June 11 - June 12
Junipalooza, now in its ninth year, is a MEET THE MAKER festival. Either the distiller or brand owner will be there in person and you will be able to meet the people that put everything they have into the gins they make.
The format is simple . Each guest is given their very own keepsake tasting glass to take around the show. There will be over 60 different distillers taking part, with well over three hundred different gins between them and you’ll be able to stop by whichever ones take your fancy and try their gins both neat and with tonic.
Junipalooza is a unique event because you’ll get to meet some of the biggest names of the category – responsible for some of the most iconic gins in the world. There are international teams who fly into to say hello in person, local favourites representing, established brands with big ranges and some of the smallest operations just starting out of their kitchens. It’s a weekend of big dreams, big flavours and a lot of fun.
There are no catches, no pay as you go G&T’s – so long as you are in tip top condition, you can sample away. There’s also plenty of food and water on offer to make sure can maximise the session.
This year, expect to see a few big changes! Almost half of the exhibitors will be building their own spaces, bringing to life their brands in unique and immersive ways. Free to attend masterclasses will be back, there’s much bigger space for the Newcomers area and there’s a shift we’ve wanted to do for years – we’ve finally been allowed to bring in our own food operators so we will be hosting an independent food court and lounge with music and seating.