Glasgow Film Festival to be sponsored by Glasgow’s first ever gin


THE GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL opening gala will be sponsored by Glasgow’s newest distillery.


Makar Glasgow Gin will be part of the opening celebrations for the 11th instalment of the festival at the Glasgow Film Theatre on 18 February.


The handcrafted gin, launched in October last year, will sponsor the opening gala screening of one of the festival’s most highly anticipated films- Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young featuring Ben Stiller.




Around 600 VIP guests are expected to attend the after-screening party, where Makar- Gaelic for poet- will showcase the new gin.


Liam Hughes, CEO at The Glasgow Distillery Company which produces Makar Glasgow Gin, commented: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Opening Gala at The Glasgow Film Festival.


“We believe it is a perfect brand fit with Makar being closely connected to the world of Arts and it is also a wonderful opportunity to be involved with such a high-profile event for our city”.




The Glasgow Distillery Company has a £10 million Visitors’ Centre, situated on the banks of the river Clyde.


The Glasgow Film Festival is now recognised as one of the UK’s major film festivals alongside London and Edinburgh. The organisers have this year increased the duration to 12 days while also including the short film festival and frightfest.



  1. This Gin is not distilled at the £10m Glasgow Distillery and Visitor Centre on the banks of the Clyde. It is made in the Hillington Industrial Estate. Please correct

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