Two iconic Bundaberg brands, Chics Pies and Kalki Moon, are coming together for the inaugural Gin and Pie Day on June 25.
A unique event will be featured at the Kalki Moon Distillery to celebrate the day, bringing together local businesses to pay homage to the food and drink industry of the region.
The creation of the event is the idea of Kalki Moon founder Rick Prosser.
“We want to bring the locals together for an event like no other, featuring well-known brands Chics Pies and international-award winning Kalki Moon gin, along with award winning craft beverages from the Ballistic Beer Co, Ohana apple cider, and wine from Moffatdale Ridge at Murgon, all under one roof,” he said.
“But it’s not just about the food and drink.
“It’s important that two or three times a year, we get locals in to have a drink at the distillery, so they don’t lose touch with what we do here, and who we are.”
“Ninety per cent of our business here at the distillery is gin tasting by tourists, so we want locals to feel like we have success because of their support.”
Gin and Pie Day to celebrate local industry
Rick said Kalki Moon was 100 per cent family owned and operated and employed about a dozen locals.
He said Gin and Pie Day was a great way to celebrate the region as well as other local brands that make up the Bundaberg food bowl.
“Never have we seen so many people move to Bundaberg, we want locals to know how important they are for our business,” he said.
“We are the food bowl of Queensland, if not the country, and collaborations like this are just so important for getting artisans together under one roof.
“You’d be surprised how amazing Gin tastes with a chicken pie from Chics Pies!”
Gin and Pie Day was also made possible thanks to Kalki Moon being a holder of an artisan licence which was introduced by the State Government in March last year.
The license allows artisan distillers and craft brewers to sell their own product on-premises and for takeaway, within stipulated production limits.
The Gin and Pie Day is a ticketed event costing just $15, which is redeemable on the night for food and drink.
Entertainment will be provided by local acoustic guitarist Keely Sliwka and DJ Brad Marsellos.
Doors for the Gin and Pie Day event at the Kalki Moon Distillery at 22 Commercial Street, Svensson Heights, open at 2 pm.
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