Indie Spirits Tasting Melbourne is this Sunday (with a huge lineup of Aussie distillers)

The Indie Spirits Tasting during Sydney Bar Week last year. Photo: Christopher Pearce

The Indie Spirits Tasting is put on by the team from Australian Bartender, and takes place on Sunday 31 March — that’s this weekend — at The Craft & Co in Collingwood. There’s two tasting sessions happening on the day, but with session two sold out we’ve got just a dozen-odd tickets left to session one running from 12pm to 2:30pm: get your tickets now — click here to get yours.

There will be more than 150 independent bottlings from 37 suppliers on offer to taste, from producers both local and international — it’s also the largest gathering of Australian craft distilleries under one roof. Check out the exhibitors below.

  • Phil Bayly, Agave Love
  • Applewood Distillery (Applewood Gin, Applewood Okar, Applewood Red Okar)
  • Artisan Handcrafted (Rum Diary Spiced Rum , Patient Wolf Gin, Tequila Tromba)
  • Bacardi Martini (Rutte Old Simon Gin, Rutte Celery Gin, Santa Teresa Rum)
  • Cape Byron Distillery (Brookie’s Dry Gin, Brookie’s Slow Gin and one brand new product)
  • Cerbaco
  • Enoteca Sileno
  • Four Pillars Gin (Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin, Navy Strength Gin, Spiced Negroni Gin, Chardonnay Barrel No. 8 Gin, Sherry Cask No. 2 Gin)
  • Good Measure (Maidenii, Marionette & MGC)
  • Great Ocean Road Gin (Great Ocean Road Gin Guvvos (modern dry 41%) and Split Point Navy strength 57%)
  • Husk Distillers (Ink Gin, Spiced Bam Bam, Pure Cane)
  • Karu Distillery (Affinity Gin)
  • La Cantina (Vermouth del Professore Classico & Rosso, Gin del Professore Madame, Monsieur & Crocodile, Meletti Amaro, Marolo Amaro ‘Ulrich’, Quaglia Amaro Piemonte, Imperial Measures Ounce Gin ‘Signature’, Ounce Gin ‘Bold’ & Ruby Bitter Aperitif)
  • Lawrenny Estate Distilling (Lawrenny Van Diemen’s Gin, Lawrenny 1818 Settlers Gin)
  • Luxe Wine + Spirits (Elephant Gin, Cambridge Distillery Japanese Gin, Linie Aquavit)
  • Manly Spirits Co. (Australian Dry Gin, Coastal Citrus Gin, Marine Botanical Vodka, Terra Firma Botanical Vodka, Barrel Aged Gin)
  • Melbourne Moonshine (Sour Mash Shine, Sweet Tea Shine, Single Cask Shine, Apple Pie Shine, Memo Gin)
  • My Tradition Beverages
  • Navigli
  • Never Never Distilling Co (Never Never Triple Juniper Gin, Never Never Southern Strength Gin)
  • Noble Bootleggers Gins & bottled cocktails
  • Old Young’s Gin & Vodka
  • Pietro Gallo Estate Grappa di Prosecco, Pietro Gallo Estate Grappa al Caffè, Pietro Gallo Estate Liquore all’Aranica
  • Poor Toms Sydney Dry Gin, Poor Toms Fool Strength Gin, Poor Toms Strawberry Gin, Imbroglio Amaro by Poor Toms
  • Prohibition Gin, Prohibition Bathtub Cut Gin
  • Proof & Company (Plantation Rum, Kinahan’s Irish Whiskey)
  • Quittin’ Time (Doorly’s Barbados Rum & Foursquare Barbados Rum)
  • Seppeltsfield Road Distillers
  • Southtrade (666, Mr Black, Starward, Adelaide Hills Distillery)
  • The Craft & Co
  • The Pisco People (Cuatro G’s, Pisco Porton, Vinas de Oro, Pancho Fierro, De Carral)
  • Think Spirits (Pampelle, Italicus, Cargo Cult Spiced Rum, Cargo Cult Spiced Banana Rum, Stolen Rum – white, Gold & Smoked)
  • Vanguard Luxury Brands (Glenallachie & Bar Sol)
  • Vinosita Wine Merchants (Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Cocchi Americano Bianco, Cocchi Vino Chinato, Cappelletti Americano Rosso, Cappelletti Amaro Sfumato Rabarbaro, Liquore delle Sirene Bitter)
  • West Winds Gin (The West Winds The Cutlass, The West Winds The Broadside, The West Winds The Sabre)
  • White Light Vodka (White Light Vodka, WLV47, White Light Barrel Aged Vodke, GGG Gin)
  • Milton Rum Distillery (New Make Cane Spirit, Spiced Cane Spirit, The Dirty Bird)

Get your tickets now
What: Indie Spirits Tasting Melbourne
Date: Sunday 31 March, 2019
Where: The Craft & Co, 390 Smith Street, Collingwood
Session 1: from 12pm to 2.30pm
Session 2: from 3pm to 5.30pm SOLD OUT
Tickets: $55 plus booking fee — click here