Event to distill spirit of Valley

LOCAL distillers will be out in force promoting their labels and the region at January’s gin festival, known as Gin-uary. To be held on January 14 and 15 at Princes Wharf 1 on Hobart’s Waterfront, the event which is in its seventh year, will cater for larger crowds due to growing popularity.

Organiser Nicole Fisher said the Gin-uary Hobart started from humble beginnings but had grown year on year, a testament to the love of local gin. “Gin-uary was created to celebrate Tasmania’s booming gin industry, where we are celebrated across Australia and the world for our high-quality, locally-made product,” Ms Fisher said.

“This year we have a record number of distillers taking part and gin lovers will be able to taste more than 100 incredible and varying gins. “Gin-uary gives Tasmanian distillers national exposure and offers local and interstate consumers the opportunity to sample a huge variety of well-known, as well as brand new and exclusive, Tasmanian gins.

“Gin-uary is designed to provide an enlightening experience which showcases the passion and the spirit of the distilleries. Each year, our audience has grown despite a very tough climate for events, so we are thrilled to now move to a larger venue for our biggest year ever.

“Gin-uary 2023 will be open to more than 2000 people across three four-hour sessions, held over two days. Attendees will have the chance to meet more than 35 local and regional distillers from across Tasmania and taste their gins.”

Among the locals attending are Lawrenny, the Old Kempton Distillery, the New Norfolk Distillery and Derwent Distillery.

For more information: https://ginuaryhobart.com.au/