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A Botanical Voyage

Each gin is as unique as the people and places that make it

Gin is being created in every corner of our planet, and with good reason. No other spirit truly captures the landscape and the culture of a place quite like it. Join us in exploring this global phenomenon.

Based at The Strath Ale Wine & Spirit Merchants on Douglas St, Downtown Victoria – Juniper lets you discover a new pair of gins every single month. For just $5, you can try both gins (with complementary Philip’s Tonic Water), and you’ll get a 10% discount on any featured gin! Plus all members automatically get 5% off of our entire gin selection.

Check below to see what we’re pouring, and sign up now for free!

Become A Juniper Collective Member

And instantly get all of these great benefits

5% off all gins*
10% off featured gins
access to event tickets
access to The Drop-In Gins
special preorder pricing on exclusives

All you need to do to join is add the below item to your cart and you will become a member instantly at check-out.

You can checkout with just the membership, or you can even take advantage of it straight away – as the discounts activate as soon as the membership is in your cart!

* Doesn’t include already discounted items and SMWS bottles

Drop-In Gins

The most convenient and cost-effective way to explore gin in Victoria

This is where it all started, the heart of the Juniper Collective. Simply swing by The Strath before 7 pm any day except Wednesdays and sample two gins from our featured selection. Including a can of local Sparkmouth Tonic from Phillips.

The regular “Exploration Series” of gins are released every month, and cost $5 to sample a pair. We will also sometimes have “Special Series” gins available at various price points and “Promotional Series” gins available for no cost at all.

Discover more about what we’re currently pouring by clicking on the gins below.

Gin Reviews

Our panel’s notes and our member’s scores

Here you can find all of our previously featured gins, and discover what our club thought of them.

How We Review Gins


Gins are rated out of 100 by our members when they come to sample them in-store.

Based on how scoring occurred for our early reviews, the following guide is given to members –

0-60 awful • 60-70 bad • 70-80 okay • 80-85 good • 85-90 great • 90-95 awesome • 95+ amazing

The individual scores are collected, and outliers are removed via the “agreeable group” statistical method to reduce bias and taste preferences (ie, people who score a sloe gin lowly because they don’t like sloeberries). This gives us a better idea of the overall quality of the gin in the eyes of our members.

We also ask members to submit a score with tonic, if they chose to try it as a G&T.


Flavour Profile

Along with scoring the gin, members are invited to choose up to two of the below flavour profiles which they think match the spirit. The profile that is most commonly chosen is then the official flavour profile for the gin.

dry & invigorating
eg – almond, orris, clove, ginger, anise

floral & delicate
eg – rose, chamomile, cucumber, apple

fruity & sweet
eg – berries, peach, orange, vanilla

savoury & herbaceous
eg – earl grey, thyme, caraway, spruce

We also get members to grade the influence of the juniper on the flavour out of 100.