Whisky Fair Coming to Sydney in September


Whisky enthusiasts, mark your diaries. The Sydney Whisky Fair 2013 presented by the Oak Barrel is back for the fourth year on 6th & 7th September. The event will feature over 30 of the world’s leading distilleries with more than 150 whiskies to taste.

This year’s selection has been curated around artisan producers and micro distilleries (Balcones, Koval, High West and Belgrove Distillery), independent bottlings (Gordon & MacPhail and Adelphi) and hard to find releases.

A private bottling of Overeem Port Finish 43%, currently maturing at the Oak Barrel premises will be available to taste and purchase in limited quantities. A single cask bottling of Longmorn 21 Year Old created exclusively for the Oak Barrel will be on taste and as well as Jim Murray’s top three ‘2013 World Whisky of the Year’ award winners, Thomas H Handy Rye, William Larue Weller and Ballantine’s 17 Year Old.

Woodford Reserve will be serving prohibition era cocktails and this year will see the return of the popular “Ode to a Haggis” performance.

The VIP hour has already sold out so get your tickets fast from before the event sells out.

When: Friday 6th  Sept 5-8pm; Saturday 7th September 1-4pm; 6-9pm
Where: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney
Cost: $60 for members, $70 for non-members – includes a take home Whisky Fair-embossed Glencairn glass

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.