Junipalooza Sydney 2023 - Gin Festival
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: Dozens and dozens of gin makers in one room, sharing their love for the spirit and serving up samples and stories for all to enjoy.
Following last year's inaugural Sydney roadshow, we're headed back and going to be much, much bigger, coming in with our full set up and with dozens of distillers ready to serve up the best craft gins from around the world. You can expect more gin, more producers, and more fun!
The festival is a tribute to Gin, made by people who love it, starring people who make it and filled to the brim with curious minds proffering empty glasses looking to enjoy tasting it!
Those glasses don’t stay empty for long – each guest is given their very own keepsake tasting glass to take around the show. There will be over 40 different craft distillers (from both Australia and International) sharing well over a hundred different gins between them and you’ll be able to stop by whichever ones take your fancy and try their gins both neat and with tonic.
Junipalooza has been a firm favourite of London and Melbourne gin enthusiasts since it began nine years ago, with its unique meet the maker policy giving fans access to the people behind the brands they know and love.
Our policy is simple. Either the distiller or brand owner has to be there in person as we want you to be able to meet the people that put everything they have into the gins they make. We want you to be able to see their passion with your own eyes and gain some real context about the world of Gin.
These are people who've shaken off the shackles of corporate life to do their own thing; they're inspiring, driven creators who are only too keen to share their adventures with you over an ice cold G&T.
You'll have the opportunity to buy all of the gins directly from the brands, so not only will you hear their stories, you'll become a part of them, helping to drive them onwards to the next step in their journey.
We'll also be stocking all of the gins in our onsite shop, so if you don't want to carry bottles around all day you can hand your tasting notes over to our helpers as the end of the session and pick up an armful.
We're thrilled to be bringing Junipalooza back to Sydney and to be able to bring the scale and fanfare with us this time. Last year's was so much fun and from the reviews - you loved it too! This time, we look forward to offering obsessives the chance to try something entirely different and newbies the chance to fall in love with the most creative of spirits.