World Gin Day Brisbane 2017 | masterclasses, tastings & entertainment
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Listen up gin lovers of Brisbane! The day we can all express our love & devotion for the spirit known as “adult vodka” is almost here again. Yes, it’s World Gin Day!


Starting at 11.30am on Saturday 10 June, Dutch Courage will be backing up last year’s huge event with an even bigger celebration! World Gin Day 2016 was our biggest day of the year with a non-stop procession of gin lovers coming to Dutch to learn something new. We welcome experienced gin drinkers as well as those starting their juniper journey. We’ve listened to your feedback and added even more to this year’s line-up so you can satisfy your curiosity, explore new gins and have a great time.



Featuring five masterclasses, live entertainment, all day specials & massive giveaways – does a whole bottle of gin every hour whet your appetite?! – what more could a gin lover want? With experts from Martin Millers, Fever Tree, Botanist, Jinzu, Tanqueray, Kangaroo Island Spirits and even Brisbane’s very own Humpybong Distillery on hand to answer every gin nerd’s questions, it’s a pilgrimage where everybody ends up in heaven!



Masterclass Times


11.30am – The history of gin w/ Kangaroo Island Spirits (Jon Lark)
1.00pm – Enjoying food & gin together w/ Jinzu (Jaime Fleming)
2.30pm- Making gin cocktails w/ Botanist & Gin Mare (Mark Hickey)
4.00pm – Pairing tonic to your favourite gin w/ Fever Tree (Glenn Morgan)
5.30pm – Sensory spices & basket distillation w/ Martin Millers (Amy Grieg)
* session topics & times subject to change


Last year, masterclass tickets sold out within days so the only way to avoid gin tears is to get in early with an all sessions pass. This allows you to come and go as you please through the afternoon, guaranteed seating for all sessions and automatic entry into the five prize draws for five bottles of Tanqueray.




What’s included in the ticket?

An all sessions pass includes entry into all five masterclasses, which will include tastings of gin, gin cocktails and food. Automatic entry into the five prize draws (must be present when winner announced).

A three sessions pass includes access to the three masterclasses commencing at 2.30pm.

A three sessions plus dinner pass includes access to the three masterclasses commencing at 2.30pm plus our five course chef’s selection banquet dinner commencing at your preferred time after 7pm.

Can I come on the day without a ticket?

Walk-in patrons are permitted into the main bar area downstairs to enjoy the entertainment & special offers. Normal food & drink service from the full menu is available from 12 noon. Tickets to the masterclasses on the day will be available for $15 on a session by session basis, if tickets have not sold out prior. Last year all sessions sold out prior to the day.


How long does each masterclass run for?

Each session runs for between 30 and 60 minutes. There will be at least half an hour in between sessions to relax downstairs, drink some water, upload selfies or attend to other serious matters.

How should I get there?

We strongly advise not driving to this event if you plan on sampling the delights on offer. However you can park across the road at the Valley Metro car park all day for $6 by following the instructions here. The best option is to arrive by train or bus. The Fortitude Valley train station is two minutes walk and the Brunswick St Mall is only five minutes walk away.

Are children allowed?

Minors will not be permitted to attend the masterclass sessions however they will be permitted in the main bar area downstairs in the company of a parent or guardian prior to 9pm.

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets are available via the link below or by contacting us on or +617 3852-4838.

World Gin Day 2017

Dutch Courage
51 Alfred St, Fortitude Valley
Sat 10 June, 11.30am



Masterclasses from 11.30am
Gin specials from 11.30am
Prize draws from 12.30pm
Live entertainment from 6.30pm


All sessions pass $55
Last three sessions pass $40
Last three sessions & dinner banquet $75