carolinechilderley I was first introduced to gin by the original and best Gin Queen, B, my late mother-in-law.

A G&T was often placed into my hand as I stepped over the threshold. Gordon’s and tonic (invariably just shown the glass), ice and a slice of lime. We’d sit, sip and put the world to rights.

My tastes have broadened with the advent of the new age of gin. New botanicals, new brands, craft gins and revival gins are now available and for a Gin Queen like me, it’s heaven.

I launched The Gin Queen in December 2013 to share my enthusiasm for gin and the people who make it. The content has since expanded to include cocktail recipes and interviews with industry movers and shakers, and is now Australia’s biggest blog dedicated to all things gin.

    • Owner of Gin Queen on Tour – Gin Distillery Tours
    • Australian Ambassador for World Gin Day
    • Partner and organiser for Junipalooza Melbourne
    • Associate Judge for the 2017 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards
    • Top 100 Most Influential List 2015  & 2017 compiled by Australian Bartender Magazine
    • Featured in ABC Landline’s documentary ‘Gin Sling’ about the emerging Australian Gin
    • Speaker at Australia’s premier boutique liquor festival, Australian Drinks Festival (Top Shelf)
    • First Australian member of  industry body, The Gin Guild.
    • Member of the Australian Distillers Association
    • Holder of Level 2 WSET in Wine and Spirits

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  1. Caroline,

    I recently discovered “The Gin Queen” and wish to congratulate you on a great website. As a fellow Gin lover I am interested in all Gin from around the world. It has been a real pleasure to follow the growth of the juniper spirit and particularly from within Australia (and New Zealand) – now there is a local aficionado too. I look forward to reading your posts with interest.

    Kind Regards, David Schofield.

    1. Thanks David!

  2. Hello, my name is Alison Smith and I’ve been running The Cocktail Queen for the last 4 (almost 5) years, we go to people’s homes and events around Scotland and supply them with a cocktail party, cocktails, games and fun.
    I love all things gin, and everything else to be honest!

    Nice to meet you

    Alison and team
    (queen and princesses)

    1. Hi Alison

      Thanks for stopping by, lovely to meet you too!

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