The Tastiest Tickets in Town!

Ticket Options

• 3½ Hour Tasting Sessions $70

• Masterclass Tickets $110

Venue Location

The Cloud

89 Quay Street,
Auckland, Queens


3 to choose from: Karu Gin from inland NSW, Elsewhere Gin hosted by small batch premium gin experts Mark and Zoë plus the internationally awarded Prohibition spirits company are featuring this year – See details below.

Featured Distillers

An exciting mix of 50 Aussie and Kiwi Distillers will be showcasing hundreds of new and exciting craft gins. See Distillery discoveries and familiar faces below.

What’s Included?

• All gin samples are included over the 3½ hour tasting session.

• Complimentary Long Rays mixers for your Gin samples.

• Bottles available for purchase.

• Complimentary Tote Bags.

• Free Tasting Glass.

• Food is available for purchase with 4 Food Truck options.

Session Times

Friday 31 January 2025

5.00pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 1 February 2025

11.00am – 2.30pm

4.00pm – 7.30pm

Sunday 2 February 2025

12.00pm – 3.30pm

*This is an over 18s event (+18).


$115 per ticket which includes the following 3 hour tasting session.


$115 per ticket which includes the following 3 hour tasting session.

Launched in 2018 by husband and wife team Nick and Ally, Karu Distillery’s focus has always been to create quality spirits that highlight the science and art of the distillation process.

Saturday 1 February, 10am – 11am

Join Elsewhere for an exclusive masterclass led by Mark and Zoë, crafting premium gin in very small batches. Elsewhere offers a unique, personal connection to each label, making their gin a standout choice.

Saturday 1 February, 3pm – 4pm

Head Distiller Hugh Lumsden will lead you on Masterclass in flavour profiles featuring exotic combinations of traditional ingredients from across the globe as well as a range of locally sourced Australian native botanicals.

Sunday 2 February, 11am – 12pm

Distillery Discoveries & Familiar Faces

Featuring a distillery discovery and one of our familiar faces at the Auckland Gin Festival next year.

Distillery Discovery

Blush Gin

Blush Gin

New Zealand’s Blush Gin is serious about making quality spirits, all of their products are triple distilled and crafted by hand. From the flavour to the bottling and labeling every detail has had attention paid to it. There is something to be said for being locally made by people that care. Premium product without the snobbery, Blush are here to have a little fun!

Lots of factors lead Blush towards the balanced product that they have nurtured and become proud of. Just sweet enough to be beautiful, Smooth enough to be enjoyed on the rocks and enough alcohol content to make it a proper drink. Support your local, it tastes good!

Familiar Faces

Prohibition Liquor Co.

Prohibition Liquor Co.

Welcome back to the familiar faces of Prohibition Liquor Co. With the introduction of prohibition in the 1920s, a shadowy, underground industry was born. Gin was the liquor of choice, Produced by clandestine bootleggers. One hundred years later, their spirit lives on at Prohibition Liquor Co.

It’s never too early to get festive with their Christmas Gin 2023: a delightfully bright & decadent expression of our most festive spirit. Lashings of figs from the Adelaide Hills are elevated with cherries & late-harvest Chardonnay grapes.

Let the fun beGIN!

Your ticket grants you unlimited Gin samples (sensibly of course), tasting glass, tonic, soda water, and a cool tote bag, along with the opportunity to chat with Kiwi and Aussie craft distillers and purchase their bottles for take home.

Food trucks will be on hand to complement your G&T experience, while Long Rays mixers are proud sponsors of the event, ensuring your drinks are top-notch.

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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 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.

Some people change their mind and cancel their refund request so all refund requests are actioned approximately five weeks prior to the festival date.