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Junipalooza London

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 2018 on the 9th and 10th June, the theme of this year’s festival is Experience: we want to take you on a journey through the minds of Gin makers, with Fever-Tree, Caorunn, Warner Edwards and Copperhead each taking a room within the vaults to build whole new worlds of Gin.

The 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. 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 over 170 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 house Gin Odyssey. Your ticket entitles you to sample any gin you’d like to try, as well as access to a range of  masterclasses from industry experts (these are first come first served), a great cocktail bar from the team at The Gibson, and a room full of Gin geeks having the best time since… well, last year.

Junipalooza is a great chance to hear the stories, dreams and ideas that have gone into each drop of gin 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 all over the world flying in to join in the festivities.

You’ll also have the opportunity to buy directly from the makers but if you prefer doing it all in one go, our sister shop Gin Kiosk will have a click and collect a shop on. Simply take your tasting notes to them at the end of the session and pick up an armful.

This will be Junipalooza’s fifth year and we’re already pretty confident that it’s going to be the best, too. We’ve got in some stellar food options, 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.

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What Is It?

A glass in hand, book in hand 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

Ginsmiths Involved

65 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.

100's of Gins

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

12 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.

Tickets

Programme

Glasses at the ready

Doors open at 11.00 sharp.

Guests will each be given a small bottle of water and a tasting glass to begin their journey. Please pace yourself and remember - there are 60+ gin makers taking part in the event, an amount that is almost certainly too much for you to get through. Hunt out the ones you really wanted to see first and ask for recommendations from the team - we'll be on hand to help steer you towards your perfect gin!

Also - please make sure you pick your free bottle of water from our amazing partners at Hildon Mineral Water, who will be there to keep you refreshed.

Live Distilation

As part of the Experiential zones, Warner Edwards will be hosting pre-book masterclasses that last just under 30 minutes long and held in intimate groups....

Here's some more info!

Have you ever seen gin being made in front of you, or tasted the spirit straight off the still? Well, here’s your chance. The Warner Edwards team have packed up their beautiful baby still, Satisfaction, and will be installing it at Junipalooza. It’ll be the ultimate distilling masterclass, AND you’ll be able to see your gin bottled there and then.

Master Distiller Jeremy will cover what is being distilled in all its geektastic glory. You’ll get to taste spirit in it’s various stages, from heads, hearts and tails and to finish, you will be able to bottle your own 20cl Junipalooza Gin to add to an already laden W.E goody bag… all for £15!

Fair warning, Awesomeness meets intimate group means these WILL sell out. Head to the sign up stand as soon as you walk through the gates to put your name on the sheet!

Highland Bothy

Caorunn will be making the most of their Scottish heritage by recreating an original Highland Bothy at Junipalooza. You can settle in for some masterclasses, led by their distiller Simon, or head straight to the tasting trolly to get to grips with their delicious quintet of Celtic botanicals.

Most excitingly of all, they’ve build a copper tree, replete with apples. Each apple contains the name of a Caorunn Cocktail, so once you pluck yours from the tree, you’ll be able to take it to the bar to get involved with some interactive cocktail making (and sipping, too, of course).

Head to their mini-lounge a cosy little pit stop, get involved in the highland games and try the gin in all of its forms; you’ll soon understand why Caorunn is Scotland’s best-selling gin.

P.S. kilts are optional, but wouldn’t half look the part..!

It's the end of the session

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.

Guests will each be given a small bottle of water and a tasting glass to begin their journey. Please pace yourself and remember - there are 60 gin makers taking part in the event which is probably too many for you to meet. Hunt out the ones you really wanted to see first and ask for recommendations from the team - we'll be on hand to help steer you towards your perfect gin!

Also - please make sure you pick your free bottle of water from our amazing partners at Hildon Mineral Water, who will be there to keep you refreshed.

Live Distilling

As part of the Experiential zones, Warner Edwards will be hosting pre-book masterclasses that last just under 30 minutes long and held in intimate groups....

Here's some more info!

Have you ever seen gin being made in front of you, or tasted the spirit straight off the still? Well, here’s your chance. The Warner Edwards team have packed up their beautiful baby still, Satisfaction, and will be installing it at Junipalooza. It’ll be the ultimate distilling masterclass, AND you’ll be able to see your gin bottled there and then.

Master Distiller Jeremy will cover what is being distilled in all its geektastic glory. You’ll get to taste spirit in it’s various stages, from heads, hearts and tails and to finish, you will be able to bottle your own 20cl Junipalooza Gin to add to an already laden W.E goody bag… all for £15!

Fair warning, Awesomeness meets intimate group means these WILL sell out. Head to the sign up stand as soon as you walk through the gates to put your name on the sheet!

Highland Bothy

Caorunn will be making the most of their Scottish heritage by recreating an original Highland Bothy at Junipalooza. You can settle in for some masterclasses, led by their distiller Simon, or head straight to the tasting trolly to get to grips with their delicious quintet of Celtic botanicals.

Most excitingly of all, they’ve build a copper tree, replete with apples. Each apple contains the name of a Caorunn Cocktail, so once you pluck yours from the tree, you’ll be able to take it to the bar to get involved with some interactive cocktail making (and sipping, too, of course).

Head to their mini-lounge a cosy little pit stop, get involved in the highland games and try the gin in all of its forms; you’ll soon understand why Caorunn is Scotland’s best-selling gin.

P.S. kilts are optional, but wouldn’t half look the part..!

It's the end of the session

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. Please make sure you pick your free bottle of water from our amazing partners at Hildon Mineral Water, who will be there to keep you refreshed.

Think it's too early on a Sunday? Don't worry - head to the bar a pick up a Red Snapper to get in the mood.

Highland Bothy

Caorunn will be making the most of their Scottish heritage by recreating an original Highland Bothy at Junipalooza. You can settle in for some masterclasses, led by their distiller Simon, or head straight to the tasting trolly to get to grips with their delicious quintet of Celtic botanicals.

Most excitingly of all, they’ve build a copper tree, replete with apples. Each apple contains the name of a Caorunn Cocktail, so once you pluck yours from the tree, you’ll be able to take it to the bar to get involved with some interactive cocktail making (and sipping, too, of course).

Head to their mini-lounge a cosy little pit stop, get involved in the highland games and try the gin in all of its forms; you’ll soon understand why Caorunn is Scotland’s best-selling gin.

P.S. kilts are optional, but wouldn’t half look the part..!

Live Distilling

As part of the Experiential zones, Warner Edwards will be hosting pre-book masterclasses that last just under 30 minutes long and held in intimate groups....

Here's some more info!

Have you ever seen gin being made in front of you, or tasted the spirit straight off the still? Well, here’s your chance. The Warner Edwards team have packed up their beautiful baby still, Satisfaction, and will be installing it at Junipalooza. It’ll be the ultimate distilling masterclass, AND you’ll be able to see your gin bottled there and then.

Master Distiller Jeremy will cover what is being distilled in all its geektastic glory. You’ll get to taste spirit in it’s various stages, from heads, hearts and tails and to finish, you will be able to bottle your own 20cl Junipalooza Gin to add to an already laden W.E goody bag… all for £15!

Fair warning, Awesomeness meets intimate group means these WILL sell out. Head to the sign up stand as soon as you walk through the gates to put your name on the sheet!

It's over for 2018

The Sunday session is an hour longer than Saturday's, meaning you have a little longer to talk, schmooze and sip your way around the show.

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).

Stay Sharp and discover all the flavours

Water plays a vital role in gin tasting. Not only does it keep you in peak tasting condition, but certain ABV's will favour certain flavour profiles and it is a fact that many distillers take seriously. For most gins, water is 60% of the contents of the bottle...

When it comes to tasting - with careful addition of water to your glass, you can unlock all the nuances in each of the gin. Give it a try over the weekend and please, enjoy your drink responsibly.

Directions, Directions, Directions

Tobacco Dock is located at the junction of Wapping Lane and Pennington Street, E1. The nearest Overground station is Wapping - no more than 5 minute walk from the venue.

More details and travel advice can be found on tobaccodocklondon.com

Is my ticket transferrable?

Unfortunately, tickets are not transferable or exchangeable for another session or date.

Can I get a refund?

We understand this can happen and in principal, this is fine and we will issue a refund.

However, please note that we only accept and process refunds submitted before June 1st. After this point, all tickets are non refundable, no matter the reason.

How old is enough?

You must be over the age of 21 to enter Junipalooza.

We do allow adults who have bought tickets to bring their children (under 5) along, as long as there are two adults per child. As it is a gin show, please be aware there will be nothing to cater to children nor really the kind of place where they can just run around (as there are lots of rooms and they will be quickly out of sight).

Junipalooza is all about gin.

Please also be aware that we cannot accept any form of underage drinking whatsoever - even if it is the parent giving a seemingly innocent "sip, try, test" to their own child. Anyone seen doing this will be asked to leave immediately.

Can I buy gin at the event?

Each gin maker will be able to sell their gin from their stands, so you can by directly from the producers. Some will accept cards but many will not have machines, so if you specifically want to get your gin fix from the makers themselves, bring cash just in case.

Alternatively, to make it convenient and easy, Gin Kiosk will be also there, stocking all of the gins at the show, at the same price as on each of the stands. That way, you can pick it all up in one go, pay by card and not have to walk around laden with bottles!

Location

Tobacco Docks

Tobacco Quay, Wapping Ln, London, E1W 2SF