OLD HOKONUI - 2022 CANCELLED
‘Hokonui’ is a legendary southern spirit first made in the bush clad Southland hills of the same name. Over 50 years of localized Prohibition gave rise to this truly indigenous cottage industry and brought forth some legendary clandestine activity in the hills, gullies and farm sheds around Gore.
Poets have written about it, musicians have sung about it, and Southland has more than its fair share of tall stories regarding the many colourful characters involved in the illicit manufacture and distribution of both good, and bad, ‘Hokonui’.
Food curator Jude Taylor and MLT representative Bob Vercoe will present an early evening event celebrating Southland’s quirky and colourful grain spirit tradition – matched with game–based, and Prohibition-era cuisine in association with the Hokonui Moonshine Museum, Mataura Licensing Trust and Thomas Green Public House and Dining Room.
Spirits from selected southern New Zealand providers will be featured, along with matched tapas style food from the wilds of inland and coastal Southland. Featured of course will be Southland’s own ‘Old Hokonui’, but there will also be representatives from other southern distilleries presenting tastings of their new and exciting lines.
Jude Taylor will infuse a wild flavour into her themed offerings and The Thomas Green Public House & Dining Room will provide a selection of matched food platters using prime Southland produce and whiskey infused delicacies. Finest southern craft beer and Central Otago wine will also feature. For those of more temperate persuasion, a range of specially blended Temperance Teas and traditional soft drinks will be on hand for your enjoyment.
Where: Gore Arts & Heritage Precinct,
7 Norfolk Street, Gore (beside Gore Visitor Centre)
When: Wednesday 1 June 2022, 6.00pm CANCELLED
Cost: $80pp + booking fee
Ticket includes food, beverages and entertainment.
SORRY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID.
Tussock Country Music Festival may not be going ahead, but a number of local businesses, community groups and artists have chosen to work within the current event restrictions to host events around Gore in May and June.
Check out the 'Live and Local' 2022 line-up on our homepage.
Tussock Country Music Festival returns in May-June 2023.