Gin & Joy: Hobart’s Esplanade to Host 40 Craft Distillers for the Ultimate 2024 Celebration!

Get ready for an exciting gin-filled extravaganza at the Hobart Esplanade in 2024! Your ticket grants you unlimited Gin samples (sensibly of course), tonic, soda water, and a cool tote bag, along with the opportunity to chat with 40 Aussie craft distillers and purchase their unique bottles.

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.

Explore the diverse world of Australian gins with distillers from all states presenting their signature creations infused with native botanicals and locally-sourced ingredients. From classics to contemporary and flavored gins, it’s a juniper celebration not to be missed. Join us for a day of flavor, discovery, and good company in 2024!

Tasting Sessions

FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

5.30pm – 8.30pm

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER

12.00pm – 3.00pm
4.00pm – 7.00pm

Unleash a Citrus Delight in this Finger Lime Gin Masterclass!

Get ready to tantalise your taste buds and elevate your gin game with our Finger Lime Extravaganza at our upcoming gin masterclass! Delve into the vibrant world of finger limes, infusing your gin experience with an exotic burst of citrus like never before.

Led by expert distiller and co-founder of The Gin Boutique Glenn McPhee, this immersive session promises an unforgettable journey through the nuances of finger limes, complemented by tastings of three more gins from the same producer. Prepare to be amazed as you explore the unique flavours and aromas of each gin, from the classic to the unconventional, in an interactive and informative setting that’s perfect for both enthusiasts and novices alike. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your palate and discover the endless possibilities of gin at this Finger Lime Extravaganza!

Finger Lime Gin Masterclass – Saturday 26 October, 11am-12pm.
$110 per person, includes festival entry. Book here now.

The Little Things Distillery big masterclass!

Cocktail & Gins

Join us for an exclusive experience with the Little Things Gin Distillery Masterclass where you’ll embark on a journey of discovery through the art of gin-making. Immerse yourself in a world of botanicals, flavours, and craftsmanship as you explore the intricacies of gin production, enjoy a curated tasting of unique gins, craft your personalised cocktail, and stand a chance to win a bottle of gin for you to take home! Long Rays Tonic will be provided to complement your tasting experience.

Head distiller Tom Martin will be there to delight with a guided tasting of three handcrafted gins, each distinct in flavour profile and character. Unleash your creativity as you participate in a hands-on cocktail-making workshop. With guidance from Tom, you’ll have the opportunity to craft your personalised gin cocktail, tailored to your taste preferences.

Don’t miss this opportunity to indulge in the finer things in life at The Little Things Gin Distillery Masterclass. Reserve your spot now for an unforgettable experience of gin appreciation and craftsmanship. Cheers to the little things that make life extraordinary!

The Little Things Masterclass – Saturday 26 October, 3pm-4pm.
$110 per person, includes festival entry. Book here now.

Tasting session tickets include:

  • Long Rays Tonic & Soda Water

  • Ice, Water & Tasting Cup
  • 30 Distillers to meet

  • 200+ Gins to taste
  • Tote bags for your purchases

  • 3 Hour Tasting Session

Responsible Service of Alcohol practices will be observed. Enquiries: hello@ginevents.com.au

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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 tolerated 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.