Caroline Childerley launched ‘The Gin Queen’ in December 2013 to share her enthusiasm for gin and the people who make it. The website has since expanded to include cocktail recipes and interviews with industry movers and shakers, and is now Australia’s most influential website dedicated to all things gin.
In 2020 Caroline was named Icons of Gin Communicator of the Year
Partner and organiser for Junipalooza Melbourne
Owner of Gin Queen on Tour – Gin Distillery Tours
Associate Judge for the 2017 & 2018 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards
Judge for Tasting Australia Spirits Awards 2019
Judge for The American Distilling Institute Spirits Competition 2020
Associate Member of the Australian Distillers Association, the Australian Women in Distilling Association, The New Zealand Distilling Association and American Distilling Institute.
Awards and Accolades
‘Top 100 Most Influential List” 2015, 2017 and 2019 compiled by Australian Bartender Magazine
First Australian member of industry body, The Gin Guild.
Icons of Gin ‘ Communicator of the Year’ 2020
Australian Ambassador for World Gin Day
Holder of Level 2 WSET in Wine and Spirits and Level 2 WSET Spirits.
Featured in ABC Landline’s documentary ‘Gin Sling’ about the emerging Australian Gin.