Local businesses in the spotlight on World Gin Day G&T walking tour
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Local businesses in the spotlight on World Gin Day G&T walking tour

Attention gin lovers! World Gin Day is on Saturday, 11 June, and to celebrate this, there will be a G&T walking tour to Mandurah.

Six local locations are on the self-guided trail where punters can sample local gins with perfectly paired tonics from Fever-Tree Premium Mixers.

Local businesses in the spotlight on World Gin Day G&T walking tour

Starting at noon, the Catch 22 Tapas & Cocktail Lounge kicks off, and the trail heads to Stage Door with local gin samples, then to Brewvino for more tastings and gin-inspired dishes.

Flics Kitchen will have Native Gin Trees, and the local gin distillery Little Stiller will have a range of gin tastings available.

The tour ends around 6:00 PM at Bar Therapy along the Mandurah waterfront, where a DJ will be on hand to cheer up the crowd.

Fever-Tree’s State Activation Coordinator Ingrid Archer said the company chose Mandurah because its staff “really believe in the emergence of true hospitality and quality mixed drinks in this region.”

“We like smaller bars to understand why premium mixers are just as important as the premium gin or other spirits used. Mandurah’s demographic and geographic position was the perfect market target for us,” said Ms. Archer.

Camera Icon There is a G&T walking tour coming to Mandurah. Credit: Included

Although this is the first trail that Fever-Tree has had a crack in, Ms. Archer said the response has been fantastic.

“As it was our first event of its kind in the region, our main goal was to support local businesses on World Gin Day that support our brand year-round,” she said.

“We also wanted to invest in new events to draw people through local businesses’ doors. The response from all the companies approached with our first idea has been extremely positive.”

WA distilleries include Mandurah’s Little Stiller, Perth-based Haiver Spirits, Fremantle’s Running with Thieves, and Margaret River’s Dune Distilling Co.

Interstate distilleries participating in Mandurah’s gin tour include Manly Spirits and Poor Toms, both from NSW, and Four Pillars from Victoria.

Ms. Archer said supporting local distilleries and venues was “absolutely essential”, especially given the impact COVID-19 has had on the hospitality industry.

“We must protect our local community, especially the hospitality that has suffered so much during and after the pandemic,” she said.

“Local businesses are the souls of the region we live in, and without them, there is no community.”

For more information or to book tickets, visit: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/world-gin-day-let-the-fun-begin-tickets-345124244907.