Come and sample some of the best G&Ts in the business at the third edition of this annual event.
Gin, let’s face it, has taken the Mother City (and actually the entire planet) by storm. And, being summer, there’s hardly a better way to cool down than with a G&T. Now in its third year, this fabulously refreshing festival affords Capetonians the chance to sample loads of locally made – and internationally popular – gins at The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock.
Small-batch producers such as Ginifer, Inverroche, New Harbour, Hope on Hopkins, Bloedlemoen Gin, Six Dogs Gin, and more, will be showcasing their artisanal wares. And, of course, a selection of your favourite international brands will be back, as well as some exciting newbies, and two USA first-timers – all of which are available for sampling.
Live Beats, Food Trucks & More
While sipping on a refreshing G&T, browse the various artisanal food stalls and some of the hottest food trucks in the land for a tasty snack to accompany your cocktail(s). A selection of top-notch local artists will provide the soundtrack – of live and electronic beats – from three music stages, creating a fully festive and truly memorable vibe.
There’ll also be a summer-inspired designer’s market featuring cool locally made fashion, decor and accessories.
Your R150 ticket includes an extensive 40-page gin-festival booklet featuring all participating distillers, and a branded crystal-cut Gin & Tonic Festival glass, all of which you’ll receive on arrival. Tasters on the day are priced between R10 and R20.
Did you know? The inexplicably delicious G&T combination was invented in the 19th century by British soldiers in India looking for a more palatable way to ingest quinine (which is found in tonic water and possesses healing and antimalarial properties).