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The Festival Season kicks off the craze in Leiden!

We launched ourselves into the gin festival season at Leiden last weekend!

The Driftwood Stars of the festival !
The stars of the show were Donkey Jack and Rose Finch Gin!

We are always asked if the gin craze is over, if the market has peaked and what will be the new fashionable thing to drink. Its a hard question to answer when we have four amazing gins that seem to be going from strength to strength at the moment! And given that the Leiden gin festival at Scheltema last weekend was sold out, I think my answer is that the gin craze is far from over!

The full Gin Society gang, ready for another festival shift!
The Gin Society Gang

If you ever get a chance to go Leiden, then do! The ambience at the event reflects the city itself. Quirky, eclectic, buzzy, full of life and everyone was eager to find out more. Over 1600 people came through the doors of the festival over Saturday and Sunday so I was glad to have Rachel at my side to keep the spirits flowing

Saturday was the busiest day. People flocked in off the streets ready to taste gin and see what was new. Fevertree tonics had an amazing tasting school just below us. But we were kept busy in the upstairs section which is where the chill out zone was.

Sunday was quieter, a little more mellow. I needed that to start the day off after the late night before! The questions were curious and the attendees were spirited. They seem to have come from all over the globe… USA, Germany, Italy and I think I even met some Swedes!

Four festival beauties at the bar!
Driftwood on show!

So do you want to know where you can find Driftwood Distillery gins in Leiden?

Try this little gem of a shop…. https://www.dedruiventuin.nl

Or, check out our webshop!

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