The gin industry is booming in South Australia. The number of medals awarded to local gins at the Tasting Australia 2021 Spirit Awards presented by Master Cask was staggering – demonstrating that our state produces some of the best gin in the world.
This year, the festival program features an array of gin-based experiences and to make it easy for you, we’ve complied our top picks in the guide below. Get together with the other gin lovers in your life and embark on a tour of South Australian gin at Tasting Australia in 2022.
Friday 29 April | $160 | Fleurieu Peninsula
A hands-on masterclass to help you make the perfect martini. Whether you prefer wet or dry, twist, olive or onion, Never Never Distilling Co will take you on a flavour journey pairing different martini styles with a range of Never Never gins distilled with premium South Australian produce.
Saturday 30 April | $90 | Adelaide Hills
The crew at Ambleside Distillers will take you on a tour of their abundant gardens as you learn about their distilling process – all with a gin in hand. Ambleside’s head distillers will talk you through their sustainability practices and explain how the botanicals in your gin are grown, sourced and picked.
Saturday 30 April | $75 | Adelaide
Ready to take a flight? Paloma Bar and Pantry is off on a gin-based journey. Explore three Australian gins using primarily olive-forward flavours at this event to be hosted by the distillers and brand ambassadors behind each tipple.
Sunday 1 May | $150 | Adelaide
Spend an immersive two hours travelling into the mind of award-winning master flavourist Rose Kentish, discovering the art and science at the heart of distilling and Full Circle’s gin collection. You’ll taste and create on each step of the flavour journey.
Wednesday 4 May | $59 | Adelaide
A bespoke gin cocktail-making class hosted by the team from Next Door Cocktail Bar and Prohibition Liquor Co. You’ll be guided through the process of making two signature Prohibition gin cocktails.
Thursday 5 May | $99 | Adelaide
This five-course dinner will see gin make its way into every dish on the menu. Join as Madame Hanoi embraces this South Australian specialty spirit with an array of gin-infused French-Vietnamese flavour.
Multiple dates | $135 | Adelaide
South Australian spirits and seafood? Yes please! Enjoy craft gin by Prohibition Liquor Co, and the state’s freshest catch as prepared by the team from Sprout. You’ll reconsider everything you thought you knew about gin and seafood.
Saturday 7 May | $110 | Adelaide
The talented team behind the Adelaide Hills’ Ambleside Distillers will teach guests how to choose a base gin, mixer and garnish based on the different flavour profiles of each gin in this Town Square Masterclass.