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Junipalooza Melbourne
Junipalooza Melbourne
Junipalooza Melbourne
Junipalooza Melbourne

Junipalooza Melbourne

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 Melbourne is back in October, following a rip roaring debut at the Meat Market in 2016 and a sold out and much loved 2017. The annual gin festival will have more distillers and more gins than last year’s stellar line up, and as always – will keep the emphasis on the people behind the spirits as much as it does the spirits they serve…

Junipalooza 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 and comes with the option to try neat and with tonic. You’ll have to pace yourselves though, and there will be plenty of options to keep you hydrated and fed as you go round, such as Burn City Smoker making up hearty fare, or 196 Degrees Below for some tasty desserts.

The festival presents you with the unique opportunity to meet forty distillers; those who’ve shaken off the shackles of corporate life to do their own thing. They’re inspiring, driven people who are only too keen to share their adventures with you over an ice cold G&T. What’s more there’s tonics and mixers to uncover and a superb Bad Frankie cocktail bar to hit up.

You’ll have the opportunity to buy directly from brands, to hear their stories and to become a part of them. There will also be a shop stocking all of the gins on site, so if you don’t want to carry bottles around all day you can hand your tasting notes over to our helpers at the end of the session and pick up an armful for the same price as they are on the stands, just all in one go for pure convenience.

Junipalooza is THE Melbourne event as far as gin fans are concerned, offering obsessives the chance to try something entirely different and newbies the chance to fall in love with the most creative of spirits. The festival is $50 per person, but we’ve set aside a limited number of early bird tickets for $35.

If that wasn’t enough to seal the deal on an amazing gin day out, we’ll also be giving away a free Junipalooza tasting glass to take home with you, as well as a show guide, featuring all of the gins at the show. Complimentary water will also be served throughout by Daylesford & Hepburn Springs, but don’t miss the chance to taste their range of mixers and tonics as well.

Junipalooza Melbourne
Junipalooza Melbourne
Junipalooza Melbourne
Junipalooza Melbourne
Junipalooza Melbourne

What is it?

A Celebration of GIN! Junipalooza is a unique opportunity to taste gins from distilleries based all around the world, as well as the very best Australian producers.

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.

When is it?

Junipalooza Melbourne takes place on the SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER
11:00-15:00 & 16:00-20:00
& SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER 12:00-18:00

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Tickets

Programme

Come on in and Meet the Makers

Junipalooza opens its doors for the 1st session! Corks come out of bottles and glasses are at the ready. It’s time to meet the faces behind some incredible gins, learn more about (and sample!) how they make their tasty gins.

There is also a free water stand inside so you can pace yourself, as well as a opportunity to try entire ranges of mixers and soft drinks.

Please remember that stands will pour last serves 15 minutes before closing. This will allow for time to finish your drinks comfortably and purchase any bottles you may be after, before we have to close the doors.

And we're over for this session...

Junipalooza comes to an end. Time to leave and continue on celebrating all things gin in one of Melbourne’s amazing cocktail bars…

Please note that service stops 10 mins before the end of the session and that it will not be possible to take any cocktails out with, as you leave the venue.

Come on in and Meet the Makers

Junipalooza opens its doors for the 2nd session! Corks come out of bottles and glasses are at the ready. It’s time to meet the faces behind some incredible gins, learn more about (and sample!) how they make their tasty gins.

There is also a free water stand inside so you can pace yourself, as well as a opportunity to try entire ranges of mixers and soft drinks.

Please remember that stands will pour last serves 15 minutes before closing. This will allow for time to finish your drinks comfortably and purchase any bottles you may be after, before we have to close the doors.

And we're over for this session and the 1st day...

Junipalooza comes to an end. Time to leave and continue on celebrating all things gin in one of Melbourne’s amazing cocktail bars…

Please note that service stops 10 mins before the end of the session and that it will not be possible to take any cocktails out with, as you leave the venue.

Come on in and Meet the Makers

Junipalooza opens its doors, corks come out of bottles and glasses are at the ready. It’s time to meet the faces behind some incredible gins, learn more about (and sample!) how they make their tasty gins.

There is also a free water stand inside so you can pace yourself, as well as a opportunity to try several brands of mixers and soft drinks.

Please remember that stands will pour last serves 15 minutes before closing. This will allow for time to finish your drinks comfortably and purchase any bottles you may be after, before we have to close the doors.

Thank you & Goodbye

Junipalooza comes to an end. Time to leave and continue on celebrating all things gin in one of Melbourne’s amazing cocktail bars…

Please note that service stops 10 mins before the end of the session and that it will not be possible to take any cocktails out with, as you leave the venue.

BAD FRANKIE TAKE OVER!

Having established their name within both the Melbourne cocktail scene and wider drinks industry, Bad Frankie have shown time and again that "small-batch", “boutique" and "hand-made" doesn’t always mean pretentious and unapproachable.

Named after the infamous Governor of Van Diemen’s Land, John Franklin, who outlawed small pot stills in the early 19th century - Bad Frankie specialises in showcasing a range of Australian spirits from across the country. With their faultless knowledge of Australian craft gin and easy going style - they were always going to be the perfect fit for Juniplaooza.

"Bad Frankie isn’t just a good cocktail bar, it’s a clever cocktail bar aiming to showcase local spirits you never would have heard of, the way they were meant to be enjoyed.” Time Out

Buying Gin & The Junipalooza Bottle Shop

Each maker has the opportunity to sell their gins should they want to, although not all will have card readers. We advise those who think they might be interested in buying a bottle or two at the show, to come equipped with cash.

That said, there will also be a gin shop, stocking all the gins at the show and which matches the bottle price of each stand. The aim of the shop is not to take away from the makers themselves, merely, to offer a convenient one stop location with a guaranteed card facility for anyone who wants to to get all their gin in one go.

Press Passes

There are a limited amount of press passes allocated for both days.

Please contact olivier@ginfoundry.com for further details on how to register for one.

Who is the Gin Queen?

Hosting Junipalooza involves a lot of work behind the scenes, preparing masterclasses, selecting gin makers and inviting them to take part while also acting as quality control... When the idea in to host Juniplaooza in Melbourne first emerged, we knew we would need a partner to ensure the show was delivered to the same uber geek calibre as in London. Someone capable of navigating the gin scene, with an insider track on the best and most exciting ginsmiths, an eye for authenticity and someone who shared our values of placing guests first.

Gin Queen founder and editor, Caroline Childerley has all of this and more. Her website has grown out of a love for the juniper juice and the desire to share the gin love with everyone. In the process, Caroline has become an expert in the category and in particular, a leading figure in the Australian Gin scene.

For more about all things Gin Queen, visit: www.theginqueen.com

Location

Meat Market

5 Blackwood St, Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia