Count down Australia 100 best gins of the past year — and drink them.
January 06, 2020
All day, every day that it's open, West End's Covent Garden is firmly in the gin game. Gin and tonics, gin cocktails, gin shots — if you like your alcoholic beverages made from juniper spirits, that's what you'll find here. That remains true from 11am on Saturday, January 25; however the Boundary Street joint is going a little more gin crazy than usual on that date. It's calling the celebration Ginuary, and we recommend that you arrive thirsty.
Revamping the event since 2019, this year's shindig will involve four gin degustation stations — slinging tipples from Ink Gin, Four Pillars Gin, Brookie's Gin and Fever Tree. There'll also be ten different types of canapes served between 12–4pm, with all of the above setting gin-lovers back $39.
Plus, you can either keep buying gin drinks as you go, or you can opt for a $149 ticket. The latter will get you four hours of unlimited drinks, spanning more than 100 Australian gins — served as 30ml serves with mixer or on the rocks — as well as tap beers, house wines, soft drinks and juices.
Highlighting how huge the past year was in the gin world, Covent Garden is compiling a hottest 100 of Australian and New Zealand gins for the occasion, too, complete with a countdown on the day. You can vote online in advance, then hear the results live on the day.