Local gin distillers will be special guests at Port Douglas Carnivale’s inaugural FNQ Gin Fest, serving up their signature Carnivale cocktails and world award-winning gin and tonic.
Chris Barber, Venue Manager at Hemingway’s Brewery, said the FNQ Gin Fest at Crystalbook Superyacht Marina on Saturday, May 21, offered an afternoon of laid-back indulgence with cocktails, food trucks and music from DJ Bart, noon till 3pm, and Tessa Devine from 3pm-6pm.
The distilleries taking part are Devils Thumb from Port Douglas, Wolf Lane and Narrow Tracks from Cairns, Distil On The Hill from Kuranda, and Atherton Tableland distilleries Wild River Mountain from Wondecla and Mt Uncle from Walkamin.
“The gin market is taking off worldwide and here we have six distillers in our region who use local native botanicals to create a product unseen anywhere else,” Mr Barber said.
“There are already award-winning gins scattered throughout the six distilleries, the most recent being Devils Thumb’s win of best Navy Gin in the world. That’s pretty special.
“The FNQ Gin Fest will enable people, whether they are connoisseurs or those new to the joys of gin, the opportunity to meet the distillers themselves and learn about botanicals and how they create such unique and differing flavours right here in Far North Queensland.”
And while he was happy to talk about the clear spirit at the centre of the FNQ fest, Mr Barber was non-committal about whether Hemingway’s would be bringing back their special Carnivale brew this year. Stay tuned.
The FNQ Gin Fest will run from noon till 6pm and entry is free. It is presented by Hemingway’s Brewery at Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina on Wharf Street, Port Douglas.
For more information on FNQ Gin fest and Carnivale 2022 visit www.carnivale.com.au.
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