Gin lovers, mark your calendar. Gin Palooza is back and better than ever, coming to Paddington for one weekend only.
The gin and tonic. It’s a staple at every bar, and a drink enjoyed by gin connoisseurs around the world. Each bottle demands a different treatment. Some gins will come alive with just a splash of premium tonic and a twist of citrus, while others are best served with a few additional botanical touches. For those looking to try the best of the bunch, this next gin-focused festival will be right up your alley.
After the success of their first event earlier this year, the Australian Gin Distillers Association is hosting another event for lovers of the aromatic spirit – the Sydney Gin Palooza.
Held over one jam-packed weekend from Thursday, 21st November to Sunday, 24th November, the Gin Palooza sees 39 of Australia’s top gin distillers under the one roof, popping up at well-known Paddington Town Hall. Think Margaret River’s Giniversity, Never Never Distilling Co., Ambleside Distillers, Ironbark Distillery, Four Pillars Gin, Broken Heart Spirits plus plenty more.
For just $70pp, punters will be able to enjoy entry to the festival, plus UNLIMITED tastings of over 200 gin, meet the maker sessions, espresso martinis from Schibello Coffee and a gourmet tapas banquet.
Want to learn something new? Head along to the festival’s masterclasses, including a hands-on gin extravaganza with Bill Lark, the godfather of modern craft distilling, on 22nd November. Plus, perfect the art of botanical blending at Ginversity’s masterclass on 23rd November before exploring the eclectic taste profiles of juniper berries at the Karu Distillers masterclass on 24th November. Oh and did we mention there’s a High G&Tea Party complete with premium cocktails and luxurious gin-tinged cocktail? Yes please.
Kicking off the festivities is the Gin Awards Presentation Dinner ($185 per person) on 21st November, serving up six coveted trophy gins expertly matched with a three-course meal. Plus, guests will be greeted with a G&T on arrival, celebration champagne plus a gin-infused cabaret performance from Mother’s Ruin.
For more information and to secure your tickets to this event, click here.
Sydney Gin Palooza
When: Thursday 21st November to Sunday 24th November
Where: Paddington Town Hall
Price: Tickets are $70pp and include unlimited gin tastings, gourmet tapas, the opportunity to meet-the-maker plus more. To purchase your tickets, click here.