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Gin Fest 2018 - Glen Ewin Estate

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What is your favourite gin
While traditionally not a popular drink in most recent years, gin is celebrating resurgence in popularity. Predominantly created from juniper berries, gin was very popular in the late 17th and early 18th centuries in England as it was relatively cheap in comparison to other liquors and was therefore popular amongst the poor.

The 18th century saw gin become more refined and softer, sweeter styles were developed but lost popularity after some years. Gin again saw a resurgence as part of mixed drinks such as gin and tonic and martinis and became very popular during the prohibition era.

Recent years have seen gin rise in popularity in Australia with many small distilleries entering the market and developing flavour profiles distinct in their region. For those who have become enthusiastic gin lovers, Glen Ewin Estate is hosting Gin Fest 2018 on Saturday 9 June 2018 from 11 am to 6 pm when you will be able to come and explore a world of gin.

In celebration of World Gin Day, the best local and interstate artisan gin distillers will come together at the Estate located on 43 Lower Hermitage Road, Houghton, where you will be able to meet them and taste their products.

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Amongst others, artisan distillers such as Imperial Measures Distilling, Pot & Still, Prohibition Liquor Co and Applewood Distillery will be present the best they have to offer. Food and beverages will be available to purchase, including delicious Gin Cocktails.

Entry to the Gin Fest is $20 per adult and can be booked online. There are also optional extras on offer with Masterclasses being available with Applewood – Native Australian Ingredients (2 pm), Prohibition Liquor – Shaken or Stirred (3 pm) and 23rd Street Distillery – 3 Classic Gin Cocktails You Have Never Tried (4 pm). These are hands-on presentations with a theme. Tickets for Masterclasses are $25 per person and do not include Gin Fest entry. Get in quick, as these are selling fast.

If you foresee that this event could mean you may not want to drive home, The Gin Bus hosted by Des' Mini Bus, will be providing return transport from the Adelaide CBD for $20. The bus will depart at 10.30 am from the corner of Currie and Peel Streets (eastern side of CBD) and will return at approximately 6.30 pm. Bookings for the bus can be made online and you are requested to arrive at the departure point 15 minutes prior to departure time.

This event is strictly 18 years and over. As this is a licensed venue, no food or beverage is able to be brought into the Estate.
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Why? Explore the World of Gin
When: Saturday 9 June 2018
Phone: 8380 5657
Where: Glen Ewin Estate, 43 Lower Hermitage Road, Houghton
Cost: $20 entry, $25 masterclasses
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