Gin festival Junipalooza is jumping back into Melbourne. This time, they’re taking over Town Square Pavilion in Melbourne Showgrounds. Sip and sample your way through 250 gins at this meet-the-maker festival. There’s 50 distilleries to discover from Australia and overseas. This includes a Newcomer Zone, which features six distilleries that are less than six months old. The festival will run from Friday October 20 to Sunday October 22.
This gin celebration has taken over London, Hamburg and Sydney, and has become a popular festival for gin lovers since it began nine years ago. Meet the people behind your favourite brands, hear their stories and learn about unique flavours and tasting notes. Each ticket gets you unlimited tastings, and you can enjoy the gin neat or with a tonic.
Look forward to familiar favourites like Four Pillars and Archie Rose, as well as distilleries presenting for the first time, like Brunswick Aces and Antipodes Gin. You’ll also see a few names from overseas, like Strange Nature Spirits from New Zealand, and Warner’s Distillery from the UK.
After you’ve explored all the gin on offer, take your favourites home at the Junipalooza shop onsite.