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Discover a World of Flavours:Sydney Spirits Festival Makes Its Grand Debut

Sydney Spirits Festival

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Sydney is set to host the inaugural Sydney Spirits Festival from 10-12 May 2024 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney Cove. This event marks the largest and most diverse gathering of its kind in Australia, showcasing a remarkable array of 148 brands spanning whisk(e)y, gin, soju, schnapps, rum, agave, vodka, vermouth, grappa, tequila, liqueurs, fortified wines, and more.

Unleash Your Inner Spirit with Exotic Tastes and Rare Finds

The festival promises an extraordinary journey for the senses, offering attendees the opportunity to explore rare and award-winning spirits from international and boutique distillers. Guests can expect to indulge in unique flavours, including German and Japanese gin, American peanut butter whisky, Greek vermouth, Brazilian cachaça, and Australian gold medal-winning negronis. This is a chance to discover and fall in love with new favourites.

Meet the Stars of the Spirits World

Sydney Spirits Festival

Highlighting the festival are appearances by renowned figures in the spirits industry:

  • Tasmanian Bill Lark, Australia's "Godfather of Whisky," will be offering samples and signing bottles at stand 7.

  • Gee David from Buffalo Trace Distillery, an American bourbon expert, will be pouring samples of world-famous bourbon.

  • Mikey Enright of Hickson House will showcase his award-winning gin and whisky.

  • Ester Spirits, led by Corinna and Felix, will introduce attendees to their innovative negroni styles and their new Cane Rum.

Gastronomic Delights and Exclusive Offers

In addition to spirits, the festival boasts a range of culinary experiences:

  • HUGO exclusive VODKA offers tastings and a special Caviar Bump with every bottle purchase.

  • A diverse selection of international cuisines, including Japanese noodles, Mexican tacos, gourmet oysters, and more.

  • Schibello Coffee Café presents a serene spot overlooking Sydney Harbour, perfect for a break with brandy cannoli and premium coffee.

Sydney Spirits Festival

Five Engaging Sessions Over Three Days

The festival is organised into five 3-hour sessions, each offering a unique experience:

  • All spirit samples are included in the ticket price, with bottles available for purchase.

  • Complimentary tote bags and tasting glasses are provided.

  • Six food stands feature gourmet treats designed to complement popular spirits.

  • Exclusive masterclasses on Bourbon, Whisky, Gin, Rum, Vermouth, and Negroni, each at an additional cost of $40, limited to 40 tickets per class.

  • Session Times and Ticket Information

General Tasting Sessions are priced at $80 per person, with an extra 30 minutes on Friday.

Premium Any Session tickets are available for $120.

Session Schedule:

Friday, 10 May: 5.30pm - 9pmSaturday, 11 May: 10am - 1pm / 2pm - 5pm / 6pm - 9pmSunday, 12 May: 11am - 2pm

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit


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