Sydney Spirits Festival makes debut

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Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey of taste and excitement at the inaugural Sydney Spirits Festival! From May 10th to 12th, 2024, the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney Cove will host the largest and most diverse gathering of its kind in Australia. With a remarkable array of 148 brands spanning whisk(e)y, gin, rum, vodka, tequila, and much more, this event is set to unleash your inner spirit and introduce you to a world of flavours.

Indulge in Rare Finds and Exotic Tastes

Prepare your taste buds for a tantalizing adventure as the festival brings together rare and award-winning spirits from around the globe. From German and Japanese gin to American peanut butter whisky, Greek vermouth, Brazilian cachaça, and Australian gold medal-winning negronis, there’s something to excite every palate. This is your chance to discover unique flavours and fall in love with new favorites that will leave a lasting impression.

Meet the Stars of the Spirits World

The Sydney Spirits Festival is not just about the drinks, but also about the incredible personalities behind them. Prepare to rub shoulders with renowned figures in the spirits industry who will be making special appearances throughout the event. Tasmanian Bill Lark, Australia’s “Godfather of Whisky,” will be offering samples and signing bottles at stand 7. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Gee David from Buffalo Trace Distillery, an American bourbon expert pouring samples of their world-famous bourbon. And make sure to visit Mikey Enright of Hickson House, who will showcase his award-winning gin and whisky. Ester Spirits, led by Corinna and Felix, will also be introducing attendees to their innovative negroni styles and their new Cane Rum. It’s an unrivaled chance to learn from the best and get a taste of their masterful creations.

Gastronomic Delights and Exclusive Offers

As you explore the spirits on offer, make sure to indulge in the culinary experiences that await you at the festival. From Japanese noodles to Mexican tacos, gourmet oysters, and more, there’s a diverse selection of international cuisines to satisfy your cravings. And don’t forget to visit HUGO exclusive VODKA, where you can enjoy tastings and receive a special Caviar Bump with every bottle purchase. For those seeking a moment of relaxation, Schibello Coffee Café presents a serene spot overlooking Sydney Harbour, offering brandy cannoli and premium coffee to recharge your spirits.

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Five Engaging Sessions Over Three Days

The Sydney Spirits Festival is organized into five 3-hour sessions, each offering a unique experience for attendees. General Tasting Sessions are priced at $80 per person, and all spirit samples are included in the ticket price, with bottles available for purchase. Plus, you’ll receive complimentary tote bags and tasting glasses to enhance your festival experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend exclusive masterclasses on Bourbon, Whisky, Gin, Rum, Vermouth, and Negroni, each at an additional cost of $40. These masterclasses are limited to only 40 tickets per class, so secure your spot early to gain deeper insights into your favorite spirits.

Session Times and Ticket Information

  • Friday, 10 May: 5:30pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, 11 May: 10am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm / 6pm – 9pm
  • Sunday, 12 May: 11am – 2pm

General Tasting Sessions are priced at $80 per person, with an extra 30 minutes added to the Friday session. If you’re looking for a premium experience, Premium Any Session tickets are available for $120. To purchase tickets and for more details about the event, visit the official website of Sydney Spirits Festival at

Get ready to discover a world of flavors, mingle with industry experts, and create unforgettable memories at the first-ever Sydney Spirits Festival. Don’t miss out on this grand debut! Cheers to an incredible experience that will leave you longing for more.