Adelaide Gets Its First Gin Cruise On The Popeye

Yes, drinking gin on Adelaide’s much-loved Popeye Boat is now a thing. Want to know more? We’ve got the details!


Yes, drinking gin on Adelaide’s much-loved Popeye boat is now a thing! Prohibition Liquor Company has joined with The Popeye to offer monthly gin masterclasses and signature Prohibition Gin cocktails while cruising the scenic River Torrens.

The idea arose as Co-founder of Prohibition, Adam Carpenter, was so impressed with the work The Popeye team had done to reinvigorate their brand.

“The Popeye is an institution in Adelaide,” Carpenter says. “I looked at the work The Popeye team has done to revitalise the experience and, as I do with many things, thought how great would it be with gin.”

“To share what we do with new audiences in such an iconic setting and format is going to be a lot of fun for everyone.” Bianca Shuman, who took over the helm of The Popeye in 2017 from her parents Tony and Lidija, was immediately on board.

“There’s a great fit between us,” Shuman, a self-confessed gin fan, says. “Both Prohibition Liquor and The Popeye are South Australian treasures, so it makes sense to pair them together and create something to take us back to the Prohibition era when Popeye first begun.”

Saturday, July 28, will mark the first Prohibition Gin Cruise with plans to run the event through the summer, cruises start at $40 per person. You can book your tickets here.

The Popeye is available for private bookings for either public or company, as well as its regular day trade, seating up to 49 people. “We expect the private gin cruises to be very popular coming into the Christmas party season,” Bianca Shuman says.

“For a modest hire fee, we can customise a gin or drinks experience with catering packages and entertainment to give clients a uniquely South Australian experience on The Popeye.”

Just six months ago Adelaide saw its first distillery cellar door and tasting room in Gilbert St and Prohibition Liquor Co has definitely not settled down, bring forth an outing such as the Gin Cruise!

“We pride ourselves on a vibrant and educational gin flight experience at our tasting room,” Prohibition co-founder Wes Heddles says. “We also love contributing to South Australia’s tourism industry with our tasting room.”

Adelaide's First Gin Cruise Is Here!

GIN CRUISES HAVE ARRIVED! Yes, drinking gin on Adelaide’s much-loved Popeye boat is now a thing! Prohibition Liquor Co has joined with Popeye and Paddle Boats on the Torrens River for the ultimate day out. Full details here including link to book:

Posted by Glam Adelaide on Monday, July 2, 2018


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