Local Craft Gin Master Class


Our gin Master Class is a fun way to get to know distillers' production and distilling methods as well as learn and taste the variety of Australian gins on offer.

By the end of the class you will be able to talk about key distillers in Australia, the different type of gins in the market and name your favourite. 

Australian craft spirits have been becoming increasingly popular in the last couple of years with a range of premium local whiskies, gins and other spirits being released to the market.

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What you will learn
  • What goes into the distillation process
  • The history of craft gin in Australia
  • The wide range of botanicals used in gin
What you will get
  • A welcome gin and tonic
  • 5 x tasters of Australian craft gins
  • A Bad Frankie signature jaffle (toasted sandwich)
  • 2 x hours of stories and information
  • A new appreciation (and hopefully love) for gin

What to bring
  • Just yourself and a thirst for gin
What to wear

Whatever you would wear normally to a gin bar


Bad Frankie

Vendor since 2015

Bad Frankie is an Australian-inspired local spirits and jaffle bar located in Fitzroy, Melbourne. It serves a range of Australian spirits, wines, beers, ciders and a selection of delicious jaffles.

Want to learn more about our marvellous Australian spirits? Join a Bad Frankie Master Class!

Who is Bad Frankie?

Bad Frankie is named after the infamous Governor of Van Diemen’s Land, John Franklin, who outlawed small pot stills in the early 19th Century. Unfortunately, this law was written into national law when the country was federated.

It wasn’t until 150 years later when the ‘grandfather of Australian spirits’ Bill Lark overturned the law and had started to produce his own whisky. From Bill, the industry has expanded exponentially and continues to do so into a range of Australian spirits, whiskey, gin, vodka, liqueurs and so on.

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06 November 2017 • Local Craft Gin Master Class

A decadent afternoon thoroughly enjoyed the journey of the gin process! The guide was entertaining and so knowledgable. Cleverly put together so that you understand and appreciated the different flavours and qualities of gin. Waffles are highly recommended too!!


16 October 2017 • Local Craft Gin Master Class

I had a great time at the Master Class! Sebastian gave a great history lesson on distilling in Australia, an affectionate story about the bar, and his method of tasting gin has improved my appreciation of gins immensely. I highly recommend attending this or one of the other Master Classes held at Bad Frankie!


29 August 2017 • Local Craft Gin Master Class

Pleasant professional individual. Sebastian is a true publican, a master of his trade. He is a charasmatic, fresh individual, with sound knowledge of the local/national spirit movement. If you are looking to gain a further insight into the realms of Australia's alcohols, then look no further. And the jaffals?! Amazing. Do yourself a favour and get on down to these events.

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