Gindulgence-GRAPHIC-19th---20th-JAN

FESTIVAL DETAILS - WELLINGTON

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GIN EXHIBITORS

More exhibitors are signing up as we speak.
Expect your favourite NZ gins!

 

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.

HIDDEN WORLD 
The Hidden World brand is about the story of the explorer’s journey to distant and hidden worlds in search of unique and flavoursome botanicals. This is reflected in the company's philosophy, “We believe that Gin is a journey with so much variety and it is a journey that we are devoted to taking New Zealand and the rest of the world on."
JUNO GIN 
New Zealand’s goddess of Gin. Juno is a hand-selected, harmonious blend of pure mountain water and the finest botanicals and spices. Crafted in Aotearoa.
BLUSH GIN 
Blush Gin, a premium product without the snobbery, we are here to have a little fun. Let the juniper and rhubarb dance on your taste buds. Our vision for Blush is simple – we want to change the perception of Gin away from the mother’s ruin to something that is lively, pleasant and can be enjoyed over ice.
DANCING SANDS
Dancing Sands Distillery in Golden Bay, is home to the award winning range of Sacred Spring Gins. In 2016, husband and wife team Ben and Sarah Bonoma shut the cellar doors for 6 months and developed their international quality recipes and processes. Since then they have crafted their Dry Gin, Barrel Aged Gin, Saffron Gin and the limited release Chocolate Gin.

LIGHTHOUSE GIN 

Inspired by the spectacular Cape Palliser Lighthouse on the southernmost tip of the North Island of New Zealand, each bottle of Lighthouse Gin contains a unique blend of botanicals, including fresh zest from New Zealand Navel oranges and Yen Ben lemons. We handcraft our gin with water that travels from high in the Rimutaka Ranges, filtering down to a spring beside the breathtaking Wharekauhau Country Estate in Palliser Bay.

 

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.

 

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 Edinborough, Fleischmanns and King Robert II.

 

1919 DISTILLING

We don’t believe in taking short cuts. We believe in quality over quantity. This is why you won’t find us buying NGS or whey alcohol like the other guys. Instead you will find us putting the late nights and the hard yards. We are proud to say every bottle of our gin has been fermented, distilled and bottled by us!

 

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.

 

WILD DIAMOND

The botanicals in Wild Diamond spirits are selected for their quality and character from around the world, or harvested locally. Certified organic botanicals are chosen whenever they are available. As is always the case with plants, they are seasonal and their flavour is subject to seasonal changes. We do our best to bring you the best. Local botanicals are mindfully hand harvested, and foraged from the wild surrounds of Wanaka, New Zealand.

 

BUREAUCRATS GIN

The Bureaucrat was released in August 2018. It is a distillation of ten carefully selected botanicals. Delivering the traditional juniper and coriander followed by an audacious hit of heady cinnamon, finishing with delicate yet complex nutty profiles and undertones of aniseed and sweetness. It is a complex beast, bold and unique, a gin full of character.

 

FOOD

A selection of Wellington's favourite food vendors coming your way!

 

The Hungry Monkey is a family owned and operated food truck.  Our offerings include traditional Malaysian street food and delicious meals spun into the modern age.  All our meals are diary free except ice-cream.  The menu includes Lamb/Beef Rendang with Roti and Turmeric Rice, Banana Fritters, Bao Burgers, and Curly Potato.

 

We are a handmade noodle and dumpling truck operating in various locations around Wellington, New Zealand.  We wanted to bring tasty, imaginative Asian food - with a sense of edge - to the food truck scene.  Inspired by the amazing night food markets across Asia, we decided to bring these delicious tastes to the flourishing foodie movement in Wellington.  We will be serving you all your dumpling and noodle dreams.
(Sunday Only)
Chiwi Catering specialise in tapas and big pan paella dishes.  Their menu includes Seasoned Wedges, Pulled Pork Croqueta, Cheese Empanadas, Crispy Calamari and Spanish Churros.

ENTERTAINMENT

Local entertainers will add to the vibe.

MASTERCLASSES

CURIOSITY GIN

Gin, Glorious Gin!

 

HIDDEN WORLD

Gin is the New IPA

 

DANCING SANDS

Run a Distillation with Dancing Sands

 

LITTLE BIDDY

How a Town Raised a Distillery

 

HI I.Q. LIQUOR MERCHANTS

The Art of the Bramble

 

DENZIEN URBAN DISTILLERY

The Urban Gin Story

 

More to come, watch this space!