Start your enGINes – this celebration of all things gin is back and bigger than ever
Get ready Melbourne, Junipalooza is back in 2018 to celebrate all things gin. The festival will welcome the warmer weather with award-winning gin producers showing off their best at North Melbourne's Meat Market this October.
Junipalooza operates as a meet-the-maker-style festival, with more than 40 gin makers ready to answer any and all of your burning questions, including how it's made and how it's best served.
Australian gin producers including the Four Pillars Gin, Melbourne Gin Company, Prohibition Gin and many more will be stirring up the classic gin and tonic by mixing innovative cocktails and signature drinks. International producers including Sweden's Hernö Gin and the UK's Pinkster will also be making the trip to showcase the most impressively crafted gins worldwide.
Talk and taste sessions can be booked throughout the weekend to provide insight into the science behind gin. Plus, for the peckish, there will be food from Burn City Smokers, Maker and Monger, the Brulee Cart and 196 Degrees Below. New for 2018 will be a brand-new distiller's dinner, where the Junipalooza team will host an intimate meal with punters on Friday, October 26 at 6.30pm.
Tickets include all gin tastings and masterclasses. Tickets are $50 a head and are on sale now.