$70 – $440

SYDNEY GIN PALOOZA 21, 22, 23 24 November 2019

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Paddington Town Hall

249 Oxford Street

Paddington, NSW 2021


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GIN & TAPAS AT THE PALOOZA. No fees charged.

Come on Sydney, pick your session!

  • VIP Gold Package. Palooza, Gala Dinner, Master class & 1 x 700mL bottle of Gin. $395 - $440

  • Five 'Meet the Gin-Maker' tasting sessions. 38 Distillers/200 gins $70

  • Four master classes. Bill Lark/Giniversity/Karu Distillery $185 - $140

  • Presentation Dinner Thurs 21 Nov. Dinner/Champagne/Mother's Ruin/Palooza entry. $185

THE VIP GOLD PACKAGE includes one seat at the Presentation Dinner on 21 November in the Grand Dining Room at the Paddington Town Hall featuring 6 trophy gins; one seat at your choice of any master class; early entry into the Palooza following the class plus a bottle of Gold Medal Gin to be picked up at the Palooza - the saving is $80.. Only 12 packages available. Prices vary depending on the master class you choose. Bill Lark package $440. Karu and Giniversity $395. (Four packages remain).

THE PRESENTATION DINNER includes: G&T and canapes on arrival, the six trophy gins will be served with a three course meal to match. Guest speaker: Bill Lark Chairman of judges. MUMM Champagne to celebrate the winners. Mother's Ruin entertainment. Sponsored by StrangeLove Premium Tonic. link here for the video.

Mother's Ruin hitting the high gin notes.

Plenty of excellent "Meet the Maker" tickets still available.

It'a Gin&Tapas Time! Pick your session!

  • Friday 22 November 5.30pm - 8.00pm

  • Saturday 23 November 1.00pm - 3.30pm and 5.00pm - 7.30pm

  • Sunday 24 November 1.00pm - 3.30pm and 5.00pm - 7.30pm

  • Palooza Tickets give you gin tastings from over 200 craft gins - many trophy and medal winners. Served with ample ice, fresh botanicals and StrangeLove premium tonic. You can purchase bottles directly from any Distiller on the day. Tapas not included.

  • INTRODUCING GIN&TAPAS at the Palooza. Just to make things a bit tastier than a tasty G&T or cocktail we will have Schibello Coffee and Tapas in plentiful supply. Plus customer seating to take a break from looking at 200+ craft gins. Wow what a day!

    The Schibello Coffee is complimentay however the Tapas is not included in your Palooza ticket.

FOUR 90 MINUTE MASTER CLASSES (The next Palooza session is included in the ticket price).

  • BILL LARK: Sat 22 Nov 10.30am - 12.00pm (Room One) $185 per person

  • GINIVERSITY: Sat 22 Nov 10.30am - 12.00pm (Room Two) $140 per person

  • KARU DISTILLERY: Sun 23 Nov 10.30am - 12.00pm (Room One) $140 per person

  • GINIVERSITY: Sun 23 Nov 10.30am - 12.00pm (Room Two) $140 per person

Meet BILL LARK (Australia's Godfather of modern Craft Distilling) and Chairman of the Australian Gin Awards. Given the amazing emergence of Australian gin in recent years, Bill will give you a little history of this very popular spirit and will present the six trophy-winning gins for you to taste, discuss and perhaps mix with a little tonic!. These winners have been selected by nine industry judges from an estimated 180 Australian craft gins and Bill will take you through the tasting and explain how these winners were made and why they are trophy winners.

StrangeLove premium tonic waters and canapés will add to the 90 minute class.


Giniversity invites you to invigorate your taste buds and refine your botanical blending skills with a Giniversity Experience. Led by Distiller Katie Lovis who’s travelling all the way from Margaret River, the master class is a customised slice of what you can experience at Giniversity’s home, Margaret River Distilling Company, when you enrol in the Giniversity Experience.

Brimming with flavour as only Margaret River can do it; the class will explore just how far you can push the boundaries of your favourite white spirit (GIN) while letting your creative juices flow.

This unique cocktail experience will allow you to mix and match flavours like a master distiller – blending botanical distillates before pairing your creation with the distillery’s house-made fruit shrub and finishing it off with your choice of dehydrated garnish.

StrangeLove premium tonic waters and canapés will add to the cocktail experience.
You will leave the class with a unique hand-crafted cocktail and a wealth of knowledge around the intricacies of gin, well prepared to explore the GIN PALOOZA.

Giniversity Distiller Katie Lovis.


Love a good High tea? Well you can Join Nick and Ally the KARU Distillers and their High G&Tea party but first their love for Juniper! You will learn the importance of the tiny berry and its powerful profiles which vary from country to country and what they have to offer and how the different region of berry affects the flavour profile. You’ll explore the percentages of alcohol and just how much of a difference a percent can make to a gin. Sample the KARU Affinity Gin at both 44% and 40% and taste the massive difference. Then have some fun at the Karu High G&Tea Party where you will learn to use a premium cocktail infusion poured from an elegant glass tea pot and be spoilt with a delicious Affinity Gin Chocolate from Treat Dreams. Oh swoon…!

Ally and Nick Ayres the Distillers at their Karu base in NSW.

Come and G&T with us in November??

Photo: @Spooningaustralia

Responsible Service of Alcohol practices will be observed.

Distilleries bringing their gin to the November Palooza…

Ambleside Distillers, Bass & Flinders Distillery, Broken Heart Spirits NZ, Giniversity, Settlers Spirits, The West Winds Gin, The Gin Boutique, Karu Distillery, Distillery Botanica, Fossey’s Gin, Hemp Gin Group, Here’s looking at you Kid, Lighthouse Gin NZ, Prohibition Liquor Co, Taylor and Smith Distilling Co, The Abel Gin Co, The Farmers Wife Distillery, Strait Brands, 5Nines Distilling, The Melbourne Gin Company, Banks & Solander Distillery, Lawrenny Estate Distillery, Manly Spirits Co Distillery, Small Batch Distilling, Bellarine distillery, Martin Distillation Company, Virginia Spirits, Hellfire Bluff, Saleyards Distillery, 23rd Street Distillery, Never Never Distilling Co, Southern Wild Distillery, Bouchon Wines & Spirits, Brisbane Distillery, LOBO Gin and Spirits,Garden Grown Gin, Ironbark Distillery, Cape Byron Distillery and The National Gin Company NZ.



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes. As alcohol is at the event, you must be over 18 to attend. Please bring a valid form of identification with you on the day just to be sure (Driving license, Student ID, etc.)

Are children permitted at the event?
No. This is an over 18's event and we want 'you' to relax and have fun.

Will tickets be available on the door?
Maybe, maybe not. We cap the numbers to ensure everyone has a great time and it’s not too crazy. We strongly suggest buying tickets prior to ensure you don’t miss out.

Is there a refund policy?
Sorry, no refunds although you can give your ticket/s to your friend/s or change your day.

Do I need to print the tickets.
Yes, highly recommended. But, you can also use the eventbrite app and / or show us your ticket on your mobile phone at entry.

Tasting, Not Drinking!
Our events are not for getting drunk, rather think of our events as a tasting. We want you to experience as many different Gin styles on offer and although we are not going to tell you how much you can drink, creating a safe, welcoming and non-intimidating event environment is what we’re all about. Any inappropriate behaviour, of an intoxicated nature or not, that is dangerous to yourself and or others, is just not acceptable and we reserve the right to take appropriate action and have you removed from the venue. That said, let's have some fun!

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