Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you'll know that the local booze scene is busier than ever right now. And this Saturday, Thornbury's Out of Sundaland will showcase five of our finest drops as part of a gin-matched lunch degustation for World Gin Day. The all-Aussie gin lineup will reveal some of the country's most exciting forays into botanical booze, including Brookie's Rainforest Gin out of Byron Bay, the hot-ticket Bloody Shiraz Gin from Healesville's Four Pillars (who are also hosting World Gin Day festivities), Adelaide Hills' Green Ant Gin, Brunswick newcomers Patient Wolf and Byron\'s colour-changing, pea flower-tinted Ink Gin.
Each of the five courses will be carefully matched to a signature cocktail crafted around one of these homegrown heroes; the drinks will be served deconstructed to give you a chance to sample the gin solo first. True to form, the restaurant will be revving up tastebuds with punchy, produce-led Aus-Asian plates to work alongside the likes of a Salty Gin cocktail from the bar. Food will set you back $60, with an extra $50 for the matched gins.
If this sounds like your ultimate Saturday arvo sitch, there are still a few tickets left — snap them up here.