Taste of Melbourne in partnership with Electrolux, 30 November to 3 December at the MCG’s Yarra Park, invites crafty spirit-loving festival-goers to learn the art of distilling with an Archie Rose expert and take home a 200ml bottle of their own blended gin. The hands-on exclusive masterclass will teach Taste festival visitors about the gin-making process, touch on the spirit’s history and introduce exotic botanical distillates. The selection of eight pure individual distillates includes juniper, lemon myrtle, blood lime, Dorrigo pepper and river mint, which gin apprentices can blend with Archie Rose’s neutral base to create a personal, signature recipe and take home as a delicious souvenir. Archie Rose founder Will Edwards said he was excited to bring the full distillery experience to Taste festivals with the Gin Masterclass series and Archie Rose Bar. “We’re proud of our grassroots culture of creating things by hand – from distilling through to bottling and labelling our spirits – and look forward to sharing our unique, hands-on experience with Melbournians for the first time,” Mr Edwards said. As Australia’s leading multi-spirit distillery handcrafting gin, vodka and whisky, Archie Rose’s passionate team is dedicated to honouring Australia’s rich and coloured spirit industry and culture by operating as an open and interactive boutique distillery. Taste Festival Australia director Kristy Austin said the Gin Masterclass would be just the tonic for gin connoisseurs, and also bartenders hunting for a fresh summertime cocktail. “Archie Rose’s tailored spirits are divine blends for favourite cocktails. The Gin Masterclass is an exclusive Taste of Melbourne experience allowing guests to create the most limited edition of gins, mixed specifically for their own palate,” Ms Austin said. EVENT DETAILS Taste of Melbourne When: Thursday 30 November to Sunday 3 December 2017 Where: Yarra Park (MCG), Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002 Tickets: On sale now with weekly specials Archie Rose Gin Masterclass When: Thursday 30 November to Sunday 3 December 2017 Price: $75, on sale from 19 October Includes: Taste of Melbourne entry + souvenir Taste tumbler + 1 Archie Rose Distilling Co. cocktail + Gin Masterclass entry + 200ml bottle of your own blended gin]]>
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