What to do on World Gin Day 2018 outside the UK

While the UK is the birthplace and epicentre of the World Gin Day 2018 celebrations, there are participants getting involved right across the world.

We’ve found some of the best events around the world that are well worth a look at if you’re a gin lover.

What to do on World Gin Day 2018 in Europe (outside the UK):

Boheme celebrates World Gin Day

  • 9-11 June – Chalidon 26-28, Chania, Crete
  • 7pm-late
  • To celebrate World Gin Day, Boheme will host three special cocktails for the three days allotted to celebrating the event. In addition, there’ll be a big party on Sunday 10 June hosted by Beefeater gin. Then, on Monday 11 June, gin expert Spyros Patsialos from Athens, will be in Boheme for a masterclass and tasting session

The Latin Quarter Gin Village

  • 7-10 June – 22 High St, Galway, Ireland
  • 1pm-4pm
  • Galway’s famous Latin Quarter is welcoming members of the public and gin experts down to its gin festival. Both Irish and International gin and tonic brands will be exhibiting. Guests will meet the makers of their favourite gins and enjoy samples. There will also be food stands serving gin infused sweets treats. Plus, a live DJ will provide entertainment
  • Tickets must be purchased at the entrance

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GinGin for World Gin Day 2018 at Kyrö Distillery

  • 9 June – Oltermannintie 6, 61500, Isokyrö, Finland
  • 4pm-late, gin distillery guided tour starts 6.30pm
  • To celebrate World Gin Day Kyrö Distillery is throwing open its doors to the public. Visitors can go on a guided tour of the distillery and enjoy a flight of three small gins from Kyrö Distillery’s range for 15€

More. Gin. More. Steam.

  • 9 June – Olavinkatu 1, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • 4pm-4.30am
  • Visit one of the quirkiest bars in the world for World Gin Day as Steam Hellsinki serves up special cocktails from Kyro and a menu of over 150 international gins. There is also live music
  • Free entry until 9pm, then 3€ on the door

World Gin Day 2018 at The Bär

  • 9 June – Thebäerstraße 10, 50823 Köln, Germany
  • 4pm-late
  • Special events all day long, and all G&Ts and gin cocktails are 20% off

Gin It Yourself – DIY G&Ts

  • 8 June – 3 Rue Baour Lormian, 31000 Toulouse, France
  • 4pm-late
  • Make your own personalised G&T by choosing your base gin, your tonic, and then your own personal garnish

What to do on World Gin Day 2018 in Africa:

World Gin Day Party

  • 9 June – 7 Hopkins Street, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa
  • 7pm-late
  • Attend a party at the Hope On Hopkins distillery. Get in touch via the website for your place on the guest list

World Gin Day Canaries

  • 5-10 June – Parque de Santa Catalina, 35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
  • Various times
  • A sextet of incredible gin themed talks and workshops from gin of the United Kingdom in literature to Homage to the gin of Holland, there’s plenty on offer

What to do on World Gin Day 2018 in Asia:

Colombo Gin Hop

  • 9 June – Across Colombo
  • All day
  • Colombo Seven Gin and Wineworld.LK have teamed up to spread the love of gin around Sri Lanka. The team has a bus which will be driving around Colombo all day to distribute Gin Jello shots. The bus will stop at Galle Face Hotel, Ferns, Park Street Trattoria and Botanik. Each venue will play host to a cocktail and G&T bar, as well as a talk about gin


  • 9-10 June – Japan, 〒140-0002 Tokyo, Shinagawa, Higashishinagawa, 2 Chome−1
  • 1pm-late
  • A special gin festival highlighting the best gins from Japan and around the world. The festival will include tastings, seminars and workshops, and of course, a bar and bottle shop

Gin Journey Singapore THE LAUNCH

  • 9 June – EC Proof Flat, 43a Hong Kong St, Singapore, 059682 Singapore
  • 2pm-6.30pm
  • After successfully rolling out across cities around the UK, Gin Journey is going international for the first time in Singaopore. This very special tour will take viewers all over Singapore for five samples, five cocktails, and five incredible locations. As ever, a gin expert will be traveling with the group to be their guardian and guide to gin
  • Must book tickets

Dr Fern’s World Gin Day

  • 9 June – Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
  • 5pm-6.30pm
  • A guided journey into the world of gin with four different gin-based cocktails as master mixologist Dr Paul Chan discusses the medicinal properties of gin and why it became so popular
  • Must book tickets

what to do on World Gin Day 2018

What to do on World Gin Day 2018 in Australia:

Whisky Live And Fine Spirits Show

  • 8-9 June – St Kilda Town Hall, 99 Carlisle Street, corner of Brighton Road, St Kilda
  • 6pm-9.30pm, 12pm-3.30pm, and 5pm-8.30pm
  • While it may be primarily a whisky festival, Whisky Live has got plenty of gins on offer. Entry price includes a whisky glass, pen, tasting guide and a bag to put it in. The event itself promises tastings, drinks, and a shopping experience
  • Must book tickets

World Gin Day at Kilderkin Distillery

  • 9 June – 11A Michaels Drive, Alfredton, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • 11am-5pm
  • Free distillery tours at half past the hour, or just call in and enjoy a tasting flight of gin or gin and mixer drinks. Platters of local produce are also available

Gin Swing: Hot Jazz Cool Swing Cabaret

  • 9 June – 30 Eton St, Sutherland NSW 2232, Australia
  • 8pm-late
  • A night of gin and cocktails with a nine-piece jazz band. Tickets can be upgraded to include a complimentary drink and mezze plate
  • Must book tickets

World Gin Day at Bass & Flinders cellar door

  • 9-11 June – 232 Red Hill Road, Red Hill, Victoria 3937, Australia
  • 11am-6pm (5pm on 11 June)
  • Winter Gin special and a selection of gin cocktails on offer. The Botanical Bar is open and visitors can enjoy some local tunes with food provided by Happy Camper Pizza

GIN4 – 5 Course Dinner Matched Cocktails

  • 9 June – 15 Wills Street, Bright, Victoria 2741, Australia
  • 7pm-late
  • Australian Gin Flight, which will incorporate a limited release collaboration gin made by four distilleries, Australian Gin Cocktails paired with each course, five-course dinner
  • Must book tickets

Union Electric Rumble in the Monkey 47 Jungle

  • 9-10 June – 13 Heffernan Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • 12pm-1am
  • Monkey 47’s Gin is taking over this rooftop bar with a special cocktail menu replete with gin, there’s also tastings to be enjoyed. There are Black Forest-inspired treats on offer too

Celebrate World Gin Day in the subtropical rainforest of Byron Bay

  • 9 June – 80 St Helena Road, McLeods Shoot, NSW 2479, Australia
  • 11am-13.30pm and 2.30pm-5pm
  • Brookie’s Gin & Tonic on arrival followed by a guided tour through Cape Byron Distillery. They’ll take you through their sub-tropical rainforest where you can see, smell, and touch the botanicals used in their gin. Afterwards, there’s a gin tasting and you’ll end the day enjoying a seasonally crafted cocktail
  • Must book tickets

A Brief History of Gin, The Universe, and Everything!

  • 9 June – 54 Meelup Beach Road & Sheens Road, Eagle Bay WA 6281, Australia
  • 2.30pm-4pm
  • Gin Master, Adam Westbrook will be discussing, you guessed it, the history of gin. Tickets include a gin & tonic on arrival, a farewell cocktail, and canapes and tastings throughout
  • Must book tickets

Tapas and Tonic: a gin and food pairing experience

  • 9 June – Iberia, 279 Rundle Street, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
  • 6pm-8pm
  • A guided tasting through five gin cocktails with a tapas dish to match each of the drinks on offer
  • Must book tickets

World Gin Day High Tea Lunch at Henry Sugar

  • 9 June – Henry Sugar, 296-298 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, Victoria 3054, Australia
  • 1pm-4pm
  • A three course lunch with paired gin and tea based cocktails featuring a handful of newly released gins
  • Must book tickets

Gin Fest at Glen Ewin Estate

  • 9 June – 43 Lower Hermitage Rd, Houghton SA 5131, Australia
  • 11am-6pm
  • A special gin festival at the Glen Ewin estate. There’ll be special gin cocktails, jazzy entertainment, a coffee cart and photobooth provided by Snapple, and plenty of food and drink. All the gins will be specially priced for the event to make it a little less expensive and there are also masterclasses available
  • Must book tickets
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