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The Sydney Gin Festival 2023

Some of the most exciting players in Australia's craft gin game are descending upon Sydney for two days of tastings.
By Andrew Zuccala and Ben Hansen
June 05, 2023
By Andrew Zuccala and Ben Hansen
June 05, 2023

Diehard gin lovers, gather round — the Sydney Gin Festival is back. Across Friday, July 21–Saturday, July 22, 55 of Australia's biggest names in the craft gin distillery world will transform the WINX Stand at Royal Randwick into a gin-sipping fiesta.

Each will be serving up its own suite of signature tipples, so expect plenty of local creations infused with native botanicals and locally sourced fruits. Purists can also get their hands on classic dry gins, but hey, you've come to the festival to discover something new — why not challenge your juniper-loving pallet a little?

Don't miss the likes of relative newcomers Hickson House, Ester Spirits, Prohibition Liquor, Farmers Wife, Three Cuts, LongRays, Great Ocean Road Gin, Newy Distillery and Billson's.

Magpie Distilling's Geoff Drummond will also be in attendance, leading a masterclass on gin-making and the art of the G&T, accompanied by a cheeseboard to snack on as your soak in his knowledge.

There are four sessions running across the two days. Tickets to each three-hour session will set you back $70, which includes a tote bag, a tasting glass and all of your gin samples.

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