A selection of Aberdeen’s independent food and drink retailers organised a recent gathering as part of their continued efforts to encourage the people of Aberdeen to shop locally in 2017.
The event was organised by Adam Simpson, owner of Opaque, a new glass and giftware shop which opened in December last year, to coincide with the exciting launch of an new range of gin glasses, which cannot be bought anywhere else in Scotland.
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Whilst they shopped the range, gin enthusiast guests were treated to educational tastings from the team at The Teasmith, a premium Scottish gin, distilled with hand-picked tea, and inspired by the North-east’s largely unknown links to the tea trade.
Neighbouring businesses Mellis Cheesemongers, Hardy’s Chocolates and Cloudy Blue also showed their support by providing tasty treats to compliment the gins, and by sharing their own talents and handy hints with guests across the evening.
Adam Simpson, owner of Opaque said “I am overwhelmed by the support that we have received from other Rosemount businesses since we opened in December. This is clearly a challenging time for local retailers, especially new businesses like ourselves, but the goodwill that we have been shown by nearby shops has helped to get Opaque off to the best possible start.
With the North-east’s love of gin showing no signs of disappearing anytime soon, the event seemed like the ideal opportunity to engage with local businesses and the wider community, to remind shoppers that Rosemount is a vibrant hub of exciting products and local, independent retailers”
Emma Smalley, representative for The Teasmith gin said “Picking the right glass to serve your favourite drink in is just as important as deciding on the perfect mixer and garnish and whether to include ice. We were very excited to be working with Opaque on this ‘shop local’ event, as their fantastic range of glassware is ideal for enjoying our premium gin.”