It’s been a while since our last Junipalooza round up and each day something new is being booked in. Having been asked to reveal all by so many of you on Twitter – here’s a giant summary of what to expect!
Junipalooza will be a unique opportunity to meet the people who actually make your favourite gins all under one roof. We have the makers, the ginsmiths, the craftsmen and the gin anoraks from the world over serving up gin knowledge and good times to you lucky folks.
Tom Warner and Sion Edwards will be showcasing their award-winning Harrington Dry Gin, and Tarquin is already sprucing his beloved still, Tamara who will take center stage on the Cornish stand. Best of British? Here are two more who might dispute that…
Hernö Master Distiller will be on hand to talk Juniper casks and the difficulties of distilling through Swedish winters, while Denis and the team from Ferdinand’s Saar will tell you all about the ideal weather for their gin’s base spirit – Riesling wine.
St. George Spirits head honcho Lance Winters & NY Distilling’s Master Distiller Allen Katz are flying over from the US to serve up their ground breaking American gins. No East Coast West Coast beef please boys! Although a dance off could be in order…
Burleighs Gin & Sipsmith Gin
With a botanical line up including silver birch, dandelion, burdock, elderberry and iris the team at 45 West Distillery will be unveiling their new, Burleighs Gin. Across the room, Sipsmith will no doubt be providing suitable inspiration as the London based craft distillery will be serving their much loved gin and showing why they are the success story of the craft gin boom to date.
Langley’s will be sharing a trick or two for you Martini lovers whilst also serving up G&T’s with their usual gentlemanly style. Up and coming Boxer will be packing a punch and knocking people’s definition of the words ‘fresh juniper’.
While Elephant Gin will be stomping into the imagination as gin fans discover their deliciously earthy profile, the family whose name is synonymous with gin – Hayman’s – will be showcasing their phenomenal range. A must for any gin fan.
The Maverick Drinks team will be out en force, bringing with them the Bathtub Gin range for you all to soak in while also treating you to a full array of gins from the world over. All available to be bought in tiny dram size samples – perfect for those who couldn’t make it down.
A SECRET LAUNCH…
Yes. There is one! It’s also, just possibly, the most exciting thing to happen since the Ginvent calendars were invented. Maybe even more so. More on this soon…
No Gin-fest is complete without a good lashing of tonic! We’re proud to have Fever-Tree Tonic at Junipalooza. With two tricycles and a boatload of tonic to pair with each gin, guests will have the opportunity to try out the entire Fever-Tree range.
We’ll also have masterclasses happening throughout the afternoon, discussing all things from the Perfect Martini, setting up a distillery, being a Master Distiller and uncovering the journeys some of these ginsmiths have embarked on in order to create their spirit. The afternoon masterclasses are all free to attend but will be on a first come first served basis.
The Ultimate Gin Palate – Darnley’s View Original and Spiced Gin, Bloom Gin, Berkeley Square Gin, Opihr Gin and Greenall’s Dry Gin, Two Birds Gin and more will all be served up by yours truly – just in case you felt you needed that little bit extra before you left all content and a head full of gin.
See you there!
JUNIPALOOZA takes place 7th & 8th June. Grab your tickets now.
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