Indie Spirits Tasting Brisbane is back for its second year at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall on Sunday May 28 from 12.30 till 4pm. The event, which is also staged in both Sydney and Perth, is all about great spirits and good times.
Tickets are just $55 (plus booking fee) online and include access to over 30 exhibitors showcasing more than 120 craft spirits, with master distillers on hand to chat and free seminars diving deep into the world of indie spirits. Click here to get your tickets now.
If you like supporting small brands and uncovering little known gems then the Indie Spirits Tasting is tailor-made for you. The Australian craft distilling industry is booming right now and a selection of the best local distilleries are coming to town to showcase their wares. You’ll be able to taste great stuff from brands like Mt Uncle Distillery from North Queensland. They produce a full back bar of spirits from gin to whiskey and even an award-winning SexyCat Marshmallow Liqueur. Australia’s very own vermouth, Maidenii, from Victoria will lead the charge with bringing back old world spirits with this collaboration between a local bartender and a French winemaker. Applewood Distillery, a tiny little operation from the Adelaide Hills will be offering samples of their gin and an aperitif called Okar. One of their neighbours in SA, the Adelaide Hills Distillery, another boutique operation, will be showcasing The Italian Bitter Orange Aperitif, The Gunnery Spiced Rum and 78? Gin. Melbourne Moonshine and Young Henry’s from Newtown in Sydney will also have their own brand of moonshines on show, giving punters a chance to sample this hot spirit category which was little-known in Australia just a few years ago.
And while Aussie spirits are booming, the Indie Spirits Tasting also caters for boutique brands from around the world with every spirit category covered – you can sample rums from Venezuela, Peruvian piscos, a fig liqueur, amaro, tequilas, mezcals, American Whiskeys and more. For a full list of all the local and international suppliers on show click here or Check out the Facebook event page here for exhibitor updates.
The Indie Spirits Tasting offering is capped off with a series of educational seminars covering some of the hottest bar and spirit trends in the country right now. Experts will join event founder and Publisher of Australian Bartender magazine, David Spanton, for six short and sharp sessions in the front bar. Seating is limited; first-in, best dressed.
1pm – Forget the stock market, invest in whisky
1.30pm – Are you ready to Rumbo?
2pm – The great gin explosion
2.30pm – Indigenous ingredients, Australian flavour
3pm – Why tequila’s new found popularity could be the very thing that kills it
3.30pm – The Great Daiquiri Debate
So make sure you jump online and grab your tickets now.
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