Gin Sea Voyage Captained by the Makers
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Set sail with stalwarts of the local spirits scene in an afternoon of sensory exploration.
Captaining the voyage: Never Never founder Sean Baxter, Applewood owner Brendan Carter and Ounce Gin distiller David Danby – all hosted by one of Adelaide’s biggest gin fans, Hains & Co’s Marcus Motteram. You’ll gather on the outdoor deck of Hains, where the makers will offer a truly immersive experience from each of their labels and give you insights which will give you a deep appreciation of their craft. These premium gins will be matched with the right tonics, you’ll get to experiment with garnishes, while sampling divine gin-inspired canapés. These gins are award-winning and you’ll get to appreciate why. The past 5 years have witnessed an explosion of local gins onto the South Australian landscape. “When we opened Hains 5 years ago, I never expected that we would have such world-class gin makers at our doorstep, these guys have been recognised internationally… It is such a supportive industry, we all wanted to come together and share stories…”. says Motteram. Guests inspired by their tasting experience, can also go to the source: each distiller represented at the Gin Sea Voyage has a cellar door. You’ll find Never Never — winner of the world’s best classic gin at the 2019 World Gin Awards — at their brand new cellar door in McLaren Vale. Imperial Measures, maker of Ounce Gin, a stone’s throw away in Thebarton. Head for the Adelaide Hills to visit Applewood, which is based at Gumeracha.