INDEPENDENT: 8 Brilliant Ways To Celebrate World Gin Day 2017

The hallowed holiday takes place on 10 June, just in time to celebrate the end of the general election.

Once primarily used to treat scurvy-infected members of the Royal Navy, it’s fair to say gin has come a long way since the 1800s.

Last year, Brits consumed 19 million litres of the stuff while 40 new distilleries opened – and this year World Gin Day is back bigger and better. From a treasure hunt in London to a festival in Glasgow, here are the best places to raise a G&T (or three) across the UK this weekend.

Go On A Gin Treasure Hunt – London

There’s a gin treasure hunt happening and you’re not to miss it. The Jasmine Trail will send you on a mission to seek out a map in four of London’s best bars, all in a bid to win a trip anywhere in the world. You heard that right – anywhere.

Run by Willem Barentsz, you’ll have to post snaps of your shenanigans to social media alongside your dream destination with the hashtags #WBJasmineTrail and #WillemBarentsz.

Want a head start? Book a table at Graphic Bar in Soho and get snapping.

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