What’s On: The Whisky List launches Sydney Whisky Month, Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival, & more

May 14, 2024
By Cody Profaca

Sydney Whisky Month

The Whisky List, Australia’s largest online retailer dedicated to whisky, has announced the details of its first ever Sydney Whisky Month, building upon previous Sydney Whisky Week iterations.

The festival will officially begin on World Whisky Day this Saturday 18 May with the already sold out The Whisky Show Sydney. The Show will provide 1000+ attendees with the chance to sample from a range of 145 international whiskies across 35 exhibiting brands. The event will also feature live music, food trucks, a pop-up bottle shop, and an exclusive rare-whisky bar.

Other featured events include the Glen Moray Week from 20-25 May, the Stauning Week from 28 May to 2 June, and the Angel’s Envy Week from 4-8 June. 

“We’ve brought together Sydney’s best whisky bars, whisky brands and The Whisky Show this year for a month of epic whisky tastings and events,” said Oliver Maruda, The Whisky List’s Co-Founder.

“Something for everyone to try, regardless of whether you’re new to whisky or a seasoned whisky lover.” 

Sydney Whisky Month is The Whisky List’s first major show after acquiring The Whisky Show in January this year. 

A complete schedule of Sydney Whisky Month events includes:

Sydney Whisky Show
12-4pm or 5-9pm Saturday 18 May | OPT, The Rocks

Exclusive Glen Moray Launch with Global Ambassador Iain Allan
6:30pm Tuesday 21 May | Grain Bar

Rye & Records – Dining with Stauning Danish Whisky and Old-School Vinyls
6:30pm Wednesday 29 May | Hickson House

‘The Finishing Touches’ Whiskey Dinner with Angel’s Envy
7pm Wednesday 5 June | Eau de Vie

Tickets to the above events are available for purchase here.

Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival

The Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival is returning for 2024 on Saturday 13 July with a lineup spanning more than 50 wineries, distillers, and brewers. 

This includes a mix of both larger scale wine producers such as Margan, Pepper Tree, Allandale, Briar’s Ridge and Audrey Wilkinson along with boutique local wineries such as Gundog, Gartelman, Binet Family Wines and Elbourne Wines.

Also in the festival’s lineup is the Lovedale-based Sydney Brewery, Willie the Boatman and Hope Brewery for beer and Kissofire Hunter Valley Liqueurs, Pants Off Distillery and Bimbadgen’s Night Merchant Distillery for distilleries. 

A large range of artisan foods and produce and live music will round out the festival. 

Tickets are available for purchase here at $25 per person or at $35 on the day. Tickets include festival entry, first drink up to value of $8 free, memorabilia wine glass and access to the exhibitors and activities.

For more information visit here.

Pint of Origin

The Pint of Origin beer festival has returned to Melbourne for its 12th installment. The festival, which is self-described as “a choose-your-own-adventure pub crawl with bonuses and prizes on offer for the avid beer explorer,” is a showcase of the international beer scene. 

The 2024 event started on 10 May and will continue until this Sunday 19 May and includes 21 venues. While organised by The Crafty Pint, each partaking venue is in charge of its own program.

For a list of upcoming events, visit here.

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