The Australian Gin Distillers Association has two main activities. Firstly to co-ordinate and manage the Australian Gin Awards coupled with the Australian Gin Marketing Competition and secondly to plan, coordinate and manage large-scale public events featuring members’ products.
Membership: There is no paid membership. Distillers automatically become members when they take part in the Association’s activities.
The Awards: Our aim is to shine a light on the excellence of gin production and for the awards judges to concentrate on one spirit – GIN.
The 2021 gin awards will be judged during the first week of September. Entries will open on this web site during May. Any Australian and New Zealand gin distillery is eligible to enter their gin. Bill Lark will again Chair the awards and there will be nine senior judges. Full details will be published in May.
The public events: 2019 We launched the Gin Palooza concept with two successful events in Sydney. 2020 despite being surrounded by Covid restrictions we managed to present the Sydney Christmas Gin Palooza to 41 distillers and 1800 gin lovers. In the same year we held the inaugural Canberra Gin Palooza at Pialligo Estate to a crowd of 1000.
These events have all been very successful with the distillers reporting significant sales figures.
2021 will see four major public events to be held in The Adelaide Hills, Perth, Sydney and Canberra. Details and the booking form are on this web site see the drop down on the home page.