On Saturday 23rd November 2019, Australian gin lovers, distillers, bars and retailers are coming together to celebrate the gin industry and the wonderful people within it. Australian Gin Day aims to both encourage gin aficionados and those who are new to the spirit to get involved by enjoying some Australian-made gin at home or at a local gin bar, and by discovering their local distilleries and gins.
Just 10 years ago only a handful of distilleries were producing gin in Australia. The boom in popularity in recent years has seen this number surge to over 150 distilleries listed in the Australian Gin Day directory, with multiple new distilleries opening every month.
So whether you are a seasoned gin drinker or still waiting to try your first G&T, why don't you get involved? The day is all about enjoyment, and ideas include hosting your own gin tasting at home with friends and family, visiting your nearest gin bar or cocktail bar to try Australian gins and gin cocktails, and sharing photos of your celebrations and favourite gins using the hashtag #australianginday.
To help you be part of the day, the Australian Gin Day website (www.ausginday.com) features comprehensive guides as well as printable gin tasting placemats, and a Garnish Guide to help you find the ideal accompaniment for a huge range of Australian gins.