There are $10 Tapas Gift vouchers available with three Palooza Sessions: Saturday 1pm; Sunday 12.30pm and Sunday 4pm. This surprise gift finishes on Sunday 18th.
GIN & TAPAS FESTIVAL
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT THE SYDNEY GIN PALOOZA?
Fun and festivities with friends. Choose from as many of the 200 gins you can responsibly handle, chat to the distillers about how they make their gin and how is it best served and buy a bottle or two to take home. Also three New Zealand gin companies are joining in – so have a go at comparing them with their Aussie cousins. Pick up a $5 OR $10 Tapas and enjoy your heart away!
The Universal meaning of Palooza is Fun-Filled festival of Gin. True! You all know that GIN is now the IN drink and that the variations of the G&T or Gin cocktail are endless. We recognise that the craft gin distillers need a lovely, large ‘home’ to show you their new releases, their Christmas releases and their award-winners. So we have hired the Paddington Town Hall for a few days and invited 40 distillers to bring their gin into Sydney to share with you. And of course the hunger bug will bite so we have invited four of Sydney’s top Tapas makers to join us.
Come on Sydney, pick your session!
GIN & TAPAS @ THE PALOOZA. Get your tickets Sydney!
- VIP Gold Value Packages
- Presentation Dinner Thursday 21 November.
- Five Meet the Gin Maker tasting sessions
- Four master classes
THE VIP GOLD VALUE PACKAGE includes one seat at the Presentation Dinner on 21 November in the Grand Dining Room at the Paddington Town Hall; One seat at your choice of any master class; Entry into the Palooza following the class plus a bottle of Gold Medal Gin to be picked up at the Palooza. Packages value Giniversity and Karu $455 Cost $375 per person. Bill Lark Value $500 Cost $420. Limited number of packages available.
Only 12 VIP packages available. Book @ https://bit.ly/2V9MLBr
THE PRESENTATION DINNER: G&T and canapés will be served on arrival followed by a three course dinner accompanied by the six trophy gins and sponsored by StrangeLove Premium Tonic. MUMM Champagne will be served to all guests as a celebration toast to the trophy winners. Mother’s Ruin will be performing a gin-filled theatrical cabaret act to entertain guests. Tickets cost $185 per person. link here for the video.
FIVE ‘MEET THE MAKER’ TASTING SESSIONS: It’s the GIN Season – Pick your session Sydney.
There are plenty of excellent tickets remaining for all sessions.
- 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 Australian and New Zealand gin tastings from over 200 craft gins with ample ice, citrus pieces and StrangeLove premium tonic. You can purchase bottles directly from any Distiller at the Palooza.
GIN & TAPAS: Tasty gourmet Tapas sliders and mini food baskets including vegan and vegetarian options, dessert tapas and more. Food not included in the ticket however Schibello Coffee Nero Nitro and a full range of coffees are complimentary.
4 x 90 minute master classes:
(The next Palooza session is included)
- 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.
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.
Love a good High tea? Well you can Join Nick and Ally the KARU Distillers and their High G&Tea party but first hear about 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.
StrangeLove premium tonic waters and canapés will add to the 90 minute classes.