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Five Gin-credible Ways to Celebrate World Gin Day Across the Globe!

Mid-year slump got you feeling a bit over it all? Well keep your gin up, as it’s nearly time for World Gin Day 2018!

In celebration of the world’s favourite botanical based tipple, there will be a range of events in bars across the globe on Saturday June 9.


Down Under, Melbourne institution The Gin Palace, will be hosting a day chocked full of gin festivities.

To kick off the fun, Hendrick’s Gin will be throwing a ‘Very Unusual Lunch’, matching four weird and wonderful gin cocktails with a series of ‘unique’ courses. Tickets are $125 and must be purchased ahead of time.

If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, grab a Monkey 47 at the bar and be invited to experience the Gin Palace’s Deep Sea Abyss… Be prepared for an encounter that will leave you senseless and disoriented.

After surfacing from the abyss, ease yourself back into the real world with a massage and a Plymouth Gin Martini or a Tanqueray 10 with freshly shucked oysters.

Matt Argus and Dave Irwin from Brunswick’s Patient Wolf, and Eddie Brook from Byron Bay’s Brookie’s Gin will be on hand to chat about their delicious creations, with tickets available to intimate conversations with the distillers.

There will also be two-for-one Martinis, Negronis and Gin & Tonics available all day long.

Up in Queensland, West End bar Covent Garden is throwing a massive gin extravaganza. Over 170 gins will be on show, alongside canapés such as gin cured salmon, manchego croquettes, beetroot bruschetta and chorizo tarts.

There will also be a tonne of killer prizes on offer from the likes of Ink Gin, Art of Booze, Archie Rose Distilling Co., Hellfire Bluff Distillery, The Antipodes Gin Company, Applewood Distillery, Brookie’s Gin, and more.

Brissie’s best DJ’s will be spinning the tunes into the night, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes. Tickets start at $79.


Jetting over to Hong Kong, and Blue. Butcher & Meat Specialist are teaming up with Time Out Hong Kong to present Gin Fest 2018.

Distillers from across the globe will unite with some of Hong Kong’s bartending best to show off over 20 gins.

For $250, guests receive a complimentary drink on arrival and unlimited gin tastings for four hours. The gins on offer include Applewood Gin, Four Pillars, Whitley Nell (UK), Jodhpur Gin (Spain), Gin Volcanic (Spain), J.J. Whitley (UK), London No. 1 (UK), Breckenridge (UK) and Still Water Gin (USA).

Cocktails and food bites are also available for an additional $50 each. Stay tuned for the official announcement of the mixologists involved.

At Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, bar manager and ‘head of prescriptions’, Dr. Paul Chan, will be hosting a special gin focused masterclass. Guests will learn how to make the perfect G&T as well as learn about the history and unique botanicals of four popular gins.

‘Patients’ can look forward to choosing from Alkhemist Gin with Bickford Tonic, Ink Gin with Mediterranean tonic, Silent Pool Gin with Fever-Tree Tonic and Skills Gin with yuzu tonic.

Tickets are HK$550 per person and must be purchased ahead of time.


To Singapore, and the renowned Gin Journey is officially launching in Asia this World Gin Day.

Go on a journey into the history of gin in Singapore, accompanied by one of the Gin Journey’s expert Gin Guardians.

Your guide will transport you door to door between five of the city’s best gin bars, with five gin cocktails and five samples of the spirit included.

Launched in 2013 in London, the Gin Journey is one of the world’s premier gin based experiences.

Tickets are SGD$150 and are selling fast! So be sure to get in quick!


World Gin Day 2018 at Gin Palace, Melbourne

Date: Saturday 9 June
Time: 12:00pm – late
Location: 10 Russell Place,
VIC 3000
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hendricks-lunch-tickets-46491198426?aff=erelpanelorg 

Brisbane’s Biggest Gin Party at Covent Garden

Date: Saturday 9 June
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: 142 Boundary Street,
West End, Brisbane,
QLD 4101
Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/252495075322621/

Gin Fest 2018

Date: Saturday 9 June
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Blue. Butcher & Meat Specialist,
G/F 108 Hollywood Road,
Hong Kong
Tickets: http://ginfest2018.floktu.com/

Gin Masterclass with Dr. Paul Chan

Date: Saturday 9 June
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Shop B31A, First Basement Floor,
Landmark Atrium,
15 Queen’s Road Central,
Central, Hong Kong
Tickets: https://www.ticketflap.com/world-gin-day

Gin Journey Singapore

Date: Saturday 9 June
Time: 2:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Meeting point will be disclosed a week before the event
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gin-journey-singapore-world-gin-day-tickets-46099242074?aff=erelexpmlt