June 9 - June 10
What’s Junipalooza you ask? Let’s break it down:
Juni: an abbreviation of Gin’s signature botanical, juniper.
Palooza: a party, celebration or festival.
Junipalooza is back! Taking place at Tobacco Dock to celebrate World Gin Day 2018 on the 9th and 10th June, the theme of this year’s festival is Experience: we want to take you on a journey through the minds of Gin makers, with Fever-Tree, Caorunn and G’Vine each taking a room within the vaults to build whole new worlds of Gin.
The annual Gin festival is very much one of a kind; not only are all of the makers behind each gin there to talk you through their products in person, but every single gin is free to sample and comes with the option to try neat or with tonic. Take notes and take your time, as with so many Gins to pick from you’ll want to make sure you have the time and temperament to taste as many as you want.
There’ll be over 50 gin distillers in attendance, with over 100 gins on offer between them. Once through the door, you’ll be handed a tasting glass, a show guide and some water and sent on your way to a four house Gin Odyssey. Your ticket entitles you to as many samples as you’d like to try, as well as access to a range of talks and masterclasses from industry experts (these are first come first served), a great cocktail bar and a room full of Gin geeks having the best time since… well, last year.
Junipalooza is a great chance to hear the stories, dreams and ideas that have gone into each drop of gin being being served. We have a strict owner or maker policy at the show, so this is a very unique opportunity to meet the makers behind craft gins from around the world, with distillers (and drinkers) from all all over the world flying in to join in the festivities.
You’ll also have the opportunity to buy directly from the makers but if you prefer doing it all in one go, our sister shop Gin Kioskwill have a click and collect a shop on. Simply take your tasting notes to them at the end of the session and pick up an armful.
This will be Junipalooza’s fifth year and we’re already pretty confident that it’s going to be the best, too. We’ve got in some stellar food options, we’re making sure you’re going to be well watered and you’ll be presented with more opportunities for mixing your gin than you ever thought possible.