Event: A Gin Festival That Just Happens To Be Completely Cruelty-Free

Christmas and booze – the pair go together like Vegemite and cheese on toast; and what a better way to celebrate the duo than with Adelaide’s cruelty-free gin festival, Gincident!

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What is a ‘Gincident‘, you ask? Well it’s that phenomena most of us are familiar with – an incident that happens due to the accidental consumption of too many gins…feels. But I bet you’ve never been to a gin fiesta that just happens to be completely animal product free; probably because Gincident is Australia’s first and only, fully herbivorous, alcohol-based festival – Adelaide vegans out here livin’ in 2037!

Now you might be thinking – “cool, vegan gin, what’s new?” Well we’re talkin’ the whole shabang…that’s right, ALL the food too!

Gincident founder and organiser, Lea McBride says, “I want the general public to come along and have a fun day out, where coincidentally no animals were harmed.”

If you’re not vegan, this is an opportunity to fore-mostly enjoy a day dedicated to the humble juniper berry, but also experience some fantastic new food which you may not eat in your day-to-day life. Don’t be shy, everyone is welcome!

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ANYWAY, speaking of food and gink, we’ve got a list of some of the vendors you can expect to find at Gincident:


5Nines Distilling | Ambleside Distillers | Ambra Liqueurs | Animus Distillery | Archie Rose Distilling Co. | Australian Distilling Co. | Blend Etiquette – Pangolin Gin | Cape Byron Distillery | Fever Tree Tonic | Forage & Co | Four Pillars | Happenstance Distillery | Imperial Measures Distilling | Kangaroo Island Spirits | Kilderkin Distillery Larrikin Gin | Lawrenny Estate Distilling | Lobo Gin & Cider| Lyrebird Gin | Martin Distillation | McHenry Distillery | Never Never Distilling Co. | Prohibition Liquor Co. | Seppeltsfield Road Distillery | The Howling Owl

The main bar, Ginsational, will be run by one of Adelaide’s favourite gin dens, The Howling Owl – they’ll be slinging gin cocktails with some of Australia’s finest gins all day long.

Festival goers will also be able to try free samples from 20-ish different gin distillers to keep the good times rolling!

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  • Cubans & Rubens – the hit of the 2019 Vegan Festival
  • Forage Supply Co – an ethical food van who assist the long-term unemployed break in to the work force (they’ll be supplying their very own vegan wine range too)
  • El Diablo Wood Fire Pizza – a non-vegan stall that now have a huge vegan range which they’ll be serving up (thanks to encouragement from the Vegan Festival Adelaide)
  • Spain Gourmet – for fantastic vegan paella
  • Staazi & Co – the iconic Adelaide food truck who’s yiros are known as the gateway drug to veganism
  • The Sweet Spaniard – a churros stand with a swish vegan range
Staazi & Co

You can indulge your food and drink all while dining along side the scenic river views, with live music to your ears of course – in other words, gintertainment. After you’re finished with that, step into one of the Ginius Masterclass sessions held throughout the day.

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“This event will celebrate Mother Nature’s best work; cheers to plants, cheers to botanicals and a big cheers to the juniper berry,” Lea shares.

See you there!


What: Gincident
When: 14 December 2019, 12pm – 7pm
Where: Flour Shed, Harts Mill in Port Adelaide
Tickets: Click here

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