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June 8 - June 9
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 2019 on the 8th and 9th June, this year will take its lead from the 2018 edition and continue to focus on experience: we’re going to take you inside the minds of the makers, letting you get hands on as you strive to learn more about the spirit.
Last year we launched the newcomers zone to rave reviews. New, hot off the press, so-young-they-haven’t-even-got-a-website-yet Gin brands are invited to the zone to test their wares on you – the most discerning Gin fans in the world. You’ll be able to taste something that very few people have ever tasted before, and you’ll be able to meet these makers at a crucial stage in their careers.We’ve got even bigger plans for this in 2019.
Our 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 (responsibly) and comes with the option to try neat or with tonic included in the ticket price. 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 60 gin distillers in attendance, with well over 200 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 hour Gin odyssey.
Junipalooza is a great chance to hear the stories, dreams and ideas that have gone into each drop of liquid 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 corners flying over to join in the festivities.
You’ll also have the opportunity to buy directly from some of the makers, and our sister shop, Gin Kiosk, will be on hand too. The good news is, they’re running a click and collect set-up, so you can buy as you go and collect at the end, which will stop you missing out on sell out gins but also save your arms a workout! Simply take your tasting notes to them at the end of the session and pick up the latest additions to your Gin cabinet.
This will be Junipalooza’s sixth year and we’re so excited by it. We grow every year, not just in size but in our ability to understand what it is you want from the show. We’ve got some stellar food options available, 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.