Seven hours. Eighteen distilleries. Over thirty different gins. Twenty-eight degrees. Gin-uary Hobart was a fairly epic day.
With the number of Tasmanian gin distilleries pushing 30, it’s a wonder there hasn’t been a gin festival this far Down Under before now (Melbourne gets two)! Luckily a clever cookie called Courtney called it: Tasmanians like their gin, and they really really like it when all the gin is in one place. Especially if that gin is surrounded by pretty trees, tasty tacos, and gin-infused sourdough donuts.
Plus a cocktail bar. Which is an exceptional thing to have on a 28-degree day.
Live musicians and cocktail demonstrations rounded out the day between nibbles and nips of gin, and it was a true tasty Tasmanian showcase of brilliantly talented producers. Well done to all involved!
Forty Spotted / Sud Polaire / Abel Gin Co. / Hobart No. 4 / The Splendid Gin / Hellfire Bluff / Knocklofty / Ironhouse / Lawrenny Estate / Dasher + Fisher / Mchenry Distillery / Hartshorn Distillery / Embezzler Gin / Apothecary Gin / 7k Distillery / Adams Distillery / Strait Gin / Charles Oates
Forty Spotted Gin stall (shameless plug)
Korean braised beef taco / Taco Taco
Fig, gin + vanilla custard & gin + lime curd donuts / Lady Hester