To celebrate World Gin Day on Saturday 9th June 2018, The Real Mary King’s Close is hosting a gin bar, with a difference.
For one day only, the recently refurbished outdoor courtyard will be transformed into a bespoke Old Poison pop-up bar. Drawing inspiration from Edinburgh’s famous plague doctors, the courtyard is filled with the aromatic herbs and plants that were used to treat the plague – providing a unique setting to indulge in a fizzy gin cocktail or juniper inspired mocktail. While enjoying a tipple, attendees will have the chance to meet the characters from the social history tour; perhaps even the Doctor himself.
Scottish craft gin, Old Poison, was founded by mixologist Fabrizio Cioffi and has its roots in Edinburgh. Created after many years of experimentation, the gin brand incorporates a mix of beguiling ingredients, and reflects both Scottish myth and historic experiences.
Fabrizio Cioffi of Old Poison Gin says that they are completely in love with The Real Mary King’s Close! Edinburgh’s old town used to be full of licensed and illegal gin distilleries, and it’s likely there were many in and around The Real Mary King’s Close. Their brand is about bringing stories to life, and they’re excited to be working in collaboration with such a fun and authentic local visitor attraction.
The bar will open between 2pm and 10pm on Saturday the 9th of June 2018 at The Real Mary King’s Close on the Royal Mile. Last orders will be at 9.30pm. Drinks on offer will include a gin cocktail and a refreshing mocktail, priced at £4.50 and £3.00 respectively.