Bar operators, owners and bartenders are reminded to register for the Australian Whisky Show, taking place this Saturday, 25 March and which promises the largest gathering of Australian whisky in 2023.
Over 100 Australian whiskies will be on offer at the Pullman Hotel, Albert Park in Melbourne with two four-hour sessions to choose from: Midday to 4pm and then 5pm to 9pm.
On entry, ticket holders receive a tasting glass, and then have 4 hours to visit each distillery’s stand and sample the whiskies and spirits they have on pour. There’s over 30 Australian whisky distilleries confirmed. The show will also have a rare whisky bar, a pop-up shop where you can score a deal on your favourite bottles to take home, a variety of bar food options including burgers and chips, and live music.
David Ligoff, founder of The Whisky Show told The Shout: “While we’ve increased capacity this year, we’ve sold over 80 per cent of tickets. It will be a sell-out event once again – a real testament for the demand of whisky drinkers wanting to try local.
“A huge thanks to our partners, Australian Distillers Association for their continued support and all the Australian distillers exhibiting. If you’ve never attended one of our whisky festivals before, our mission has always been to make these the best value for money tasting experiences in Australia.
“There are always new whiskies to try, and our guests are always surprised on their first visit. Many return for many years after bringing new friends. We hope to see you on Saturday.”
The Australian Whisky Show is held in partnership with the Australian Distillers Association, the peak industry body for Australian distillers. They host an annual trade conference to bring together the talent of the Australian distilling industry. With so many distillers flying into Melbourne for this industry event, the idea was hatched to kick it off with a consumer-facing festival to celebrate the amazing whisky producing nation that Australia has become.
Paul McLeay, Australian Distillers Chief Executive said: “The success of last year’s Australian Whisky Show reflects how much the industry has matured in the last few years. The calibre of whiskies on taste was world class, and demand for locally distilled product has grown so much that we have had to triple the event’s capacity this year.
“The Australian whisky terroir produces unique and diverse flavours, and the show is a wonderful opportunity to experience and truly appreciate the distinct flavour profiles produced by distilleries from all over the nation.”
Confirmed Australian distilleries and independent bottlers include: Amber Lane Distillery, Archie Rose Distilling Co., Bakery Hill Distillery, Belgrove Distillery, Cape Byron Distillery, Chiefs Son Distillery, Coastal Stone Whisky, Craft Works Distillery, Cut Hill Distillery, Eden Whisky, Furneaux Distillery, Gospel Whiskey, Hellyers Road Distillery, Hobart Whisky, Iniquity Whisky, Launceston Distillery, Le Fevre Spirits Co, Limeburners Whisky, Lower Marsh Distillery, Morris Whisky, Overeem Whisky, NED, Old Kempton Distillery, Remnant Whisky Co., Riverbourne Distillery, Spring Bay Distillery, Waubs Harbour Distillery, Whisky Candles, and Whisky in Isolation.
Tickets are available now and at time of publishing, over 80 per cent of available tickets have been sold.
Tickets are $125.00 each – save $25 when using AUSSIE2023 at checkout for 20 per cent discount.