Junipalooza is a festival dedicated to our favourite juniper-based spirit: gin. It started out in London and made its way over to Melbourne in 2016.
Expect dozens of gins from 50 Australian and international distillers, including Four Pillars, Archie Rose, Never Never, Naught, Fossey's and Brogan's Way. Part of the festival’s schtick is that either the distiller or brand owner has to be there in person to pour and share stories.
This year’s Junipalooza also debuts the Newcomers zone, featuring six distilleries under six months old: Mischief Brewing, Burning Berries, Saintlier Distillery, Tan Lines Distillery, Green Street Distillery and Itinerant Spirits.
Stop by whichever stands you like (with your keepsake glass) for gin tastings – neat or with tonic – and to meet the makers. All of the gins are stocked at an on-site shop so you can easily take your favourites home.