Gindulgence Auckland 2020 was a huge success!
Thank you to everyone who came!
The Gindulgence Festival has been running in Wellington and Christchurch for the past two years and we are thrilled to announce the launch in Auckland!!
Gindulgence will feature a line-up of some of New Zealand’s most innovative and inspiring small-batch gin producers, check out the list below! We will also have international craft gins, gin tastings, live gin discussions, a range of Aucklands favourite food truck vendors as well as live music throughout the day.
- FESTIVAL ENTRY
- FESTIVAL G&T GLASS TO KEEP
- FREE 5ML GIN TASTINGS
- GIN MASTER CLASSES
- LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
- A FESTIVAL PROGRAM
All of our gin producers will have a signature G&T available for purchase by the glass along with other
gin based drinks and cocktails.
Meet the makers and attend gin, cocktail and tonic masterclasses in the on-site Gin Theatre.
Bottles will be available for purchase, so you can take home a bottle or two of your favourites!
Food will be available for purchase from some of Auckland’s favourite food vendors.
Curious by nature, Curiosity brings you gins with unique personality and a New Zealand flavour that stands out from the crowd. Made in small batches, whole botanicals are steeped in the base spirit for 24 hours before re-distilling, through ‘Yoyo’ the copper pot still, creating 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 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!
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Pondering early rock n’ roll, we thought a few rudimentary instruments working together sound great – let’s work with the basics, get some robust tones going, then turn up the volume. This stripped back approach is how we created Victor Gin. Juniper, lemon, lemongrass, cardamon & coriander – all delicious flavour tones, uniquely decipherable, that hum together with nowhere to hide.
Indiginous Gin is the passionate adventure of good mates Simon Wilson & Chris Charteris. After 2 years experimenting and scheming, we have established our distillery on the site of the original Tuatara Brewery in the Reikorangi Valley, on the Kapiti Coast. We focus on creating gin which delights those who drink it by delivering a smoothness and clarity of flavour that says quite simply and honestly, ’THIS IS REALLY GOOD GIN”.
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.
All drinks for consumption at the festival must be purchased using Gin Dollars ($GD) stored on your festival wristband.
Visit the AWOP top-up kiosk on entry or anytime during the festival and load money onto your wristband.
Use your wristband to purchase from vendors. It is the only form of payment that will be accepted for drinks.
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.
Learn about how our craft gins are produced and other interesting information from our masterclass speakers:
- BLUSH GIN
- INDIGINOUS GIN
- 1919 DISTILLING
- DANCING SANDS
- LITTLE BIDDY