This year marks the 10th Anniversary of World Gin Day on Saturday 9 June, and here’s your comprehensive guide to SA’s best local gins to get you in the mood!

Adelaide’s first city based distillery, Red Hen Gin, create a delicious combination of native botanicals with a traditional London dry style. With a distinct earthy tone of cassia blended with soft citrus and Juniper notes, classic tonic is the best way to treat yourself to this craft gin.

Prohibition Liquor Co. takes inspiration from the underground 1920’s Prohibition era producing small batch craft gin. Their award-winning signature Prohibition Gin is smooth with vanilla and lavender notes, refreshingly infused with citrus, herbs and elegant florals.

Motivated by our indigenous ancestors and native Australian ingredients, Applewood Distillery produces a fresh and fruity craft gin. Their Applewood Gin is tart with a variety of citrus notes boasting finger lime as well as dessert lime, combined with an assortment of unique Australian native botanicals, makes this one gin not for the faint hearted. The distillery have recently launched their latest limited edition creation, Applewood Pear Gin!

Nestled in the Adelaide Hills, Ambleside Distillers makes a picturesque stop to visit their tasting room. Specialising in three gins curated from local produce and developed by each family member, you’ll experience citrus, jalapeno and native floral infused gins.

Settlers Artisan Spirits have just released their Settlers Shiraz Gin which is the first in our state made from shiraz wine. From the award winning McLaren Vale vineyards, wine and gin enthusiasts alike are sure to be pleased with this hearty combination.

Named the world’s best gin in 2017, 78 Degrees Gin by Adelaide Hills Distillery offers fresh grape based flavours infused with 12 botanicals to create this premium savoury gin. Spicy undertones and sharp aromas make this craft gin the perfect match to a quality tonic.

Celebrate #WorldGinDay with @adelaidehillsdistillery. Wherever you are we have you covered with plenty of great gin to make sure your glass is never empty – come find something to do tomorrow near you! SA Gin & Tapas Pairing – @bartorinoadl WGD17 Gin Garden – @nexusarts Feature Gin – @thehowlingowlcafe | @hwyhotel The @hainsco Gin Garden The Ozzie Negroni – @thehenryaustin VIC World Gin Day Masterclass w/Sacha La Forgia – @badfrankiebar WA World (BEL)gin Day w/Marc Huber – @belgianbeercafewa Italo Aperitivo + Musica Party – @latenightvalentine QLD World Gin day Adelaide Hills Distillery Showcase feat. Capi​ w/Sam Shelton – @theendbar NSW AHD Navy Strength G+Ts & Cocktails – @thehivebar Negroni Week – @bulletinplacesydney See you there!

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While in the scenic hills, make sure to drop by the Stirling Hotel Gin Club where you can experience premium gins from a range of our local companies including Adelaide Hills Distillery, Prohibition Liquor Co., Applewood Distillery and Imperial Measures Distilling.

What’s on

This weekend, gin enthusiasts are in for a treat (and possible hangover) with Glen Ewin Estate’s Gin Fest. A full day of celebrating local and interstate gin distillers with live entertainment and of course, delicious food!

With free gin tasting all day at Prohibition Liquor Co., you have the chance to meet the people behind some of our beloved gin distilleries. No need for the inaugural gin crawl.

The Howling Owl has pulled out all stops for their very own Flight Club offering different events to give your taste buds the best day of their life. Experience the intimate Never Never Distilling Co Lounge for triple distilled, Kangaroo Island Spirits Gin Flight pairing awarding winning gin with tempting Kangaroo Island treats, and save some room for dessert with the Gin & Chocolate Experience with Steven ter Horst.

However and with whoever you choose to celebrate this momentous occasion, make sure to mark this Saturday 9 June on your calendar!