When it comes to spirits, do you have clear priorities? Is your go-to drink the fruity tipple that has made many a glass of tonic taste great? Can you taste the difference between Tanqueray and Hendricks? Is sipping gin all day your preferred way to spend a weekend?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then you'd best mark June 2 in your calendar. Because there's a special date for everything, that's when Dutch Courage Officers' Mess is celebrating World Gin Day, albeit a week earlier than everyone else. Still, you'd better believe that the venue has put together a day-long gin festival, aptly called Gin Mania, to commemorate the occasion.
That's what you'd expect from a bar that has more than 120 gins on its menu, but they really are getting into the spirit of the event. From gin tastings to special cocktails to meet-and-greets with gin distillers, all things juniper are on the bill. There'll also be live entertainment and DJs, food to line your stomach and a dedicated upstairs cocktail lounge. Tickets cost $15, with the fun running from 11.30am till 5.30pm, and the doors opening to the public afterwards.