Christmas Gin Palooza 2020
The festival will bring 200 craft gins from around the country together for two days of masterclasses and tastings.
Australia's undying love of gin is set to be front-and-centre this December when the Christmas edition of the Sydney Gin Palooza returns. Hosted by the Australian Gin Distillers Association and headed to the International Convention Centre for the first time in 2020, the two-day festival will bring 41 craft gin distillers from around the country under one roof between Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5.
Apart from gin tastings, punters will also have the chance to chat directly with the makers. Stallholders will be hawking over 200 gins, including Never Never, Distillery Botanica, Manly Spirits and Barossa Distilling Co, with many of them showing off their limited-edition Christmas gins. You can try your favourite gin(s) in a G&T, then head over to the gin shop, where you can purchase bottles for takeaway.
Tickets cost $60, with three three-hour tasting sessions to choose from: 5.30pm on Friday, or 1pm and 5.30pm on Saturday. If you're short on time, or money, there's also a two-hour $40 session running from 2–4pm on Friday.
With COVID-19 very much still a part of Sydney life, expect the Gin Palooza to run a little differently to normal, with limited capacities social-distancing.
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