Once, not that long ago, Brisbane had never played host to a gin festival. Now, that's definitely no longer the case. They seem to pop up rather frequently, alongside plenty of other regular gin-focused nights, gatherings and parties. We do have several bars solely focused on gin in this city of ours, after all.
They all have one thing in common, of course: oh-so-many juniper spirits. And another: oh-so-many G&Ts. That's exactly what's on the menu at Pig 'n' Whistle Brunswick Street's gin-fuelled addition to the fold, aka its returning Ginfused Festival.
Taking place from 1–6pm on Saturday, March 27, this patch of the Valley will become a gin mecca — complete with plenty of artisanal gins, a heap of cheese and charcuterie to help soak up the botanical booze, cocktail masterclasses and live music. Distilleries including Brookie's, Winston Quinn, Four Pillars, Australian Distilling Co and more will be slinging drinks, and entry is free.
You can also purchase a $40 or $45 package in advance, because there are multiple options for attending this fest. A $40 ticket can either include five drink tokens — or access to a masterclass, gin tastings and a cocktail. For $45, you'll nab two beverage tokens and a charcuterie plate to share.
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