WHAT’S ON OFFER? Craft Gin and gourmet treats @ the Paddington Town Hall.
- VIP Gold Value Packages
- Presentation Dinner Thursday 21 November.
- Five Meet the Gin Maker tasting sessions
- Four master classes
THE VIP GOLD VALUE PACKAGE includes one seat at the Presentation Dinner on 21 November in the Grand Dining Room at the Paddington Town Hall; One seat at your choice of any master class; Entry into the Palooza following the class plus a bottle of Gold Medal Gin to be picked up at the Palooza. Packages value Giniversity and Karu $455 Cost $355 per person. Bill Lark Value $500 Cost $400. Limited number of packages available.
Only 12 VIP packages available. Book @ https://bit.ly/2V9MLBr
THE PRESENTATION DINNER: Champagne and canapes on arrival; six trophy gins served with a three course meal to match. Guest speaker: Bill Lark Chairman of judges. Special entertainment to rock your gin roots. Sponsored by StrangeLove premium Tonics. $165 Per Person
FIVE ‘MEET THE MAKER’ TASTING SESSIONS: It’s the GIN Season – Are you in?
- Friday 22 November 5.30pm – 8.00pm
- Saturday 23 November 1.00pm-3.30pm and 5.00pm – 7.30pm
- Sunday 24 November 1.00pm-3.30pm and 5.00pm – 7.30pm
- Monday 25 November. Trade Day Invitation Only. PALOOZA TICKETS give you Australian and New Zealand gin tastings from over 200 craft gins with ample ice, citrus pieces and StrangeLove premium tonic. You can purchase bottles directly from any Distiller and your tasting glass is free to take home. GOURMET TO GO: Tasty gourmet sliders and mini food baskets including vegan and vegetarian options plus breads and cheeses, mini lamingtons, cannoli and more. Food not included in the ticket however Schibello Coffee Nero Nitro is complimentary.
Australian and New Zealand Distilleries bringing their Gin to the Palooza…
Click the Distiller’s name to view their website.
Ambleside Distillers, Bass & Flinders Distillery, Broken Heart Spirits NZ, Giniversity, Settlers Spirits, The West Winds Gin, The Gin Boutique, Karu Distillery, Distillery Botanica, Fossey’s Gin, Hemp Gin Group, Here’s looking at you Kid, Lighthouse Gin NZ, Prohibition Liquor Co, Taylor and Smith Distilling Co, The Abel Gin Co, The Farmers Wife Distillery, Underground Spirits, Straight Brands, The Melbourne Gin Company, Banks & Solander Distillery, Lawrenny Estate Distillery, Manly Spirits Co Distillery, Small Batch Distilling, Bellarine distillery, Martin Distillation Company, Virginia Spirits, Hellfire Bluff, Saleyards Distillery, 23rd Street Distillery, Never Never Distilling Co, Southern Wild Distillery, Bouchon Wines & Spirits, LOBO Gin and Spirits, Halewood and The National Gin Company NZ.
4 x 90 minute master classes:
(The next Palooza session is included)
- BILL LARK: Sat 22 Nov 10.30am – 12.00pm (Room One) $185 per person
- GINIVERSITY: Sat 22 Nov 10.30am – 12.00pm (Room Two) $140 per person
- KARU DISTILLERY: Sun 23 Nov 10.30am – 12.00pm (Room One) $140 per person
- GINIVERSITY: Sun 23 Nov 10.30am – 12.00pm (Room Two) $140 per person
Meet BILL LARK Australia’s Godfather of modern Craft Distilling and Chairman of the Australian Gin Awards. Given the amazing emergence of Australian gin in recent years, Bill will give you a little history of this very popular spirit and will present the six trophy-winning gins for you to taste, discuss and perhaps mix with a little tonic!. These winners have been selected by nine industry judges from an estimated 180 Australian craft gins and Bill will take you through the tasting and explain how these winners were made and why they are trophy winners.
StrangeLove premium tonic waters and canapés will add to the 90 minute class.
Giniversity invites you to invigorate your taste buds and refine your botanical blending skills with a Giniversity Experience. Led by Distiller Katie Lovis who’s travelling all the way from Margaret River, the master class is a customised slice of what you can experience at Giniversity’s home, Margaret River Distilling Company, when you enrol in the Giniversity Experience.
Brimming with flavour as only Margaret River can do it; the class will explore just how far you can push the boundaries of your favourite white spirit (GIN) while letting your creative juices flow.
This unique cocktail experience will allow you to mix and match flavours like a master distiller – blending botanical distillates before pairing your creation with the distillery’s house-made fruit shrub and finishing it off with your choice of dehydrated garnish.
StrangeLove premium tonic waters and a range of canapés will add to the cocktail experience.
You will leave the class with a unique hand-crafted cocktail and a wealth of knowledge around the intricacies of gin, well prepared to explore the SYDNEY GIN PALOOZA’s next session..
Love a good High tea? Well you can Join Nick and Ally the KARU Distillers and their High G&Tea party but first hear about their love for Juniper! You will learn the importance of the tiny berry and its powerful profiles which vary from country to country and what they have to offer and how the different region of berry affects the flavour profile. You’ll explore the percentages of alcohol and just how much of a difference a percent can make to a gin. Sample the KARU Affinity Gin at both 44% and 40% and taste the massive difference. Then have some fun at the Karu High G&Tea Party where you will learn to use a premium cocktail infusion poured from an elegant glass tea pot and be spoilt with a delicious Affinity Gin Chocolate from Treat Dreams. Oh swoon…!