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Jazzy Gin events launched in County Antrim

Man and woman sitting around table in garden sipping gin and listening to  a woman playing a saxophone in the background.
Being entertained ahead of the Jazzy Gin events are Jo Davison and Ian Perry of Belfast Artisan Distillery.


Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and the Lough Neagh Partnership are hosting two special Jazzy Gin events in County Antrim in May. 


These new events will offer gin and music lovers a unique opportunity to experience live music and sample gin varieties at The White House, Newtownabbey, on Saturday, May 13 and Antrim Castle Gardens on Saturday, May 27.


The first Jazzy Gin event will take place on May 13 at The White House, Newtownabbey — a 400-year-old fortified house resting on the shore of Belfast Lough. 

It has witnessed many historical events from its position; from the sailing of the ships carrying King William’s armies to the Titanic sailing on her maiden voyage. Recently restored, the once-crumbling ruins of the White House are now a beautiful multipurpose space.


In fact, some sources claim it was King William of Orange who brought Gin to the United Kingdom upon his arrival from Holland!


Meanwhile, the 17th-century Antrim Castle Gardens, that tell of centuries of heritage, will be the backdrop to the second Jazzy Gin event on May 27. 


Speaking about the events, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman Stephen Ross said:

“We are excited to be hosting these first Jazzy Gin events in the Borough in May. Events like this play a unique role in attracting visitors to the area while unveiling some of its tourism treasures and the talent of local businesses. 


“Gin has been an increasingly popular tipple for many people over the past two decades and we believe when you pair gin with jazz music and the backdrop of some of our most impressive historical landmarks, magical memories for those attending can certainly be made while creating a positive impact on the local economy.”


Tickets are on sale now from with a special early bird rate of £40 available for a limited time.


Please drink responsibly. Over 18’s only.


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