SYDNEY GIN FESTIVAL 2024

Masterclasses

HICKSON HOUSE MASTERCLASS
Friday 15 November – 5pm – 5.30pm
PAPA SALT MASTERCLASS
Saturday 16 November – 5pm – 5.30pm
PUSS & MEW MASTERCLASS
Saturday 16 November – 12pm – 1pm

Hickson House Cocktail Masterclass

Ignite Your Inner Mixologist with Hickson House Gin Masterclass – The Ultimate Festival Warm-Up!

Led by Hickson House’s Coco Dasent, this intimate session unlocks the secrets of this captivating spirit and equips you with the perfect skills to dominate the upcoming festival.

Unveiling the Essence of Gin: Demystify the production process, explore the key botanicals, and learn what truly defines a quality gin.

Hickson House’s Story: Discover the rich heritage and passion behind this award-winning distillery.

A Guided Tasting: Embark on a sensory adventure as you explore a selection of Hickson House’s finest gins. Learn to identify distinct flavour profiles and appreciate the artistry behind each creation.

Become a Cocktail Crafting Connoisseur: Take your gin knowledge to the next level with a short, hands-on cocktail making class. Learn to create a signature Hickson House cocktail, perfect for impressing your friends at the festival (or just enjoying at home!).

The Perfect Festival Primer: Get insider tips and recommendations to navigate the vast offerings at the [Name of Gin Festival]. Our experts will equip you with the knowledge to make informed choices and discover your new favourite gin.

5pm – 5:30pm Friday 15 November 2024.
$110 includes the following 3 hour festival session.

Papa Salt Guided Tasting

Dive into the World of Papa Salt Gin:
An Exclusive 30-Minute Masterclass with Hamish McDonald!

Experience the essence of Papa Salt Gin like never before with our exclusive 30-minute masterclass, hosted by the esteemed distiller Hamish McDonald. A unique opportunity to delve into the secrets of Papa Salt Gin in the heart of the gin aficionado’s paradise whilst sampling a matched snack with Long Rays mixers.

What’s Included:

  • Engage with Distiller Hamish McDonald for insider insights
  • Discover the fascinating story behind Papa Salt Gin’s creation
  • Sample exquisite flavours during a guided tasting session
  • Access to exclusive festival perks and you could win a bottle of gin valued at $85!

Limited spaces available! Don’t miss your chance to enrich your gin knowledge and savor the distinctive character of Papa Salt Gin. Join us at the Sydney Gin Festival for an unforgettable masterclass experience!

5:00pm – 5:30pm – Saturday 16 November 2024.
$110 includes the following 3 hour festival session.

Puss & Mew Distillery Masterclass

Owners and distillers Brett and Deb are inspired by history, community and adventure. Puss & Mew celebrates Australian ingredients, the larrikin spirit of Australian beverage makers, and family.

The one hour class will feature the Honey Coconut, Spiced Turkish Delight and Signature Puss & Mew Dry Gins with Long Rays mixers. A three pack prize will be won by a lucky attendee.

If you are ready to tantalise your taste buds, expand your knowledge, and unlock the secrets behind the finest gin flavours, where we unveil the art of drinking and tasting gin like never before then this is for you! Step into an intimate setting, surrounded by fellow enthusiasts and the distillers who will guide you through a captivating experience. Learn about the intricate process of distillation, the botanical blends that create their signature gins, and the fascinating stories behind each sip.

Headphones are supplied for perfect sound quality.

12pm – 1pm Saturday 16 November 2024.
$120 includes the following 3 hour festival session.

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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.