Raise a glass to world gin day!
World Gin Day is coming on Saturday, 9 June 2018! The great American novelist, Wallace Thurman, once said, “Beloved, we join hands here to pray for gin. An aridity defiles us. Our innards thirst for the juice of juniper…” and while we definitely enjoy a good G&T on the regular, World Gin Day gives us a great excuse to have another couple, right? For all the gin connoisseurs who are looking for ways to celebrate this cultural occasion, we’ve rallied up a few things to add to your ‘to-do’ list!
Bass & Flinders Distillery
One of our favourite distilleries, Bass & Flinders, will be opening their cellar doors for an epic World Gin Day celebrations all long-weekend long! From Saturday, 9 June to Monday 11 June, you’ll be able to meet the team as they showcase their finest gin cocktails on offer, including an exclusive Winter Gin special! You’ll also be able to enjoy some great tunes in the warmth of their Botanical Bar’s braziers, Happy Camper Pizza serve up some of their finest Wood-Fired Pizzas. Gin and pizza – need we say more...?
Bass and Flinders is located at 232 Red Hill Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937. World Gin Day celebrations will take place from 11am – 6pm on Saturday, 9 June – Sunday 10 June and from 11am – 5pm on Sunday, 11 June.
For Negroni Week, Bass and Flinders will be partnering with BowerBird Bar in Richmond to host an epic Negroni’s and Two Smoking Barrels event! There’ll be plenty of fine bar food to go around, and a free tasting of B & F’s incredible gin range, including their new Winter Gin release. You’ll even be able to purchase a bottle for your collection! All the more Gin for World Gin Day!
BowerBird Bar is located at 274 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC. The Negroni’s and Two Smoking Barrels event will take place on Thursday, 7 June from 5:30pm.
Four Pillars Gin
The iconic Four Pillars in Healesville will be bringing it this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Gin Day. Start off the day with some gin marmalade scones (it’s never too early), followed by a Gin Pork Roll from the Blue Bonnet Barbecue food truck for lunch, and of course there’ll be free gin tastings and some pretty epic gin cocktails! Go big or go home!
Four Pillars Gin is located at 2a Lilydale Road, Healesville, VIC 3777. World Gin Day celebrations will take place at the distillery from Saturday, 9 June.
Wilson & Market
We love visiting Prahran Market for the exquisite produce, and the addition of Wilson & Market late last year has only made us market regulars. It’s the perfect spot for a post-market feed! This year, Wilson and Market will be transforming its terrace bar into a gin haven. All round gin festivities will be transpiring, dispensing Sweden's Hernö, Wisconsin’s Death’s Door Distillery, London’s Fords Gin, Melbourne’s Death Gin, Adelaide Hills Distillery and Brunswick’s Patient Wolf. There will be G&Ts and house cocktails served up on the day, as well as snacks before their Happy Hour from 6-10pm. This will allow you to order two gins for the price of one from their collection of 50 different gins!
Wilson and Market is located at 363 Chapel St, South Yarra 3141. Open Tues-Sayt, 5:30 – late.
The Gin Queen Distillers Dinner
This World Gin Day, Four Pillars Gin, Anther Spirits, Seppeltsfield Road Distillers, Shene Estate & Distillery and Never Never Distillery are joining forces at Arc One Gallery for a special distiller’s dinner. Prior to indulging in some cocktails and nibbles, each distillery will be sharing their stories and introducing their gins, which will be matched with a delicious dish by Cumulus Inc. With it’s sleek interior, the beautiful Arc One Gallery is sure to be the greatest backdrop to a celebration of all things gin! Can it be the 6th already?!
Arc One Gallery is located on 45 Flinders Lane. The Gin Queen Distillers Dinner is on from 7-11pm on Wednesday, 6 June and tickets are $155.