19th & 20th SEPTEMBER
Following a Covid.19 enforced postponement, we're pleased to say that Junipalooza is heading back to Tobacco Dock in September.
The festival is a tribute to Gin, made by people who love it, starring people who make it and filled to the brim with curious minds proffering empty glasses.
They don’t stay empty for long – each guest is given their very own keepsake tasting glass to take around the show. There will be over 70 different distillers sharing well over a hundred different gins between them and you’ll be able to stop by whichever ones take your fancy and try their gins both neat and with tonic.
Junipalooza, now in its seventh year, is a meet the maker festival.
Either the distiller or brand owner has to be there in person – we want you to be able to meet the people that put everything they have into the gins they make. We want you to be able to see their passion with your own eyes and gain some real context about the world of Gin
We’re breaking with tradition ever so slightly this year to host the festival a week before World Gin Day, but we’re still taking up a whole lot of room in the vaults to give you plenty of room to roam around. As ever, there’ll be several full brand takeovers of a handful of rooms, so you can get hands on and creative, and there’ll be several street food stalls so you can keep yourself in tip top tasting shape.
Your ticket entitles you to sample any gin you’d like to try, as well as as dozens of tonics, with around a dozen of the exhibitors mixer companies ken for you to taste their full ranges.
Junipalooza is a great chance to hear the stories, dreams and ideas that have gone into each drop of liquid being being served. We have a strict owner or maker policy at the show, so this is a very unique opportunity to meet the makers behind craft gins from around the world, with distillers (and drinkers) from all corners flying over to join in the festivities.
You’ll also have the opportunity to buy directly from some of the makers, or for convenience to do it all in one go, via Gin Kiosk. They'll be running a click and collect set-up, so you can buy as you go and collect at the end, which will stop you missing out on sell out gins but also save your arms a workout!
This will be Junipalooza’s sixth year and we’re so excited by it. We grow every year, not just in size but in our ability to understand what it is you want from the show.
We’ve got some stellar food options available, we’re making sure you’re going to be well watered and you’ll be presented with more opportunities for mixing your gin than you ever thought possible.
Tickets will sell out and are not available on the door, don't miss out!
Meet TheSE GINSMITHS
Gin Kiosk SHOP
All the gins presented at the show will be made available via Gin Kiosk, who will also have bundle deals and added value packs for those looking to pick up more than just one bottle...
Once the full list is confirmed, we will post the deals here so that you can plan ahead.
TRADE DAY MONDAY
Your ticket entitles you to sample whichever gins you’d like to try (responsibly) from any of the stands - at no further cost. While all samples are made available either neat or with a splash of tonic, we, along with the distillers behind the stands reserve the right to refuse service if we consider it inappropriate to do so, in accordance with responsible drinking guidelines.
Your ticket gives you access to the Newcomers Zone (you can sample away at no further cost in there too) but the experiential zones are lead by the brands, some of whom may require a separate booking to participate (which will be clearly advertised ahead of the show).
There is no cloak room.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You must be over the age of 18 to enter Junipalooza. Tobacco Dock security operates a challenge 25 policy on the door and will need to see either a drivers licence or passport if ID is requested.
We do allow adults who have bought tickets to bring their children (under the age of 5) along, as long as there are two adults per child. As it is a gin show, please be aware there will be nothing to cater to children. It is all about gin. Please also be aware that we cannot accept any form of underage drinking whatsoever - even if it is the parent giving a seemingly innocent "sip, try, test" to their own child. Anyone seen doing this will be asked to leave immediately.
I can’t attend any longer – can I get a refund? We understand this can happen and in principal, this is fine and we will issue a refund (just email us via the Eventbrite system). However, please note that we only accept and process refunds submitted before 17th August 2020. After this point, all tickets are non refundable, no matter the reason given, no matter the cause, the quantity ordered (or needed) or the unforeseen nature or circumstance for needing to cancel.
Please note that although the sessions close at 15.00 & 20.00 on the Saturday, and at 16.00 on the Sunday, samples from producers and the sale of cocktails will stop 15 minutes prior to the end of each session. This is to allow for enough time to finish your drinks comfortably, and to give enough time for those looking to buy any bottles off the producers or the Kiosk to do so, before we have to ask everyone to make their way home.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Tobacco Dock is located at the junction of Wapping Lane and Pennington Street, E1.
The nearest Overground station is Wapping - no more than 5 minute walk from the venue.
We strongly recommend not driving to the venue, as it is a drinks festival, there is however a Pay and Display carpark opposite.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Curious minds and water are always welcome! We strongly encourage responsible drinking so there will be plenty of freely available water at each stand. If you would like to bring your own bottle, that's also fine.
Eating is strongly advised! Tobacco Dock offer some catering options that will be open throughout the event, but we'd also advise you to eat a hearty meal before going. Please note that unfortunately, Tobacco Dock do not allow guests to bring in food to the event.
We do not allow anyone to bring in their own gin / alcohol.
We do not allow people to bring their own tonics (there are loads of different brands at the show, there is no need!)
We do not allow anyone to bring their own glassware.
We will not have a cloak room and will not be able to store bags or coats.