GINFest is back again this year with a new name: Gin Festival. It's also aiming to be bigger and better, certainly a must-attend for gin fans.
One major change is that it's now spread across two days: June 8th and 9th. That's a good thing too, as you'll likely need two days to work your way through the over 200 gins that they plan on offering at the event -- double the number of gins at last year's event.
There's no charge for entry, but you will need to purchase tickets for samples at 500 yen for 5 tickets. It will again be held out in Tennoz Canal Side, with various tasting stations throughout the property.
Going through the list of gins, it looks like there will again be plenty of Japanese gins to try. All major gin distilleries in Japan are represented, including several Japanese gins not yet released, such as The Tokyo Distillery's "Gin Za."
Check out my event report from last year's Gin Festival to get a better idea of what to expect!
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