If you're looking get in the holiday mood the second you reach the airport, then all roads will lead to the Spirit of Gin Festival.

The Loop at Dublin and Cork Airport have launched their inaugural gin fest to celebrate the hottest tipple during this holiday season.

This promises to be a great summer gin experience – and we don’t even have to leave the country to celebrate it (kind of).

Gin lovers can take part in the festival (doesn’t sound like too much of a task) from August to September and browse a showcase over 50 different gins including many new Irish brands.

A team of 11 Gin Ambassadors are on hand in-store to help customers choose the perfect gin and advise on mixes, blends and cocktails.

Michelle Corbett, Head of Global Consumer Marketing said the festival will celebrate innovation, collaboration and the increase in popularity for gin. “We have invested heavily in our gin offering and it is now The Loop’s fastest growing category. Last year, sales of gin increased by a staggering 70 per cent, with Irish-produced gin growing by nearly 200 per cent.”

Gin Ambassador, Natasha Dillon, celebrating the ‘Spirit of Gin’ festival at The Loop.

“The Loop has been an advocate for Irish gins supporting a number of new Irish brands to enter the market in recent years launching exclusive brands such as Gunpower gin, produced in Leitrim and Listoke 1777 which is made in Louth,” she said.


The Spirit of Gin Festival will continue until October 1 this year. Plenty of time to book a last-minute city break!