By Stefanie Collins, editor b&c
Since the announcement earlier this year that the Gin Foundry was teaming up with The Gin Queen, Caroline Childerley, to bring Junipalooza to Australia, interest has been high.
The iconic London-based celebration of all things gin and juniper, will be hitting Melbourne in October, and a incredible number of distillers from all over Australia and the world have been keen to join the inaugural event.
Announcing the final line-up, Childerley says both she and the Gin Foundry team are very excited.
“After months of anticipation we are delighted to announce our final line-up, with a staggering 26 distillers joining us at the Meat Market in October,” she says. “All of them as are excited as we are, particularly at the opportunity to meet other distillers as well as hosting gin lovers all weekend.”
Gin Foundry editor Olivier Ward says that they are looking forward to announcing more aspects of the festival soon.
“We are thrilled at the response from distillers and that Junipalooza will be a true celebration of both international gin as well as the many fantastic Australian craft producers,” he says. “We are looking forward to announcing our masterclasses and further partners soon.”
Junipalooza Melbourne line-up:
Four Pillars (VIC), West Winds (WA), Bass & Flinders (VIC), Animus Distillery (VIC), Melbourne Gin Co (VIC), Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery (WA), Young Henry's (NSW), Poor Tom's (NSW), Distillery Botanica (NSW), Botanic Australis (QLD), Archie Rose (NSW), 78 Degrees (SA), Hurdle Creek (VIC), Prohibition Liquor (SA), Lark Distillery (TAS), Shene Estate (TAS), William McHenry (TAS), Sud Polaire (TAS)
Rogue Society Gin (NZ), Broken Heart Gin (NZ), Santamania (SPAIN), Jensens (UK), Dodds (UK), Pinkster (UK), Makar (SCO), Pickerings (SCO)