World Gin Day 2017

World Gin Day 2017 – a day to meet fellow ginthusiasts

We are getting close to an important day for every gin connoisseur: World Gin Day 2017. This is the day to find a local gin event to learn about- and enjoy gin, and meet other ginthusiasts.

 

When is Word Gin Day 2017

World Gin Day always falls on the second Saturday of June. This year, it means June 10.

World Gin Day was first celebrated in 2009. The blogger Neil Houston, known as YetAnotherGin, was the one who took the initiative. Today, when World Gin Day is happening for the ninth time, Emma Stokes from GinMonkey is carrying the torch.

 

What to do on World Gin Day 2017

World Gin Day is your chance to join a local gin event. Depending on the location, you might find stands with both local and international gin producers. Local bars and vendors are often also taking part in these events.

“The idea is simple: get people together all around the world with a legitimate excuse to drink some gin, whether it’s in a cocktail, G&T or straight.”

Most places, a number of gin tastings is included in the entrance fee. There are lectures being held, some are free, others you have to pay for.

 

Where is the closest World Gin Day 2017 event

It turns out that, despite the fact that there are a lot of local events going on all over the world, it’s not easy to find information online. Below I have gathered some links from the countries with most readers of this blog. For a more complete list, visit worldginday.com and ginfelstival.com (UK events only).

To find out what is going on, follow the #WorldGinDay hashtag on Twitter.

Australia

Let the Gin Begin, Melbourne
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Junipaloozam, Melbourne
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Denmark

World Gin Day Festival, Odense
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England

House Party at Beefeater, London
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Junipalooza, London
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Fever-Tree Ultimate G&T Bar, London
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Picture: Fewer Tree

Gin Festival, Newcastle
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There is a lot more going on in the UK. See worldginday.com and ginfelstival.com.

 

Germany

World Gin Day at Kapitel 21, Berlin
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Hanse Spirit Gin Festival, Hamburg
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Norway

Oslo Gin Festival, Oslo
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Read my blog post from last year’s event: Oslo Gin Festival 2016.

Scotland

Scottish Juniper Festival, Edinburgh
More information

World Gin Day
Picture: Worldginday.com

 

Want to know more about gin and cocktails?

These blog post should cover the basics.

10 things you did not know about gin

The history of gin – From mother’s ruin to barrel-aging

What is Tonic water? – The history and the facts

What is vermouth?

How to make a dry martini – All you need to know

Dukes Hotel – Mekka for cocktail lovers

 

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