You want to meet Lesley Gracie at the Hendrick’s Innovation Workshop — here’s why

Sydney Bar Week kicks off next month on the 16th of September, and it’s going to be five days of great events, parties, and education. There’s 22-plus events happening, and on Tuesday 19 September, you’ll want to get along to this masterclass.

Hendrick’s Master Distiller, Lesley Gracie, has an experimental approach to distilling and constantly looks to push the boundaries of gin, her genius laying in her fascination with flavours and how they work together. To this end, her INNOVATION WORKSHOP during Bar Week will talk through her creative process.

Alongside the Hendrick’s Hot Gin Punch Tournament, this workshop typifies Hendrick’s keen focus of bartender advocacy. Through providing unusual and rare liquids to continually create unfamiliar tasting experiences for curious individuals, Hendricks Gin continues its strong partnership with bartender communities.

At the workshop, bartenders will taste through a number of Lesley’s experiments and innovations with a number of liquids never before tasted, let alone in Australia. Throughout, Lesley will speak of creating connections between liquids, developing concepts to reality and manipulates the perception of texture as she builds flavours together to create award winning combinations.


Looking at this process and the results of her innovations past, present and future, bartenders will learn how her insights can help inform the creative process that happens in their own bars.

All of this, combined with the opportunity to pick the brain of one of the world’s innovative master distillers, makes this an opportunity not be to missed.

What: Hendrick’s Innovation Workshop
Date: Tuesday, 19th September
Time: 12midday – 2pm
Venue: The Barber Shop, 89 York St Sydney
An intimate TASTING EXPERIENCE that gives a chance to taste rare, previously undiscovered liquids led by Hendrick’s Master Distiller, Miss Lesley Gracie and the Global Ambassador.

Looking at the process and results of her INNOVATIONS past, present and future, and how her insights can help inform the CREATIVE PROCESS that happens in bars.

This is just one of the 22-plus events taking pace during Sydney Bar Week, which is only weeks away from kicking off. Check out the full timetable and RSVP and get tickets to the events at — hurry though, as spaces are filling up.

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