North Hop

Spirit of North Hop Dundee - The Festival of Discovery

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Following North Hop Aberdeen 'The Final Fling' we took some much needed time out to do some careful plotting and planning alongside some awesome industry contacts and now have a clear plan of what North Hop looks like moving forward...

Gone are the annual 'main festivals' (we know, sad faces all round) but in their place we will be putting on a carefully curated series of pop-ups, tasters and unique festivals. No two events or festivals will be the same and we have got some pretty fun ideas up our sleeves!

To kick things off we are taking North Hop to a brand new city, one that over the last few years we have watched grow and develop into a vibrant and exciting city to sleep in, eat in, drink in and explore. It's been included in Lonely Planet's 'Best in Europe' top-10 list for 2018, Vogue have written a guide on it, and it's home to the best worst kept secret hidden bar, Draffen's.

Spirit of North Hop Dundee will be taking place across two sessions on Saturday 24th November 2018 at Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa. The venue is located in Dundee's bustling waterfront setting and we will be using their awesome City Quay Suite as well an adjoining Marquee which will be in place at the hotel from October till January exclusively for special large-scale events.

The festival will showcase an amazing selection of distilleries from across Scotland, as well as featuring funky themed pop-up bars, lip-smackingly good street food vendors, and talented local market traders, accompanied by live music and DJ's.

You will get the opportunity to 'meet the distillers', sample their products and enjoy the spirits in serves and cocktails. The 20 distillers have been hand-picked to showcase a wide range of spirits, some classics and some newbies, adding an element of mystery and discovery to the festival.

This is not just another 'gin festival', far from it! There will of course be some lovely gin at the festival, but alongside some delicious rum, vodka, whisky, eau de vie, liqueurs and some new spirits on the scene.

Just like the distillers we have also carefully hand-picked the street food vendors to ensure we bring some flavour explosions to the table and offer something for everyone. From Japanese to Mexican, a bit of Mediterranean and of course plenty of veggie and vegan offerings. Rounded off with some tasty sweet treats to perfectly compliment all those delightful spirits.

We are also delighted to be teaming up with local legends Bird & Bear for Spirit of North Hop Dundee to bring you some awesome events in the build up to, during and after the festival. These guys have got it all going on...epic food, drink and music so it seemed like the perfect pairing!

More news on the line-up will follow soon but in the meantime make sure you get in there fast to bag yourself Super Earlybird Tickets (£5 saving)!

Keep an eye on our social media channels for special accommodation offers, etc coming soon and some fun adventures with our new buddy, Mick the Apex Duck...