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Win tickets to Hendrick’s Gin ~ The Awakening

Hendrick’s gin has always been an advocate of the peculiar and unusual and their latest pop-up “The Awakening”, promises to pique your curiosity.

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Described as a “theatrical cocktail experience”, The Awakening takes you on a journey through a series of scenarios and encounters brought to life by the Siren Theatre Company. At each stage you will receive a different Hendricks’ serve; a classic, a seasonal and an experimental.

This pop-up is only running for one weekend over the 2nd-4th June at the Commune in Sydney. Tickets are $30 per person and include 3 Hendrick’s cocktails and access to the Hendrick’s cocktail bar at the conclusion of your experience.

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Win tickets to Hendrick’s Gin ~ The Awakening

I have ONE PAIR of tickets to give away to a lucky winner for Friday 2nd June at 7pm.



Hendricks The Awakening runs from 2nd-4th June 2017 at COMMUNE, 901 Bourke Street
Waterloo, Sydney 2017.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

Australian Gin Tasting

Australian Gin Tasting ~ London

I am thrilled to announce that I will be hosting an Australian Gin tasting event at celebrated gin venue The Oliver Conquest on Wednesday 7th June 2017.

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The Oliver Conquest boasts over 300 gins

The Oliver Conquest was firmly on my list of destinations when I last visited London two years ago, just look at its incredible selection!

I’m excited to be heading back to the UK to visit some distillers, taste some new (to me) gins and giving Olivier and Emile from Gin Foundry a hand at Junipalooza London.

Promoting the growing gin industry in Australia is a passion of mine, so naturally I wanted to fly the Aussie flag while on my travels.

Event information

During our two hours together, you’ll learn about the gin boom Down Under, the unique botanicals used in our gins, and taste these beauties:

Brookie’s gin from Cape Byron Distillery in Byron Bay New South Wales

Green Ant gin from Adelaide Hills Distillery in South Australia

Botanic Australis gin, Queensland

Artemis gin, Melbourne

Melbourne gin Company gin, Melbourne

Manly Spirits gin, Manly, New South Wales

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz gin, Victoria


Tickets are 20GDP and include all tastings and nibbles. Can’t wait to see you there!

(over 18s only)

Gin Queen on Tour!

Have you always wanted to visit a gin distillery? Put off by having to drive?

Then have I got the perfect solution for you…Announcing GIN QUEEN ON TOUR 2016!

I adore our award-winning Australian gin distillers and am constantly telling people to get out and see the distilleries first hand, but it isn’t always that simple. So I’ve put together 3 different tours to 3 different distilleries where you can find out first hand the work that goes into each gin, including an EXCLUSIVE visit to a distillery that doesn’t currently open to the public.

We’ll be travelling together on our private gin bus that will collect you from Federation Square in Melbourne and whisk you to the distillery. There, you’ll meet the distiller, have a G&T, learn about (and sample!) their fantastic gin(s), and enjoy a light lunch before the gin bus departs.

But wait there’s more!

Instead of you ending your tour back at Federation Square, we’ll be alighting at Gin Palace where Manager, Trish and her capable team will serve a mini martini made with the gin of the day. The perfect way to round off our gin tour!

What’s included?

  • Fully escorted tour hosted by Caroline Childerley, The Gin Queen!
  • Transport from Federation Square to the distillery and then returning to Gin Palace
  • Meet the distiller
  • Gin tasters
  • G&T at the distillery
  • Light lunch (limited dietary options available)
  • Mini martini at the Gin Palace

Where are we going?

Four Pillars Gin Distillery ~ Saturday 27th August

Loch Brewery & Distillery ~ Saturday 10th September

Melbourne Gin Company ~ Saturday 15th October ~ EXCLUSIVE – not currently open to the public.

How much?

Each tour is $99pp and is fully hosted by yours truly! Be quick, the Gin Bus only seats 22!


Junipalooza Melbourne

I am so excited that Olivier and Emile Ward, founders of Gin Foundry have partnered with me to bring their popular “Junipalooza” to Australia for the first time. Olivier and Emile have just completed their 3rd Junipalooza in London, the twin edition in Melbourne is a testament to the country’s rapidly expanding gin scene and the burgeoning craft distilling movement developing in all corners of the globe.

Junipalooza Melbourne will be hosted by the Meat Market over Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October from 12-6pm. Guests will be able to sample gins neat, in mini G&T’s, as well as buy cocktails, participate in masterclasses and purchase bottles to enjoy at home. Making sure the fizz bubbles throughout the day – Capi will be sponsoring the festivities with more partners soon to be announced.

Olivier says “We’ve been watching the Australian gin industry grow for a while and are huge fans of what has been made and are always impressed by how passionate makers are about what they create. Combined with the first class cocktail culture and award-winning bars like Black Pearl, Melbourne is a natural fit for Gin Foundry’s Junipalooza

You know how much I adore our Australian gin distilling industry and how proud that they’re taking on the world. I’ve wanted to work with Gin Foundry for a while and this joint project is something we are all very excited about. We will be hosting over 26 gin distillers from both Australia and overseas providing a really unique “Meet the Maker” experience for attendees.

If you want to have a small glimpse into the world of Junipalooza, here’s a short video from London 2015.

Four Pillars Gin are just one of the distillers participating: “We’re great mates with the Gin Foundry team – they’ve been awesome supporters of ours since we launched. Junipalooza is such a renowned event, when Caroline called us to say she was working with them to bring the festival to Australia we jumped at the chance to be involved. Four Pillars and The Gin Queen have worked together many times in the past so we’re excited for what will no doubt be a fantastic weekend for anyone who enjoys their gin!

Other distillers confirmed (more to be added) include:

Australia: Four Pillars Distillery / The West Winds Gin / Canberra Distillery/ Archie Rose Distilling / Poor Toms Gin / 78 Degrees Gin / Shene Estate Distillery / Bass & Flinders Distillery  / Mt Uncle Distillery/ Distillery Botanica / Lark Distillery / Young Henrys Distillery / William McHenry Distillery / Hippocampus Distillery / Animus Distillery / Melbourne Gin Company/ Artemis Gin/ Youngs Gin/ Sud Polaire/Prohibition Liquor Company/Yardarm Gin/

New Zealand: Broken Heart Spirits, Cardrona Distillery, Rogue Society Gin

UK: Pinkster Gin / Makar Glasgow Gin /Jensens / Dodd’s


Please note, tickets will not be available for purchase on the door, YOU HAVE TO BE OVER 18 to attend this event. Please bring a valid form of identification with you on the day. (Passport or driving license).

The Gin Queen corporate events

Corporate Events

Want something different to a team-building event, or would like to reward your employees with a fun evening?

Why not book a Gin tasting?



Various packages are available, from simply rocking up to your place of work, liaising with a venue of your choice or organising an event start to finish (choosing venue, organising catering etc).


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“I’d like to thank you for your help in making the welcome party for SOPAC 2016 such a great success.It was wonderful to have you there and engage the guests with your knowledge, expertise and passion for gin. There’s no doubt that you converted many from thinking that gin is purely an ingredient in a gin & tonic, to thinking of it as a delicious spirit in its own right! It was an enjoyable, and unusual activity for the guests and I have a feeling that you’ll be contacted by many there for some other events.” P. Wheat, Special Events Coordinator.

Enquire today!

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Private Gin Tasting Events

Want something different to a team-building event, or would like to reward your employees with a fun evening?

I am now available for private gin tasting events for a minimum of 10 guests.


Various packages are available, from simply rocking up to your place of work, liaising with a venue of your choice or organising an event start to finish (choosing venue, organising catering etc).

Please contact me at caroline@theginqueen.com to arrange a chat!

Current only available in Sydney and Melbourne. Other states to be added soon.