19 March, 2018

2018 Drinks Industry Show to feature Gin Alley

2018 Drinks Industry Show to feature Gin Alley

The Drinks Industry Show has announced it will have a Gin Alley as part of its Pop Up ‘Liquor City’ experience at the 2018 event. 

The organisers note that gin is every bartender’s favourite spirit, with the rise of artisanal gin distilleries, an array of infusions, botanicals and exciting new flavours being born. 

International award-winning Tasmanian gin producer Strait Brands has teamed up with local fruit growers to develop a range of gins that will be on show.

Strait's Strawberry Gin is believed to be the first made commercially in Australia and has an ABV of 40%. Strait Brands will also have the world’s only Hazelnut Gin available for tasting. Strait is currently building a fruit and nut processing plant at its base in York Town, in the Tamar Valley, and a production facility capable of producing 3800 bottles an hour.

Meanwhile, Ironbark Dry Wattleseed Gin is the result of experimenting with Australian natives to find a unique combination of ingredients that would compliment its gin. The result an award winner: Double Gold in China, Australia’s Best Traditional Gin at The World Gin Awards and Gold as Australian Gin Distillery of the year. 

The Drinks Association is thrilled to see plans coming together for an even bigger and better The Drinks Industry Show in 2018.

The Drinks Industry Show is a valued partner of The Drinks Association and we're looking forward to attending the 2018 event, to be held at Dockside, Sydney, from June 18-19.

Liquor Stores Association NSW & ACT and Restaurant & Catering Association and Food & Beverage Media have also put their support behind the Show. 

“The Liquor Stores Association NSW & ACT is pleased to again support and partner with The Drinks Industry Show,” says association executive director Michael Waters. “We look forward to collaborating to develop a strong program that delivers a unique and valuable educational and networking experience for our members and the broader retail liquor industry.”

“The Drinks Industry Show offers Australia’s food and liquor industries a unique way to work together to improve the consumer experience,” says Juliana Payne, R&CA CEO. “The association is proud to support this show, which clearly supports the Australian industry.”

Here's a video we made at last year's event:


The Drinks Industry Show is the only dedicated trade exhibition for the drinks industry, showcasing the best in wine, beer and spirits from across the globe. The annual event reconnects producers and distributors of alcoholic beverages with buyers from all industry verticals, providing unparalleled access to a wide range of decision makers, who are responsible for the procurement of alcohol. Industry buyers are able to sample, compare and order new products, meet new industry colleagues and reconnect with existing ones. The event features an interactive show floor of taste testing, mixology demonstrations, master classes, seminars and networking.

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