Cocktail at junipalooza london
brands engaging with consumers at junipalooza london
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Junipalooza Gin Festival 8

Junipalooza London

What’s Junipalooza you ask? Let’s break it down:

Juni: An abbreviation of Gin’s signature botanical, Juniper.

Palooza: Noun, a party, celebration or festival.

Junipalooza: a celebration of all things Gin, with dozens of makers in one room, sharing their love and know-how of the drink, as well as serving up samples of their juniper-laced spirits and generally having a good natter about all things GIN! Oh, and it’s all accompanied by a great bar, a range of talks and guests having the best time since… well, last year’s stellar event.

Junipalooza was established in 2013 with the intention of giving kindred Gin fans an opportunity to meet gin makers and to discover more about how they make their spirits and the stories behind their brands. Three years on, it has also become known for its ability to shine a light on the huge variety of gins in the category, both big and small, within an environment that is more immersive than the standard trestle-ridden affairs.

Junipalooza is a unique gin festival – it’s a Meet the Maker show, not just somewhere with a large selection of gins laid out for you to try. There is no other drinks event with so many ginsmiths all together in one room. This year will be especially exciting for those with a penchant for foreign gins, as 2016 has a strong focus on international distilleries, too.

On the day, you’ll get a chance to meet the 35+ ginsmiths who are flying in from all over – Australia, Canada, East and West Coast USA, South Africa, Germany, Spain, Finland & Sweden, and you’ll be invited to sample a range of their amazing botanical blends. With a bar serving up amazing cocktails, a dedicated masterclass area and the opportunity to buy directly from the makers, it’s an amazing chance to stock up on both knowledge and gin as you explore the world’s best tipple.

We couldn’t very well celebrate Gin without bringing Tonic along, too, so there will also be dedicated Tonic Water stands, giving you the chance to taste a variety of mixers before you settle upon your ideal pairing.

Junipalooza is proud to take place over World Gin Day (Saturday 11th June), and to celebrate the global nature of this occasion, 2016 will place a particular focus on launching new brands – some come from established British Makers, while others will come from international distilleries, who’ll be making their UK debut right in front of your very eyes.

co-founders emile and olivier ward posing for a photo at junipalooza london 2015
bathtub gin engaging with consumers at junipalooza
gin brands engaging with consumers at junipalooza london
Junipalooza Gin festival

What Is It?

A Celebration of GIN! Junipalooza is a unique opportunity to taste gins from distilleries based all around the world, many of which are launching at the show & bringing exclusive offerings.

What's Included

The price of admission includes samples from all of the distillers taking part. Please drink responsibly though, there's plenty of Ginsmiths to visit so pace yourself in order to to talk to them all.

What Others Say

"With World Gin Day just around the corner, Junipalooza’s three-day show is the definitive way to get in the mood" Bar Chick

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Ginsmiths Involved

40 Makers

Junipalooza is a meet the maker show. Even when distillation isn't an in-house process, owners will be serving their gin and explaining how it came to life.

95 Gins

With most Gin makers having multiple gins in their portfolios, there will be much to discover and compare. There's a gin for every palate. Literally.

14 Countries

Junipalooza is the perfect opportunity to explore your way through gins made all around the world and to see how provenance impacts the end spirit.

Programme

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Please note, all stands will stop serving gin 10 mins before the end of the session.

The shop will remain open for a further 10 mins after the session closes, so you can stock up on your favourites if you when leaving, if you missed the chance to get your gin directly from the makers (all prices will be matched in the shop to whatever the Gin Makers are selling at their stands).

Glasses at the ready

Come on in and meet the makers - JUNIPALOOZA OPENS ITS DOORS!

It's time to meet the faces behind some incredible gins, learn their processes and get some expert advice on how best to serve their magical elixirs.

Glasses at the ready

Come on in and meet the makers - JUNIPALOOZA OPENS ITS DOORS!

It's time to meet the faces behind some incredible gins, learn their processes and get some expert advice on how best to serve their magical elixirs.

Think it's too early on a Sunday? Head to the bar a pick up a Corpse Reviver!

Glasses at the ready

Come on in and meet the makers - JUNIPALOOZA OPENS ITS DOORS!

It's time to meet the faces behind some incredible gins, learn their processes and get some expert advice on how best to serve their magical elixirs.

Location

Tobacco Docks

Tobacco Quay, Wapping Ln, London, E1W 2SF