Hold onto your hats –the favoured spirit of the moment, gin, will be celebrated in style at the latest gin festival to hit Scotland.

On the weekend of April 20-22, it’s going to be all about the ‘Mull of Gintyre’, as Kintyre’s first Gin Festival comes to town.

The main Gintyre event will take place on Saturday, April 21, in the magnificently restored Campbeltown Town Hall.

Festival-goers will have the chance to meet the producers and try gins from local companies, like Beinn an Tuirc Distillers (Kintyre Gin which is produced at their eco-friendly distillery on the Torrisdale Estate) and William Cadenheads (Old Raj Gin, which has been bottled in Campbeltown since 1972) as well as invited guest producers from around Scotland.

In the evening, the gins will be accompanied by jazz, with live music provided by Rose Rooms, one of Scotland’s leading Jazz ensembles.

A number of fringe events are also planned for the weekend, including a gin dinner at the award-winning Ardshiel Hotel, an open day at Beinn an Tuirc Distillery on the Torrisdale Estate, a Cadenhead’s cask-aged gin tasting and a special gin-related screening at the historic Campbeltown Picture House.

Gintyre is a collaboration between Beinn an Tuirc Distillers, Explore Campbeltown and Campbeltown Town Hall.

Beinn an Tuirc Distillers director, Emma Macalister Hall, said: “Our aim is to encourage visitors to come to Kintyre to experience this unique part of Scotland whilst taking the opportunity to sample some of Scotland’s finest gins.”

For more information on all the Gintyre events and to buy tickets, please visit www.gintyre.com