With World Gin Day just around the corner (June 10th), it’s your civic duty to support South Australian gin makers, and events, by getting behind a stack of fabulous gin-related gifts that you can buy for yourself or your gin-loving buddies. But let’s be honest… who really needs a reason?
Guys, there’s such a thing as a Gin & Tonic gift pack! Why has nobody ever bought us one? The good peeps over at @bundleandtwine are selling them, along with a huge number of other amazing gifts. Loving this creative SA company. Shop it here.
10am too early to drink gin? We don’t think so! Grab your gin lovin’ bestie or partner for a fun class where you will create your own gin under the supervision the Head Distiller of Settlers Spirits. They will be hosting this gin masterclass on Saturday June 17th from 10am-12pm at 197 Froggo Rd, McLaren Flat. Want to read about our experience at one of these gin masterclasses? Click here.
The gin geniuses themselves are setting up a Gin Garden out the front complete with white picket fencing, faux lawn, flower pots and jars of gin botanicals dotted around. How crazy good does that sound? The party kicks off around 6pm and at each hour on the hour, they’ll be introducing another gin with Brand Ambassadors on hand to give you all the info you need. Read all about it here.
OH MY GOD GUYS there’s a whole FESTIVAL for gin lovers! Buy your loved one tickets to this and you’ll be at the top of the good list for a very long time. We’re not pulling any punches here — this event is for hardcore gin enthusiasts only. Why else would Glen Ewin Estate bring together South Australia’s foremost distillers? Or bother spit-roasting a pig swathed in gin? An epic day for all gin lovers. They’ll be celebrating World Gin Day with hourly prizes, a sweeping variety of tastings and masterclasses for the true gin worshippers. Buy tickets and find out more info here.
The Propaganda Club, being a place that’s all over good gin, is holding an event this June that looks set to be a cracker. It’s a combo of their First Birthday and a World Gin Dinner. They have collaborated with 6 Artesian Gin Producers to bring you a once in a lifetime gin experience. Be immersed in the dinner, tastings and meet the maker. It’s set to be an extraordinary evening of food and gin pairings to delight the senses. Read all about it here.
While this doesn’t cost anything, they DO say that the best things in life are free! Give a mate a day of complete happiness at the Adelaide Central Markets, where they’ll be celebrating World Gin Day with some of South Australia’s finest distilleries. Prohibition Liquor Co. and Kangaroo Island Spirits are joining forces to present tastings and food pairings of their award winning gin. Feel free to have high expectations of these two producers with Prohibition recently taking out Australia’s best gin at the prestigious New York International Spirits Competition and KIS taking out the Champion’s Trophy in the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards. Gin lovers won’t want to miss tastings and this exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with these talented South Australian producers! The day will kick off at 12pm with a cooking demonstration by Callum Hann pairing gin with Market produce, followed by samples and gin tastings from 1pm. More info here.
If you have a friend who is a connoisseur of gin, (or who are we kidding, they just LOVE a good G&T) you need to put Red Hen Gin on your radar. As winners at the recent Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA) for “Champion Small Batch Gin, we can concur that this is the good stuff. And SA made of course. The perfect present for any gin lover. Read all about it here.
Got any more suggestions? We’d love to hear them! South Australia is, after all, the Gin State.