Canberra 2021 was OUR BIGGEST GIN FESTIVAL YET you rock, Canberrans! We are back at NCCC for ‘take two’ in December 2022. More Gin, more distillers, and a sprinkle of Christmas cheer for good measure. Long Rays Tonic mixers and Schibello Coffee will also be back! Get ready to rock!

National Convention Center, Canberra

Tasting Sessions


4.00pm – 7.00pm


12.00pm – 3.00pm
4.00pm – 7.00pm


11.00am – 2.00pm
3.00pm – 6.00pm


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Will you come and Palooza with us?

CANBERRA – we are coming your way again with the CHRISTMAS GIN PALOOZA in December 2022. The Xmas Palooza in 2021 was the MOST POPULAR GIN PALOOZA EVER! (according to our Distillers). You dressed up, you went nuts and you bought a truck load of gins for Christmas. You showed the rest of Australia how to party and have a good time in a Covid Safe way. We are back for more gin and more Christmas fun this year! Same venue but with more distillers. Get in early because tickets won’t last long!

Your ticket includes your choice of G&Ts, a tote bag and your crystal glass to keep. Purchase your favourite gins to take home and share over the festive season or restock your personal collection. Whether you like a dry gin or something a bit fruitier, you’re sure to find a winner (or a few)!

Unexpected Guest Masterclass


11.00am – 12.00pm


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“At Unexpected Guest Distillery we infuse every function of our operation with one mantra; every bottle of gin is an unforgettable party. And we bring this mantra to our masterclasses.” Distillers and Unexpected Guest founders, Jane Owen & Jamie Maslen, will be your fountains of knowledge throughout this masterclass. They will give you the know-how on making drinks that you can replicate at home. They will teach you to make delicious cocktails that are fun, easy-going and use accessible ingredients.

“We still have a few twists and a trick up our sleeve so expect the unexpected. You’ll be leaving our masterclass with skills to whip out at your next dinner party.”

Your masterclass ticket includes a light snack prepared by our catering partner, as well as general entry into the 12.00pm – 3.00pm tasting session. One lucky attendee will go home with a gin prize at the end of the class!

Tasting session tickets include:

  • Tasting glass to keep

  • Tote bags to fill up with Gin
  • 55 Distillers to meet
  • 300+ Gins to taste
  • Long Rays Tonic and soda water

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