The Whiskey Roadshow is your chance to take whiskies from all over the world for a spin. Whether it’s bourbons and ryes from the USA, Scottish single malts, rare Japanese whiskies or homegrown Australian belters, the Whiskey Roadshow is a journey throughout the world of this great spirit.
It's the competition that takes the best bar backs from around the country and pits them against one another to see who is the best of them all.
If you like supporting small brands and uncovering little known gems then the Indie Spirits Tasting is tailor-made for you. The folks from La Cantina are showcasing their Del Professore range of vermouths and gins which are a collaboration between famous distiller Carlos Quaglia and the Jerry Thomas Project.
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.
One of those events is this Australian Aperitivo event, being held down by the water at Barangaroo in vermouth-focused bar, Banksii. Featuring the Australian likes of Maidenii, the Melbourne Gin Company, and Okar, you'll get an appreciation for how native botanicals can be employed in both food and drink.
There is a wealth of ingredients out there that are indigenous to Australia, and you'll be able to learn more about them at this masterclass during Bar Week hosted by Adelaide Hills Distillery and Something Wild.
Sydney Bar Week is less than five weeks away, and on Sunday the 17th of September, Bacardi is bringing some of Australia's best bartenders together in a BACARDÍ Classics Softball battle of the states.
There's no event quite like the Indie Spirits Tasting, and it rolls into Sydney in just five weeks time during Sydney Bar Week. Here's the killer stats: there's some 150-plus brands that will be available to taste on the day at Restaurant Hubert, with some 45 exhibitors and 25 — yep, count 'em — Australian distilleries being represented on the day.
"For me, starting a bourbon style distillery in Australia was always going to be a challenge but being a bourbon drinker, my passion was for the classic American style spirit. In addition, bourbon is the biggest selling spirit in Australia albeit monopolised by Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Wild Turkey. Add all this up with the industries “craft distillery” surge, the opportunities are there for us."
The Indie events have become a great platform for launching new brands into the market and we are thrilled that the team from Enoteca Sileno – who specialise in all things Italian – have chosen to launch their new range of Sardininan craft spirits at Sydney this year. The Silvio Carta range features three gins, a liqueur and a vermouth.