What is the Ginporium? (old)

 With so many gins available, how do you choose one for you?  

Australian consumers are now so spoilt for choice with local and international brands – there are now around 600 Australian gins available alone – that picking the right gin (or gins!) can be overwhelming. 

We’ve been asked many times by gin newbies how to choose the right gin, while avid gin lovers ask us for recommendations.

Over a martini (actually, several) we began to think of a way to make gin shopping easier for those new to the gin scene, and the gin enthusiast alike.

And so The Ginporium – your personal gin concierge – was born.

We run through the series of questions we would ask you in person if we were shopping together, and use your answers to offer you personalised recommendations as to what gins would suit your palate.  

Of course, if you know what you want, you can simply jump to our shop and pick your own. 

We don't aim to be the big-box retailer offering you a gazillion choices, but instead, we've carefully curated a selection of gins that we would buy for ourselves or for friends.

We'll be constantly updating our inventory, but be assured that if we've got it in the store, it's a top-quality gin.

Picking the gin for you is only the first step though – gin and tonics are the most popular way people enjoy their gin. So, alongside the gins, we've got a wide selection of tonics and mixers with recommendations as to how you can pair them. 

We hope you find something you love at The Ginporium and we look forward to bringing a little of that gin (and tonic and mixer) love to your home. So, from the both of us to you – we could say "'Chin, Chin', but instead, we’ll say 'Gin Gin'!"

Your Co-founders


A little more about Caroline...

Ginporium Co Founder Caroline Gin Queen
Best known as 'The Gin Queen', founder and editor of Australia’s largest website devoted to gin, Caroline has a unique position in the spirits industry. She is the Australian Ambassador for World Gin Day, has featured in the ‘Top 100 most-influential in 2015, 2017 and 2019’ in Australian Bartender Magazine, and is a founding partner in Junipalooza Melbourne and Sydney.
Caroline is a respected Spirits Judge and has judged at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards, Tasting Australia, and most recently the American Distilling Institute. In 2017, she became the the first Australian to be welcomed into global industry body, The Gin Guild. In 2020 she was awarded Gin Communicator of the Year at the Icons of Gin Awards in London.

A little more about Inoka...

Ginporium Founder Inoka

Inoka is an experienced presenter and writer whilst also running the events and operations for Cocktail Co. She curates and presents at both public and private tastings aimed at the non-industry drinker, with a focus on matching the tonics to the gin. A holder of the WSET professional certificate in spirits, she has also written about booze for specialist drinks publications such as Diffords Guide and BarChick, and has been personally featured in mainstream media such as the Sydney Morning Herald and Daily Telegraph. 

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