The Craft Spirit Carnival

Craft Spirit Carnival To Celebrate The Very Best In Artisan Drinks

14 April 2023

Step right up, step right up as The Craft Spirit Carnival - Aberdeen’s Biggest Craft Spirit Festival complete with gin, rum, vodka, cocktails and more – lands at Aberdeen’s P&J Live on 25th & 26th August 2023, presenting the ultimate craft spirit showcase.

Watch with wonder and amazement as up to 50 craft distillers unite under one roof, each with their own individual stalls, and invite ticketholders to enjoy unlimited tasting samples from each as they work the room on the hunt to find a new favourite.

Claire-Lena Miller-Davis, Exhibition Sales Manager at P&J Live, said: “As well as soaking up fabulously produced craft spirits, learn about the individual brands and their backstories, distillation knowledge and know-how in order to enrich your craft spirit adventure. From the classically produced, to the fruity, and frankly weird and wonderful, no stone will be left unturned.

The Craft Spirit Carnival is an extension of The Gin To My Tonic Show, which is running on the same dates at P&J Live. One ticket for either show will be valid as entry to both shows.

Exhibitors include: BrewDog Distilling, Pilgrim’s Gin, Reaper’s Rum, Giants Basalt Rock Gin, Twice Buried Rum, Orkney Spirit Company, GHQ Spirits, Dunnet Bay Distillers, Inverclyde Gin, Angel Dare Cocktails, Spirit O’ Clyde, Fraiser Whisky Liqueur, Rascal Gin, Roehill Springs Distillery, Bareksten Botancial, Foghouse Gin, House of Boe, Lunun Gin, Zymurgorium Distillery, 1881 Gin Distillery, Locksley Distilling, Dundee Gin Company, Pussers Rum, Raven Spirits, Shipyard Gin, Faith & Sons Gin & Rum, North Point Distillery, The Gin, Rum & Vodka Bar, run by The Craft Spirit Carnival.

Beyond the huge selection of exhibiting craft distillers (one of the largest gatherings in the UK to be exact), ticketholders will be able to enjoy full size drinks and exclusive artisan cocktails from the distillers themselves, discover exclusive releases behind the range of bars, and participate in immersive workshops and masterclasses lead by industry experts.

The show organisers promise an epic day craft spirit filled day, unlike any other spirit festival in the country, with entertainment and surprises to boot!


Craft Spirit Enthusiasts Package EARLY BIRD £13

  • Show Guide
  • Tasting Samples From All Craft Distillers
  • Access to Classes and Workshops
  • Tote Bag
  • NEW! Stainless Steel Eco-Friendly Sampling Cup

Craft Spirit Connoisseurs Package EARLY BIRD £30

Limited availability

  • Fast Track Entry
  • Show Guide
  • Tasting Samples From All Craft Distillers
  • Access to Classes and Workshops
  • Private Cloakroom
  • Exclusive Access to the ‘Connoisseurs Lounge’ complete with welcome drink
  • Tote Bag
  • NEW! New-Look 2023 Hi-Ball Glass
  • NEW! Stainless Steel Eco-Friendly Sampling Cup & Straw


  • Friday 25th August 2023 from 6.00pm-10.00pm
  • Saturday 26th August 2023 from 12.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Saturday 26th August 2023 from 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Tickets on sale now. For more information on The Craft Spirit Carnival or to purchase tickets, visit:

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I buy Premium tickets?

You can see our hospitality packages here. To discuss premium experiences or package options, contact our team or purchase online via Seat Unique.

How can I buy a VIP View Bar Upgrade?

You can purchase a VIP View Bar Upgrade to selected events here. It includes early access, fast-track entry, complimentary drink on arrival and access to the View Bar before, during and post-show.

How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?

Tickets are available from our ticketing agents Ticketmaster on and Seat Unique on https://pandjlive.seatunique.c...

P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.

How do I register for access to venue presale?

For certain events, venue presale tickets might be on offer. This means you'll be access tickets before they go on general sale.

To gain access to our exclusive venue presale, sign up to our newsletterhere and we will send you an email with the presale link for tickets go on general sale! Please note you'll need to be signed up at least an hour before the sale starts!

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How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?

Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.

Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?

There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.

Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.

Is there parking available at P&J Live?

Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.

There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.

You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.

Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?

At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.

There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.

What bus can take me to P&J Live?

Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.

Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.

How do I purchase accessible seating for a show at P&J Live?

All the tickets for our Special Access Platform are sold via our ticket agent Ticketmaster.

Further information on accessibility at the Venue can be found on our Accessibility page.

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