purchase a perfect serve, cocktail, or bottle to take home.

Each session will also feature ‘spiritual sessions’ offering you a chance to ‘meet the distillers’, a DJ setting the scene in the ‘Botanical Lounge’, some epic street food vendors, a prosecco bar for those fancying something a little fizzy, the North Hop Bar with craft beer and cider, and a few local market traders with unique products to browse and buy.



Distilleries: LoneWolf Spirits, UWA Tequila, The Glenrothes, Esker Spirits, Electric Spirit Co, Eden Mill, Persie Gin, Lost Loch Distillery, Wester Spirit Co., The Teasmith, Colonsay Gin, El-Gin, Blackford Craft Distillery, Shetland Reel, Porter’s Gin, Isle of Skye Distillers, Stirling Gin

Food: Yatai Izakaya, FreshMex, Salt & Sauce

Market: Bakery Lane, Juniper Press, Bon Accord Soft Drinks

Bars: North Hop Bar (Beer, Cider, Guest Spirits, AECC Prosecco Bar



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Additional Information


Saturday 28 October 2017 – Afternoon Session – 1pm to 5pm
Saturday 28 October 2017 – Evening Session – 6pm to 10pm

Hand stamps/wristbands will be issued to allow re-entry during sessions.

Please note all bars and stands at the festival will be worked on a cash basis (some may have card facilities) and no token system will be in place.

Strictly over 18’s only.


£25 plus Booking Fee (full price).

Each session lasts 4 hours. Ticket price includes festival access for specified session, one 5ml taster from each distillery, a North Hop spirit glass and festival programme.