It was great to head down to Melbourne to host the Indie Spirits Tasting at The Craft & Co in Melbourne on the weekend. We had a great turn out of exhibitors and both consumers and the trade spent an afternoon tasting some really great booze from over 30 exhibitors.
Indie Spirits Tasting
The Indie Spirits Tasting for Perth, Brisbane, and Sydney.
After what feels like a COVID-induced eternity, we are really excited to announce that the Indie Spirits Tasting will be making its return to Melbourne this Sunday, 8th May, the first event since 2019.
Starting out as a humble little distillery in the suburb of Fyshwick, Canberra in 2017 Big River has continued to rapidly grow and boom since opening its doors to the public in 2018.
Our first-in, best-dressed seminars are always a big hit with attendees to Indie Spirits Tasting events. This year’s seminars will be hosted by Cara Devine, and will cover the hottest topics in the drinks world featuring some of the leading voices in distilling.
The Indie Spirits Tasting is coming back to Melbourne and The Craft & Co. in Collingwood on Sunday, 8th May. We want to see you there so we are offering 50 free tickets to the Melbourne bar industry, to the first people to simply click the link and register.
This year’s line-up of exhibitors is amazing! If you love vermouth, gin, rum, liqueurs, rye whiskey or Australian single malts, then this is the show for you. We have 30 exhibitors signed up with more than 100 products on offer. The line up includes local craft distillers like Goodradigbee, Tara Distillery, Archie Rose, Never Never Distilling Co, JimmyRum and more as well as importers of craft international products. Get your early bird tickets now.
It’s International Women’s Day today so we wanted to showcase one of the Australian drinks industry inspiring women – Ally Ayres from Karu Distillery. This ground-breaking female business woman and youngest ever female owner of a distillery to curate award-winning gin, shares her story of how she navigated and conquered this typically male-dominated industry.
The craft spirit industry here in Australia is incredible. When asked why, co-founder of Never Never Distilling, Sean Baxter said: “We are often asked about why there is such a level of excellence by our international producer mates when it comes to the Australian craft spirits scene and I always say it’s down to our capacity to work as an industry for the greater good.
Indie Spirits Tasting, proudly presented by Australian Bartender Magazine, launched in 2015, and we are thrilled that the event is coming back to Melbourne and The Craft & Co. in Collingwood on Sunday, 8th May.
We are locked in for 3-7 September 2022 with all the usual suspects returning, including the 21st year of the Bartender Magazine Bar Awards, the Indie Spirits Tasting, the Business of Bars Conference, as well as a slew of other events put on by our sponsors and bar partners.
The results are in and we’re excited to announce that Archie Rose Single Malt Whisky has taken out the top spot in our inaugural Bartender Magazine Hottest 100 Aussie Spirits Countdown.
Vote now to be a part of the 2nd Annual Hottest 100 Aussie Spirits countdown to find Australia’s favourite local spirit brand!