First off, you might reasonably ask why it’s called Junipalooza. Throw ‘Juni’ - an abbreviation of gin’s signature botanical - and ‘Palooza’, otherwise known as ‘party, celebration or festival’ together and you’ll arrive here, at London’s dedicated gin carnival, where 35 distillers from across the world come together for an unadulterated celebration of this much-loved spirit in all its glory.
Since launching back in 2013, Junipalooza has come to establish itself as the place for gin-lovers to get up close and personal with the spirit, mingling with both established and brand new ginsmiths alike to swill experimental cocktails and classic G&Ts in one of east London’s most stunning event spaces.
This year’s festival is held to coincide with World Gin Day (Saturday 11th June) and will focus on showcasing an exciting range of international and homegrown brands in an accessible, friendly setting. Junipalooza will also feature four food stalls to soak up all that booze, a gin shop and a cocktail bar, as well as a dedicated Tonic Water stand so you can mix and match before settling on your perfect G&T serve.
Junipalooza 2016 will be held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June from the Tobacco Docks, Wapping Lane, E1W 2SF.