Our favourite day of the year
It might not be a nationally recognised holiday just yet, but we are still planning to celebrate Australian Gin Day by supporting some of the best local distilleries around the country.
So what is it? Back in 2019, a few gin lovers from The Gin Guide decided to coordinate an annual celebration of Australia’s brilliant assortment of distillers, distilleries and gins. It might be in its infancy, but Australian Gin Day has already seen some wonderful results, with more and more people spreading the word and enjoyment of Aussie gin.
In previous years, more than 100 distilleries, liquor stores, gin bloggers and more put on events for the special day. One of them even whipped up an Australian Gin Day doughnut! With NSW and VIC opening up just in time for the 2021 iteration, we’re so excited to see people get out to support their favourite distilleries around the country.
All the gin-formation you need
We highly recommend checking out the official website (ausginday.com) because there is so much detailed information that can help you take your gin appreciation to the next level. You can find some hidden gems in your home state, learn which distilleries offer tours or have on-site gin bars for tastings and cocktails, and there’s even a free gin tasting mat you can download to help you feel like a pro during a tasting session.
Australian Gin Day might be all about the spirit itself, but we can’t forget about the humble garnish. And the folks at Australian Gin Day have put together a spectacular Australian Gin Garnish Guide. Not content to simply list all the fantastic native garnishes that are grown Down Under, the guide has been created in such a way that you will find the perfect accompaniment to almost 70 Aussie gins.
Got a bottle of Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin? Pair it with orange. What about a drop of Clair de Lune from Buffalo Vale Distillery? A cucumber or lime will do the trick. And for Hobart No.4 – one of our subscriber bottles from 2020? A garnish of lemon or mint is highly recommended.
We want to hear from you!
Doing something special for Australian Gin Day 2021? Make sure you reach out through our socials or tag us in a post – let’s make this the best day of the year with a local gin in our hands.
Visit ausginday.com for more information about Australian Gin Day.
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