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28th & 29th MARCH 2020

Christchurch

ILAM HOMESTEAD - 12-6PM - 28th & 29th MARCH 2020

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WRISTBANDS

All drinks for consumption at the festival must be purchased using Gin Dollars ($GD) stored on your festival wristband.

TOP UP

Visit the AWOP top-up kiosk on entry or anytime during the festival and load money onto your wristband.

ENJOY

Use your wristband to purchase from vendors.  It is the only form of payment that will be accepted for drinks.

REFUND

On your way out, stop by the kiosk again to refund any cash left on your wristband.  You can also get your refund online at awop.co.nz/refunds within 30 days.

GIN EXHIBITORS

CURIOSITY GIN

Curiosity Gin has a unique personality and a flavour that makes it stand out from the crowd. Made in small batches, we use whole botanicals steeped in the base spirit for 24 hours before re-distilling, through our copper pot still "Yoyo", to create a true hand distilled aromatic gin.

HI I.Q. LIQUOR MERCHANTS

Many liquor industry people roll their eyes when the phrase "best in the world" is rolled out, so often it is heard, so seldom proven. Hi I.Q. Liquor Merchants goes to great length to source the very best products and make them available to you, including Edinburgh, Fleischmanns and King Robert II.

BUREAUCRATS GIN

Bureaucrats Gin is an innovative gin distillery located in Wellington NZ where two Wellington bureaucrats distill small batch, hand crafted original gins.  Will you prefer their Coconut, Lime and Lemongrass Gin? Or maybe their Spiced Cinnamon Gin is the one for you? Whichever you choose, you’re sure to adore their Black Doris Plum Gin, it's a world first!

JUNO GIN

Aotearoa’s goddess of gin. Juno Gin features fresh locally sourced botanicals, pure Taranaki mountain water and distilling artistry that has caught the notice of awards panels all over the globe. To complement their signature Extra Fine gin, Juno release a new gin each quarter that captures the unique abundance and essence of that season. From the rich narrative behind each gin to its gorgeous iconic black bottle and award-winning taste, expect the divine.

BLUSH GIN

Blush is here to tickle your taste buds! Let our Rhubarb Gin or our latest Boysenberry take you on a flavour adventure. And YES our legendary Gin Slushies will be back and better than ever. Drink Local, Be Social #BlushGinNZ

DANCING SANDS

Dancing Sands Distillery starts from the most stunning place on the planet, Golden Bay New Zealand.  We are New Zealand’s most awarded distillery crafting our simply stunning gin range from the classic Dry Gin and Sun-Kissed gins to the adventurous Wasabi-Strength and Chocolate gins.  There is something for everyone.

LITTLE BIDDY

Created in honour of Reefton legend Little Biddy, a pipe-smoking, gin-toting, 4 foot tall goldminer. Our search for native botanicals takes us deep into the same West Coast rainforest where Biddy once fossicked for gold, to craft a uniquely New Zealand gin with a pioneer’s attitude.

1919 DISTILLING

Winner of the Alcohol Category in the recent Artisan Awards, we wanted to bring back the charm and charisma of the 1900s while creating an honest gin that kiwis could celebrate as their own. With a commitment to keeping things local, 1919 Distilling uses a 600L still that was custom built in New Zealand, source botanicals from small artisan suppliers some of which include Otago cherries and Raw Manuka Honey from the Bay of Islands.

DENZIEN URBAN DISTILLERY

When city people want a city gin to call their own they take matters into their own hands and go on a mission to build an artisan distillery. Fanatical in the pursuit of no-compromise craft gin, we distil rain water with native botanicals in a gorgeous hand-made copper still right in the heart of Wellington. We make brazen city gins.

SUNDOWN GIN

Putting a premium twist on the premix world. A traditional dry gin made in the sunny Bay of Plenty from natural botanicals with a kiwi twist of Kawakawa and Horopito. New Zealand made, 100% natural, preservative free, low in sugar.

GIN GIN BAR

A cosy, intimate bar serving gins, cocktails, beer, wines & appetising bar snacks.  92 Victoria Street is your gin escape into a native paradise.

THE LAST WORD 

An intimate and beautiful whisky and cocktail lounge situated in the historic New Regent Street in the heart of Christchurch. Offering is a hand-picked selection of around 250 fine whiskies, gins and a range of cocktails, craft beer and boutique wines.

LONG CLOUD WINES AND SPIRITS

Christchurch based boutique specialists, Long Cloud have carefully compiled a diverse portfolio of exciting brands that appeal to the kiwi gin drinker and their ever-growing appetite for something new and unique.

Brands that deliver great quality, flavour and have great stories to tell.

Shannon and her team are excited to showcase UK craft brands Chase, Warner’s and Rock Rose as well as Australian Hemp Gin at Gindulgence 2020.

ENTERTAINMENT

COME BACK SOON FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AWESOME LOCAL  ACTS WHO WILL BE ENTERTAINING YOU AS YOU ENJOY YOUR GIN!

MASTERCLASSES

CURIOSITY GIN

HI I.Q. LIQUOR MERCHANTS

1919 DISTILLING

DANCING SANDS

LITTLE BIDDY

FAQ's

I have purchased tickets for the wrong day. What should I do?

If you have purchased a ticket for the wrong day please email glen@morales.co.nz

Will seating be provided?

Feel free to bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on while you enjoy your gin cocktails.  Some seating will be provided.

Where can I park?

Please park in the UCSA Car Park, across the road from the Ilam Homestead.

The Ilam Homestead Carpark is for Mobility parking and drop-off only.

 

Can I bring my own food?

Sorry to say, but no. We have a great selection of food providers on the day and most dietary requirements will be catered for. See each location's individual page for the providers on the day!

I don't drink gin/alcohol. Will there be alternative beverages?

Yes! In Wellington we have free water stations, and each exhibitor will also have water available. All of the food retailers will have non-alcoholic beverages available as well.  In Christchurch there will be wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages available from the bar inside the Ilam Homestead.  Fever Tree will have a tonic stand at both festivals with their range of tonics for sampling and purchasing.

Can I bring my fur baby?

Sorry, fur babies of all descriptions (except service dogs) will need to stay at home that day.

Can I bring the kids along?

Both Christchurch and Wellington are R18.  No children please, it's an adult-only event.

I have bought a bottle of my favourite gin. How do I take it home?

We have secure storage for your retail purchases.  These bottles will be kept safe until you collect them (see the map on your programme).  When you have made a purchase your bottle will be placed into a bag and you will be given a ticket to present on your way out.  They are not to be opened on site.