It’s been a while since Sydney has been able to enjoy industry events, but as restrictions continue to ease, The Whisky Show is seeking to change that.

The Whisky Show: Breakout Edition will be a smaller format in-person Whisky Show, held over five different sessions across the 12th-13th of November. In each two hour session, up to 60 whisky lovers and enthusiasts will be able to explore intimate tastings with more than 40 different whiskies featured.

David Ligoff, Founder of The Whisky Show, said this bonus show will be different to other in-person festivals that The Whisky Show has held, but will still offer the same opportunities.

“We have capped each session to only 60 tickets, meaning less crowds and more time to enjoy whisky. There will be plenty of seating available and time to enjoy the whisky per stand,” he said.

“We’re super excited with this whisky show to welcome back Scottish whisky distilleries Bunnahabhain, Deanston, and Tobermory/Ledaig, each having a dedicated stand. It’s been several years since they’ve presented at the show with some truly unique bottlings available to taste.

“With every Whisky Show, we try to always have something for everyone, regardless of where you are in your whisky journey. With this show we’ve got some new independent bottlers from Scotland presenting, similarly some unique whiskey from United States with rye, bourbon and wheat expressions, a few unique Aussie distilleries as we always like to highlight new and exciting local whiskies, including a couple distilleries from Tasmania flying up. Lots of exciting whisky to try!”

Like The Whisky Show in May this year, the breakout edition will have a COVID warden and plenty of sanitiser on-site, and will require attendees to check in on arrival. Per NSW government regulations, ticket holders will have to provide vaccination evidence (or a medical exemption).

The different setup of this new show hasn’t seemed to deter people yet, with 50 per cent of tickets sold overnight after the show’s announcement.

“These shows are always in high demand with whisky enthusiasts knowing they’re great value for money with tickets only $99 each. Attendees get to try a diverse selection of whiskies, and it’s been fantastic to see Sydneysiders jump at the chance to visit a physical whisky show again. Always a pleasure seeing everyone’s smiling faces and engaging in deep conversations with each whisky brand. If you’ve never attended one but enjoy whisky, it’s highly worth it,” Ligoff said.

More information on the show can be found on The Whisky List website.

Brydie Allen

Brydie Allen is the Editor of National Liquor News. She has been with Food and Beverage Media since 2019, when she joined the company as a journalist across National Liquor News, Bars & Clubs, The...

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