ADELAIDE GIN FESTIVAL 2024

Masterclasses

GREAT OCEAN ROAD MASTERCLASS
Saturday 22 June, 11am – 12pm

RED HEN MASTERCLASS
Sunday 23 June, 10am – 11am

Pre Event Tasting Session
with Aidan Shaw

Unlock the full potential of your festival experience with our exclusive Pre-Event Masterclass, designed to transform you from a curious novice to a confident gin connoisseur.

With World Gin Day just around the corner, we would like to extend to you this exclusive opportunity, with the aim to provide additional information about the process of making a world class gin right here in Adelaide.

Feeling overwhelmed by the vast array of gins? Fear not! Led by Threefold Distillery’s acclaimed Master Distiller, Aidan Shaw, this immersive session will equip you with the knowledge to navigate the festival with unparalleled expertise.

This pre-event masterclass offers a guided exploration of four unique gins. Uncover the secrets behind botanical profiles, understand the significance of alcohol percentages, and learn to identify the subtle nuances of Classic, Sloe, London Dry, Barrel-Aged, and Flavoured gins.

PRE EVENT Threefold Distilling – Thursday 6 June, 6pm. $40 per person. Threefold Distilling
524 Anzac Highway, Glenelg East, SA 5045
Book here now.
Festival entry not included

GREAT OCEAN ROAD Masterclass
with Distiller Kristin McKie

Embark on a journey of taste and discovery with the Great Ocean Road Gin Masterclass, now coming to Adelaide! Proudly the first gin created along the stunning Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Road Gin is more than a spirit – it’s a celebration of the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Taking pride in sourcing local botanicals from the bountiful indigenous backyard we call home. Many of the botanicals are handpicked from the expansive landscapes that define the Great Ocean Road, ensuring a truly authentic and unique flavour profile.

Join us in Adelaide as we bring the spirit of the Great Ocean Road to life through an immersive and unforgettable gin masterclass experience hosted by Kristin McKie and brought to you by Long Rays Tonics.

Win a bottle of Great Ocean Road gin valued at $80!

GREAT OCEAN ROAD Masterclass – Saturday 22 June, 11am-12pm.  $110 includes the following 3 hour tasting session. Book here now.

RED HEN Masterclass

with Anthony Vallelonga

Red Hen Spirits is a family-owned distillery located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. Founded by the Vallelonga brothers, Michael, Daniel, Anthony, and their lifelong friend Luke Page, their story began with a simple goal – to create a spirit that would bring loved ones together. Inspired by their grandfathers’ passion for winemaking, they set out to honour the strong family connections that were formed through that. With a focus on using the finest ingredients and traditional botanicals.

At Red Hen Spirits they believe that the art of distillation is about more than just creating a product, it’s about creating a connection. That’s why they are dedicated to producing spirits that are not only delicious but also evoke a sense of family, heritage, and tradition.

In this Masterclass Anthony will entertain and enlighten you on the story behind the brand and what it takes to make award winning small batch gins while you enjoy tastings of their Classic Dry, ‘The Sicilian’ Olive Twig Gin, Ultra Violet Gin and ‘Ruby Tuesday’ Strawberry Gin matched with Long Rays mixers.

You could win a bottle of gin to take home!

RED HEN SPIRITS Masterclass : 10am – 11am Sunday 23 June.
$110 includes the following 3 hour tasting session. Book here now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your ticket grants you entry to the tasting session specified on your ticket and includes a tote bag for take-home purchases. All distillers will be running tastings throughout the session, which is included in your ticket price.

There is no limit to the amount of gins you can sample however we highly suggest that you pace yourself over the 3 hour session. The distillers will pour a small sample of gin into your tasting glass and you can either add your own Long Rays mixer or sample it neat. There will also be a spittoon at each stand should you wish to mouth sample only.

Drunken and abusive behaviour will not be tollerated and at our discretion anyone deemed to be intoxicated will be escorted from the venue.

If you have lost or are having trouble finding your ticket, go to Eventbrite and login with your email address and password. You will be able to resend your ticket/s to your email address or print them out from your account. Please contact hello@ginevents.com.au if you are still having issues.

Yes, you can give your ticket to whoever you like. There is no need to change the name on the ticket. You will not be refused entry if you are not the person named on the ticket however they will still be required to check in with the ticket.

All attendees must be 18 years or older and must have a ticket for the event.

Your ticket will include the start time and duration of your tasting session. This information is also available on Eventbrite. If you are late, you will not be allowed to stay for the following session. Please note that final samples will be served 15 minutes prior to the end of the session to give you time to finish your drinks, finalise your purchases, and make your way to the exit.

Yes! You may buy bottles of gin from the distillers to enjoy at home.

Coffee, water, tonic and soda are included in the ticket and will be available during the tasting sessions.

Card is preferred for purchases at the event, and some of our events are completely cashless. All distillers and food vendors will accept EFTPOS payments.

Yes, our events are wheelchair accessible. Events taking place in multi-level buildings will have lifts available if needed.

Given that this is a licensed event, we do recommend utilising public transport to get to the venue and to get home. Some venues will have parking available. Please check the websites of our venue partners for further details, availability and cost.

Refunds are only issued if you request a refund 30 days prior to the event or if the event is cancelled. If you can no longer attend, you may give or sell your ticket to another person. Tickets are fully transferable for the same session on the scheduled day. To request a refund go to your Eventbrite accounts dashboard to request a refund.