Sample over 70 different gins: Aalborg’s biggest Gin Festival is coming this September

by Shellie Boudreau
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We are more than ready to return to normal – even if it is just one step at a time.  That means countless activities are waiting to open up in Aalborg.

We are hopeful that many events will occur after the summer holidays.

Helmuth Bar & Kitchen shares this hope. The popular restaurant and cocktail bar has announced that Aalborg biggest Gin Festival is moving to the fall.

Specifically, the festival will occur on the weekend of September 10-11, 2021.

Typically the festival would be held in February but it was put on hold in accord with the lockdown and concerns of public health.

Instead of cancelling the 2021 event altogether, the restaurant is taking a gamble and moving the event to September.

In fact, the Nordjylland Gin Festival will be the biggest in North Jutland and even among one of the biggest in all of Denmark.

Preparing for a sell-out

During the past few years, the event has managed to sell all its tickets – and that’s despite growing bigger and bigger.

Initially, the event was held at Helmuth on Boulevarden and then at Odd Fellow Palæet the following year. In early 2020 the event was held successfully at Europahallen at the Aalborg Congress and Culture Center (AKKC).

Now the event will once again go all out and book Europahallen at the AKKC.

Over the two event days, there are five different timeslots, and each slot will brandish gin from all over the world.

Sample 70 different gins

At the Aalborg Gin Festival 2021, you will have the chance to taste over 70 different gins and a variety of Fever-Tree tonics. With a ticket in hand, you get to sample all you want. Isn’t that Ginny-delightful?

Ticket prices range from 205 to 370 kr depending on the timeslot you choose, which varies in start time, duration, and day.

At all the stands, you can buy bottles of gin at special festival prices to take home. You will get your own glass as you check-in at the door to taste your way to your favorite gin.

As a special bonus, the ticket includes a 15% discount at your next brunch at Helmuth Bar & Kitchen.

Experience these gins and much more:

  • Nordisk Brænderi
  • Anholt Gin
  • Søhøjlandets Destilleri
  • Monkey 47
  • Malfy
  • Tanqueray
  • Le Tribute
  • Skagerak Gin
  • Hendricks
  • Njord Gin
  • Voldsted Destilleri

Choose between five timeslots

You can choose between five timeslots over the weekend.

Remember last year tickets sold quickly. So don’t wait too long, even though there are more timeslots than the previous year.

Friday, September 10, 15.30 – 18.00
Friday, September 10, 19.30 – 22.30
Saturday, September 11, 12.00 – 14.00
Saturday, September 11, 15.00 – 17.30
Saturday, September 11, 19.00 – 21.30

Book your tickets here