By Suzan Ryan, editor bars&clubs
The Balvenie will open its pop-up Craft Bar in Sydney on Monday November 17 to celebrate Australian craftsmanship and the world’s most handcrafted single malt Scotch whisky, The Balvenie.
The pop-up bar will transform into a Museum of Craft where visitors can admire the diverse handiwork of 12 craftspeople within a shared space while listening to music made with handmade instruments and sipping on the Balvenie range.
The Balvenie range of single malts was created by David Stewart, The Balvenie Malt Master. The Balvenie is the only distillery that grows its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings and keeps both coppersmiths and coopers on site – making The Balvenie the most handcrafted of malts.
Having coopers on site at the distillery allows David Stewart to work closely with them to make new types of wood finishes.
Craftspeople showcasing work at The Balvenie Craft Bar include: Allan Tomkins, guitar maker; Mark Riley, surfboard maker; Keith Marshall, bicycle maker; Cinnamon Lee, metal worker; Andrew McDonald, show maker; David Cummins, furniture maker; Senden Blackwood, stone sculptor; Nick Haddow, cheese maker; Andrew Simpson, boat builder; David Sleishman, drum maker; Cali Anderson, book binder; and Daniel Jones, tailor.
The Balvenie Craft Bar is open Monday November 17 to Thursday November 20, between 4pm and 6pm, and located at Zenith Interiors (Lansdowne Street entrance), corner of Lansdowne and Marlborough Sts, Surry Hills.
Buy tickets to The Balvenie craft bar HERE.