Gin Palooza Is Back (Hallelujah Amen) – The Plus Ones Sydney

Once the beverage of choice of Grannies and unwed Aunts, gin has been re-embraced by the public. Big time.

If you’re a fellow gin lover, rejoice. From 21 – 24 November Gin Palooza returns to Sydney’s majestic Paddington Town Hall for a four day celebration of the wonderful world of gin.

The Festival brings together 39 of Australia and New Zealand’s leading craft gin distillers, offering patrons a plethora of world class masterclasses and morning and afternoon sessions: featuring over 200 gins, bottomless tastings of fresh botanicals, inspiring meet the makers sessions, illuminating masterclasses with cutting-edge craft gin producers and a gourmet tapas banquet.

Participating distillers include: Giniversity, Never Never, Ambleside, Ironbark Distillery, Brisbane Distillery, Four Pillars Gin, Karu, Broken Heart spirits, and The National Gin Company.

Enter the refreshing realm of elite craft distillers at one of the Festival’s spectacular masterclasses which include: Bill Lark Masterclass (22 Nov), an informative history lesson and hands on gin tasting extravaganza with Australia’s godfather of modern craft distilling; Giniversity Master Class (23 Nov), refine your botanical blending prowess and invigorate your taste buds as you craft your very own gourmet infusion; and Karu Distillers Master Class (24 Nov), explore the eclectic taste profiles of the mighty juniper berry before treating yourself to premium cocktails and luxurious gin tinged chocolate at the High G&Tea Party.

As responsible drinking adults, we know better than to drink on an empty stomach. Luckily, the Festival will have a sumptuous selection of mouth-watering offerings. Swing by the gourmet tapas bar, refresh your palate with a Schibello Coffee espresso martini, and hydrate with one of the Strange Love Premium Tonics.

The season kicks off in style with the Gin Awards Presentation Dinner (21 Nov) which will include six coveted trophy gins served with an expertly matched three-course meal. To top it all off guests will be treated to a welcome G&T, celebration champagne and a gin-infused cabaret performance from Mother’s Ruin.

The Sydney Gin Palooza is sponsored by smoothfm, Mainfreight, StrangeLove Premium Tonic, Signwave, Sabre Digital, Schibello Coffee, Tomkins Glassware and The Gin Boutique.


When: Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th November 2019
Friday, November 22 – 5:30PM
Saturday, November 23 – 1:00PM & 5:00PM
Sunday, November 24 – 12:30PM & 4:00PM

Where: Paddington Town Hall

Tickets: Packages start from $70.00

Website: List of distillers, bookings and further ticket info available at: