Count down Australia 100 best gins of the past year — and drink them.
December 17, 2021
UPDATE, February 16, 2022: Ginuary has changed venues and will now take place at Covent Garden rather than X Cargo. This article has been updated to reflect that change.
UPDATE, January 18, 2022: Ginuary has moved from January 30 to February 27 due to Brisbane's current COVID-19 situation. This article has been updated to reflect that change.
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. And, that isn't changing in 2022, with the venue once again hosting one of its big gin-fuelled events: Ginuary.
As always, we recommend that you arrive thirsty on Sunday, February 27. The shindig will go gin crazy as always, and involve eight gin degustation stations in a gin alley. There'll also be multiple gin bars, plus canapes.
Also, you have options ticket-wise. A silver pass starts from $39 and will get you access to the gin stations — and their tastings — as well as those roaming bites to eat. Or, go gold from $145 to get four hours of unlimited drinks, spanning 30 Australian gins from 2020's Hottest 100 Gins countdown.
There's also a platinum option from $179 that throws in gin masterclasses, too, and a VIP area.
Whichever ticket you go for, you'll still get to enjoy Covent Garden's Hottest 100 Gins countdown for 2021, running through the best Australian and New Zealand tipples,. You can vote online in advance, then revel in the results live on the day.
Top image: Atlanta Bell.