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
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).