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.
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.
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.
One of our brand new exhibitors at this event is the Demoiselle Distillery – a local absinthe specialist. We asked their Distiller, Darran Baker a few questions about opening a distillery, making absinthe and his take on the local craft spirits industry.
If you score a ticket to the Indie Spirits Tasting, you'll get to meet this trio from Manly Spirits Co. Distillery — David Whittaker (Founder/director/distiller), Tim Stones (lead distiller), and Vanessa Wilton (Founder/Marketing Manager). Here, they tell us a bit about their own journey from dream to bottle.
The Never Never Distilling Co. was formed after three friends decided to join together, pool their cash and collective experiences, and buy a still. Having spent my entire adult life working in or around bars, I wanted to create something that celebrated what bartenders like to drink.
On Sunday May 29, a jam-packed crowd of passionate punters and keen hospitality types descended upon Lefty's Old Time Music Hall in Brisbane for the return of the Indie Spirits Tasting. The event, which is also staged in both Sydney and Perth, is all about great spirits and good times, and there was plenty of that in store in Brisbane.
The Indie Spirits Tasting Brisbane is on this Sunday at Lefty's. 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. Direct from the Margaret River in WA is the gin brand that is growing in popularity nationwide - West Winds Gin. Kiki Ward, Shipmate and brand ambassador, gave us some insight into the brand.
"When I described the path I took each month to collect the fresh botanicals the branding became obvious. I would travel through Nowhere Else, cross the Dasher River and arrive in Paradise to harvest fresh botanicals for Meadow Gin," says Dasher + Fisher gin Master Distiller George Burgess.