Our gin night: once experienced, never forgotten

Gordon’s Pink Gin cocktails, a five-course degustation, attentive hosts – and an intimate yet social atmosphere. Our 25 guests got all this and more… at the Lower Plenty Hotel on Friday 3 May. It was a gin tasting event to remember.

Lower Plenty Hotel Gin Tasting Night

A journey into gin
Run by gin gurus Greg McLeish and Kate Alexander from Diageo, our tasting was all about transforming this much-loved spirit into an unforgettable experience.
Nestled in a warm, intimate room, our diverse group of guests – including mother-daughter duos, couples and BFFs – were taken on a journey into the histories and qualities of five unique gins. These included Jinzu Gin Negroni plus four varieties of Tanqueray.
But sampling these spirits was just the beginning…
A spirit experience reimagined
Cucumber tea sandwiches, cured ocean trout, lamb kofta and vanilla panna cotta. These were just some of the exquisite dishes our seasoned chefs prepared and paired with the special gins of the night.
What’s more, some of the featured cocktails were served deconstructed. This gave everyone the chance to experience the spirit their way.
Our hosts also took the time to chat with guests, answer questions – and share their tips on how to draw the most out of each popular gin.
A beautiful end to a brilliant evening
Our guests loved every moment of the experience. Much to their surprise, some non-gin drinkers even discovered a variety they adored!
To top it off, all attendees had the opportunity to buy the featured gins at exclusive prices on the night. That way they could enjoy the spirit with their loved ones at home – while sharing their new-found knowledge.
At the end of the evening, our guests left feeling happy, informed… and excited for the next event!
The star of our next show? Whiskey!
We’re thrilled to announce our next tasting event:
Single Malt Session
Wednesday 19 June @ 6.30pm

As a five-course degustation paired with exquisite single malts, this event is your chance to explore flavours you’ve never known before – and delve deeper into the world of whiskey.
With only 25 seats available, our Single Malt Session is an experience you don’t want to miss. So call 03 9435 1722 – or email bistro@lowerplentyhotel.com.au – to book your seat today!