Saturday, May 13
Spectrum of Gin Seminar & Tonics
Spectrum of Gin Seminar will explore the range of gin from classic to contemporary, deep diving into its fundamental elements. This seminar will complete with Gin & Housemade tonic pairings to show off what gin can do! Come in for an education and be thoroughly impressed at the diverse set of gins that will be available to taste and purchase!
Monday, May 15
Tom’s Town Contemporary Gin Seminar
Tom’s Town Head Distiller, Rob Vossmeyer, will lead this hands-on two hour seminar. After a brief overview of the history of gin through the current “ginaissance,” Rob will lead the group in a discussion and review of more than 12 individual botanicals. Participants will touch, smell and taste how different botanicals play off each other to achieve a broad spectrum of unique and interesting gins. The group will then create its own unique, compound gin, and taste it in a variety of cocktails they create with Tom’s Town Brand Ambassador Tai Nalewajko.
Broker’s Gin Happy Hour
Enjoy a special barrel aged, Broker’s Gin cocktail, “Diddy Kong” we created specifically for Gin Week. We’ll also feature the classic gin cocktail, Army and Navy as well as appetizer specials and a free Broker’s Gin tasting
Ginworld Corpse Reviver Boomerang Competition
The Corpse Reviver #2 has seen a huge reawakening over the past decade helping bartenders bring gin back to the forefront of consumer imbibing and awareness. The drink itself is a perfect balance of botanical, citrus, herbal, and bittersweet components. Literally, a perfect balance being an equal parts recipe with a few drops.
Absinthe Sponsors are Kübler Absinthe and Pernod Absinthe.
In this competition, we are asking participants to redefine this gin cocktail utilizing those who have helped the local industry grow. All participants in each city will only be allowed to use gins made locally in conjunction with the absinthe sponsor.
Death’s Door Juniper Harvest Pop Up Charity Event
Death’s Door Spirits & ALLLL the rockstar Juniper Harvest Alumni in and Missouri are coming together to an outstanding cause!
The official Gin World Kickoff After Party is at The Monocle where 2016 Juniper Harvest alumni will come together in a one night only popup to celebrate some of the amazing relationships created at Juniper Harvest! Death’s Door Cocktail Specials abound this evening! Proceeds will be donated to Washington Island School!
*Juniper Harvest is an annual event put on by Death’s Door Spirits. Bartenders from across the country travel to Washington Island to learn about just how hard it is to harvest Juniper, make gin, and learn all about Death’s Door Spirits.*
Tuesday, May 16
Splitting Hairs & Splitting Bases – (Industry Event)
Pinckney Bend Gin Tasting
Join us for a special tasting event celebrating gin. We will be hosting Pinckney Bend Distillery and tasting their wide array of gins and hand crafted tonic syrup. The distillery is located in New Haven Missouri and is one of the states most recognized and awarded distilleries. The nine botanicals used to create their gin are all organic and American-sourced.
Gin Week Cocktail Night with Right Gin
Campari takes over Ginworld with a one day educational and tasting WONDERLAND! St. Louis inspired bartenders will take over the back bar of The Gin Room and teach a workshop on Amaro, Aperitifs and Vermouths and their relationships with gin, gin cocktails and the legacy of Campari.
Formal Education starts at 6pm with a sit down seminar of Amari, Fernet, Vermouth & Aperitifs. Then inspired cocktails all evening!
Proceeds benefit our Ginworld Charity Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo.
Wednesay, May 17
Wide World of Gin Seminar (Industry Only)
A seminar created to take you through a blind tasting of the spectrum of gin, without the influence of brand names, marketing or prices points. Guests will leave this seminar understanding a broader range of gins, nosing and palate dissection, and understanding how these difference can lead to better cocktails. Gins will be uncovered, discussing brands in the Major Brands portfolio and their categories.
Haus Alpenz Vermouth Cocktail Bar
Cocktail and Amaro Masterminds Keyan Still & Tim Wiggins join forces to launch a Haus Alpenz Pop Up – Vermouth Cocktail Bar at Robust® Wine Bar Webster Groves.
Line up includes: Dolin Vermouths, Cocchi Torino, Americano Rosa, Dopo Teatro, Miro Vermut Rojo, Miro Vermut Dry, Sfumato, Cappaleti, Bonal, Cardamaro, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, Byrrh, Elisir Novasalus
Haymans London Dry Gin
Tom’s Town Distilling Co. Tasting
We will be tasting McElroy’s Corruption Gin as well as the soon to be released The Machine No. 1.
The Corruption Gin is a complex, spicy and botanical New Western style gin, while The Machine is The Corruption Gin finished for at least six months in Pendergast’s Royal Gold Bourbon barrels. A robust and flavorful gin that takes on the best whiskey characteristics and aroma from the barrel.
Bluecoat Gin Martini HH Party
It’s Gin Week and the team at Bluecoat American Dry Gin is hosting a Happy Hour at the pool area at The Cheshire St. Louis. Whether you love a Martini with a twist or a Martinez, Bluecoat is the gin for you.
Grab some sun & a cocktail tis hump day!
Roll Out The Barrels: Cask Aged Gin & Cocktails Seminar
In response to the growing popularity of barrel-aged gins and cocktails made with them, Planter’s House and Pinckney Bend Distillery are teaming up to offer an informative seminar focusing on these unique gin expressions. Light appetizers will be served.
The seminar will feature a tasting of Pinckney Bend’s award winning Whiskey Cask and Sherry Cask gins. Participants will also have an opportunity to taste a special barrel sampling of a new Chardonnay Cask gin that is slated for release this Fall.
St Louis’s master mixologist Ted Kilgore and his team have created several original cocktails based on the flavor profiles of cask-finished gins. The seminar includes tastings of each.
Ginworld Takes Over The Libertine – Pop Up
Courtney Crockett – The Traveling Cocktailian from KC
Tim Marshall from Fayetteville Arkansas
Benjamin Bauer – Resident Cocktial Magician & Artist
Chad Owen – San Diego & Altamar Brands, LLC
Come try all the RIGHT Gin cocktails they have conjured up exclusively for you!
Sipsmith Hot Gin Nights (Late Night Happy Hour)
It’s time for Gin World Saint Louis and we are exploing the world of re-imagined classic gin cocktails!
The menu celebrates historical gin-based classic cocktails & warmers, some dating back to the 16th century. Come Sip, Savor and meet the glory that is award winning London Dry Sipsmith Gin
Gin Week presents Bluecoat Gin Cocktail
Blood & Sand will be hosting an American gin favorite Bluecoat American Dry Gin of Philidelphia. Spirits expert Kyle McHugh will be present to educate and Bluecoat Gin Cocktails will be flowing. Light bright pepper notes, with a soft candied orange finish, this gin will make you swoon…
Thursday, May 18
Gin Week: Supporting Your Culinary Program Through Cocktails
This portion of the St. Louis Gin Week Celebration will focus on building a cocktail program that works as a support structure for your culinary program, paring gin with seafood (focus on oysters), and using high proof spirits responsibally in creating cocktails.
Taryn Kapronicy from Leopold Bros. will be on hand and will taste through her portfolio including a new to market gin. Cocktail and food parings will be provided by Tom Halaska & Chef Dan Sammons.
(TRADE ONLY EVENT)
Amaro Lab with Francesco Amodeo of Don Ciccio & Figli (Industry Only)
Meet the Amaro Master of Don Ciccio & Figli – Francesco Amodeo for a Seminar and Amaro Lab by the maker himself.
The eagerly awaited Amari Portfolio of Don Ciccio is officially launching in Missouri and here is your chance to meet the maker.
Don Ciccio & Figli portfolio will be available from Major Brands and showcase the Donna Rosa, Sirene, Luna, Cinque and more!
Hand’s on education. Tasting and Mixing Lab.
Don Ciccio & Figli Amari Launch & Gin Cocktail Party
The eagerly awaited launch of the Don Ciccio & Figli Amari Portfolio is finally here! The spectrum of flavors from the Donna Rosa, Sirene, Luna, and Cinque Amaro & Aperitifs are sure to impress you.
Meet Master Amaro Guru and Owner Francesco Amodeo and learn the ins and outs of Amari, Herbs, Aperitifs and how to drink them.
Citadelle Gin Tasting
Intoxicology is pleased to announce Victor Bouvier, Brand Ambassador for Cognac Ferrand will be tasting Citadelle Classic Gin and the Citadelle Gin Reserve. Citadelle Classic has a delicate and fragrant nose of fresh flowers, jasmine, honeysuckle and cinnamon. After a few moments, stronger, more herbaceous aromas of anise, grains of paradise and cinnamon develop in a most remarkable way. The appetizing bouquet is reminiscent of gardens in springtime. On the palate, juniper gives way to a voluptuous complexity redolent of fresh flowers, leading into an elegant, round and highly refined finish.
The Reserve sleeps for several months in small, seasoned French oak barrels before being bottled. The Solera method is used for the Reserve, Citadelle is the first Gin to employ this method most often found in sherry, Madeira, Marsala; balsamic vinegars; Spanish brandy; and rums. Once the gin has spent some time in casks, a portion of the gin from each cask will be moved into a large vat for blending, and new gin will be added to the remaining gin in the cask. The result is a gin with notes of wood and vanilla while still being very juniper forward.
Gin Week Gin Tastings at Randall’s on Manchester and Jefferson
Stop by Randall’s Manchester or Jefferson locations on your way home and try some new and old favorites and grab a bottle for your weekend G&T’s
New Holland Spirits
It’s Gin World Saint Louis Gin Week and our favorite New Holland Brewing Co. Spirits will be at The Whiskey Ring on Cherokee for a glimse into their expanded gin portfolio.
Meet Blue Haven, a gin rested on blueberries from their very own Michigan as well as their original Knickerbocker and Knickerbocker Barrel Aged, a gin perfect for Manhattans!
Gin In Tiki Cocktail Class
While rum is the king spirit of Tiki cocktails, gin had found it’s way into the marriage of flavors in various recipes. From classic Tiki recipes on through the Revival of Tiki, gin has been a component of Polynesian mixes, offering its citrus and herbal characteristics to compliment the tropical flavors and aromas most associated with Tiki. But why and how did gin find its way into the flavors of Polynesia?
Reservation required. Class Fee – $30.00. Includes cocktails, snacks, and 15% off entire store purchase.
Friday, May 19
Leopold’s Gin & Oyster Fest
This is a all day celebration!! Special paring menu including gin infused dishes, specialty cocktails, gin mignonettes, and (of course) oysters.
$1 oysters at the bar from 11am-7pm.
Gin Today – An Inspired Panel Discussion (Industry Only)
Gin World & Hendrick’s Gin invites you to an inspired discussion about the evolution of gin as a category and within the spirits industry. Industry leaders, ambassadors and distillers gather to give a closer insight into this ever evolving spirit.
Meet the Distillers – Bluecoat Gin
The Libertine in Clayton is graciously hosting some of our favorite Gin Week Distillers!
Meet Aaron Seyla the head distiller of Bluecoat American Dry Gin out of Philadelphia. This gorgeously crisp American dry gin is distilled in Scottish Forsyth Stills and boasts light bright pepper notes, with a soft candied orange finish. Perfect in a martini with an orange twist or a perfect summer Gin Rickey
Restless Spirits Builders Gin Tasting
We are very excited to be tasting Builders Gin from Restless Spirits out of Kansas City. Named the Missouri Distillery of the Year at the New York International Spirits Competition. This amazing blend of lavender, citrus, and herbaceous flavors took home a gold medal at the very same competion.
Distillers Take Over The Gin Room
One Day Left Until Gin World Gin Festival and allll the distillers, brand ambassadors and gurus are in town! Tonight is a Meet & Greet the distillers, Cocktail Party and all around celebration of gin.
Gin Week Gin Tastings at The Wine Merchant
On Friday May 19th – Your favorite Gin Brands will be present at The Wine Merchant, LTD. to pour and teach your favorite gins.
Saturday, May 20
Gin Festival St. Louis
Ginworld Festival is a platform where creators, distillers and ambassadors gather to educate, pour and celebrate their spirits in an approachable environment. Learn directly from the makers why and how they do what they do in making your favorite spirits.The festival is an absolute haven for gin lovers to find what they love most about gin with the people who spend their livelihood distiling the juniper soaked spirit.
Gin Festival is the culmination of the entire week of Ginworld Saint Louis events and education. Gin Festival is a city specific one day event, akin to a trade tasting but so much more! Gin Festival will be multiple brands tasting and educating on their Gins. Gin Festival in Saint Louis takes place during the day at The Gin Room with brand booths for pouring, educational seminars, G&T bars and hands-on workshops.
Gin Festival Afterparty Cocktail Hour
The official Gin World afterparty cocktail party is at Hiro Asian Kitchen on Washington Ave!
You met the distillers, now try out your new favorite gins in a cocktail, French 75 or Negroni!
Oh! And they have the best Ramen to soak up all that Gin Festival booze! Bring all your gin loving crew….
Sunday, May 21
Gin World Retreat Day at Rainbow Ranch (Charity Event)
Our good Friends at Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo are inviting us up to their Ranch with all the new baby animals from goats, to calves to camels, llamas and zebras OH MY!
Our Favorite Gin Distillers from Gin World will be pouring their gins so kick back and relax with a cocktail and a goat!
This is a fund-raiser where all proceeds will go to benefit the animals at Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo. Proceeds from Gin Week will have also gone to benefit Rainbow Ranch.