Ginuary Festival 2022 Makes Big Move To Fortitude Valley

West End’s popular gin bar and restaurant Covent Garden is bringing its annual Ginuary Festival to Fortitude Valley for its biggest event yet, where the Top 100 Aussie gins will take the spotlight to celebrate the accomplishments of the craft gin distilling industry in Australia. 

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Covent Garden has teamed up with Long Rays and other Australian distillers to bring the event to X-Cargo in Fortitude Valley, a venue ten times larger than its existing location in West End.

Covent Garden West End
Photo credit: Covent Garden West End/Facebook
WhereX-Cargo, Fortitude Valley
When30 January 2022 (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m)

From over 400 nominees, Covent Garden will only name the top 100 gins this year. Voting is still up for your favourite gins, so better hurry up and vote for your picks! 

Photo credit: XCARGO/Facebook

Last year’s top choice was Ink Gin, a premium gin by Tumbulgum-based boutique distillery Husk Distillers. Other top contenders were Bundaberg’s Kalki Moon and Grandad Jack’s 65 Miles. 

Aside from featuring the most popular gins of the year, Ginuary Festival 2022 will feature a gin alley lined with eight degustation stations where you can taste gin for free or buy limited edition ones.

A special Brookie’s cocktail bar will also be featured, whilst those who want to take the experience to the next level can buy VIP tickets which include masterclasses, cocktail classes, and more. 

Ginuary Festival 2022
Photo credit: Covent Garden

You can head to Covent Garden’s website to find out more about the upcoming festival, including ticket prices.