OVERSEAS PASSENGER TERMINAL
SYDNEY COVE

This specialised and diverse collection is the largest of its kind in Australia featuring 148 brands of whisk(e)y, gin, soju, schnapps, rum, vodka, vermouth, grappa, tequila, liqueurs, fortified wines and more.

All spirits will be available for tasting and samples are included in your ticket.

Bottle sales are available from all stands and a range of food will be available for purchase.

STARS

of the festival

STARS

of the festival

Buffalo Trace Whiskey

For nearly 250 years, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been defined by a dedication to one craft: making fine bourbon whiskey. By honoring tradition and embracing change, Buffalo Trace Distillery has earned its place of leadership among the legendary spirit makers of the world and is now the world’s most awarded distillery.

Find Brand Ambassador and bourbon expert extraordinaire Gee David on stand 27.

Lark Distilling

Explore the rich history & flavours of LARK’s award-winning Classic Cask whisky, an approachable single malt with a complex edge. Also on show will be LARK’s Tasmanian Peated, a lighter way to enjoy peated whisky using peat from LARK’s very own spot in the Tasmanian Central Highlands.

Find the Godfather of Australian Whisky Bill Lark on Stand 7 where he will be signing bottles.

Hickson House

Taste and chat to Mikey Enright, one of Australia’s best known and awarded spirits personalities. He and his team will be pouring samples of their award-winning gins and their new whiskies. Hear about their three high profile Sydney bars: Hickson House, The Barbershop and the Duke of Clarence. Take a winner home!

You can find Mikey on stand 35.

Mama Kim’s Kitchen

Mama Kim’s Kitchen is serving gourmet Japanese delicacies at stand 9 right next to Hoju Soju Sake on Stand 8.
Try that as a food pairing for a piece of bliss!
When not at the festival Mama Kim has her kitchen and Tapas del Mar at beautiful Huskissson on the NSW south coast.

You can find Mama Kim’s Kitchen at stand 9.

Ester Spirits

The highly awarded Ester Spirits gang will be led by husband and wife team Corinna and Felix. Negroni and Strong Gin are their specialties and they will also be serving their new award-winning White Cane (rum) spirit. Don’t go past stand 40 without a chat and a taste! It will be unforgettable!

Meet Corinna and Felix on stand 40 to try their award winning gins.

Taylor & Smith

Taste the Tasmanian spirit at Stand 10 right next to the Sydney Oysters stand!
Ben Taylor and Natalie Smith are offering tastes of their new Honey Gin plus Whisky and Negroni. Also don’t forget to ask for their Dirty Martini and a little bit of Hanky Panky!

You can find Ben & Natalie at stand 10 where you can pair their spirits with a Sydney Oyster.

Spirits & Food Pairings

Try tequila with Mexican tacos or one of the many G&Ts paired to paella. Sip Boutique-y Whisky with oysters and try an Italian fortified wine with some Italian pasta.

Tasty Masterclasses

Interested in a masterclass by Bill Lark – Australia’s Godfather of Whisky? Or dive into a double vermouth class, a triple gin or a fun rum class or a turbo charged negroni journey. Read on for bookings.

50 Spirits Festival Stands

Prepare your taste buds for a mix of 50 International and Aussie stands showcasing hundreds of spirits and tasty foods. All samples are included in the ticket price.

This specialised and diverse collection is the largest of its kind in Australia featuring 148 brands of whisk(e)y, gin, soju, rum, schnapps, vodka, vermouth, grappa, tequila, liqueurs, fortified wines and more.

All spirits will be available for tasting and included in your ticket.
Whisk(e)y is the largest component and comprises American, Scotch and Australian single malts plus Bourbon whiskey and more.

A range of food will be available for purchase.

Spirits & Food Pairings

Try Tequila with Mexican Tacos or one of the many G&Ts paired to Paella. Sip Boutiquey Whisky with Oysters and try an Italian Fortified wine with some Italian Pasta.

Spirits & Food Pairings

Try Tequila with Mexican Tacos or one of the many G&Ts paired to Paella. Sip Boutiquey Whisky with Oysters and try an Italian Fortified wine with some Italian Pasta.

4 Tasty Masterclasses

Interested in a masterclass by Bill LarkAustralia’s Godfather of Whisky? Or dive into a double Vermouth class, a triple gin class or a turbo charged Negroni journey. Read on for bookings.

Tasty Masterclasses

Interested in a masterclass by Bill Lark – Australia’s Godfather of Whisky? Or dive into a double vermouth class, a triple gin or a fun rum class or a turbo charged negroni journey. Read on for bookings.

50 Spirits Festival Stands

Prepare your taste buds for a mix of 50 International and Aussie stands showcasing hundreds of spirits and tasty foods. All drinks are included in the ticket price.

50 Spirits Festival Stands

Prepare your taste buds for a mix of 50 International and Aussie stands showcasing hundreds of spirits and tasty foods. All drinks are included in the ticket price.

SPIRITS & FOODS

Showcase

SPIRITS
Irish Whisky
Scottish Whisky
American Whisky
Australian Whisky
Japanese Whisky
Bourbon
Rum
Vodka
Gins of the world
Tequila & Mezcal
Vermouth
Negroni
Schnapps
Limoncello
Coffee Liqueurs
Liqueurs
Fortified Wines
Aperitif and Digestif
Japanese Sake
Irish Poitin
Grappa
Soju
…and more

FOODS
Chinese Noodles
Italian Cuisine
Japanese Sushi
Thai Cuisine
Mexican Foods
Spanish Tacos
Australian Fusion
Oysters
Deli Goods
…and more

*Food will be available to purchase and there will also be some free samples on offer subject to availability.  All drink samples are included in the ticket price.

SPIRITS & FOODS

Showcase

SPIRITS
Irish Whiskey
Scottish Whisky
American Whiskey
Australian Whiskey
Japanese Whisky
Bourbon
Rum
Vodka
Gins of the world
Tequila
Vermouth

Negroni
Schnapps
Limoncello
Coffee Liqueurs
Liqueurs
Fortified Wines
Aperitif and Digestif
Japanese Sake
Irish Poitin
Grappa
Mezcal
Soju

FOODS
Chinese Noodles
Italian Cuisine
Japanese Sushi
Thai Cuisine
Mexican Tacos
Spanish Paella
Australian Fusion
Oysters
Deli Goods
…and more

*Food will be available to purchase and there will also be some free samples on offer subject to availability. All drink samples are included in the ticket price.

Take a break and enjoy the Schibello Coffee Roasters pop up espresso & cannoli bar

Be tempted to a spirit infused cannoli on the balcony with your coffee and take in the best view in the world!

Take a break and enjoy the Schibello Coffee Roasters pop up espresso & cannoli bar

Be tempted to a spirit infused cannoli on the balcony with your coffee and take in the best view in the world!

Take a break and enjoy the Schibello Coffee Roasters pop up espresso & cannoli bar

Be tempted to a spirit infused cannoli on the balcony with your coffee and take in the best view in the world!

Jump the Queue with a VIP ticket
Saturday 11 May, 2pm – 5pm SOLD OUT

Only 150 tickets available. $110 includes VIP express entry, complimentary coffee and cannoli.

Jump the Queue SOLD OUT
Saturday 11 May, 2pm – 5pm session

Only 150 tickets available. $110 includes VIP express entry, complimentary coffee and cannoli.

Jump the Queue with a VIP ticket
Saturday 11 May, 2pm – 5pm session SOLD OUT

Only 150 tickets available. $110 includes VIP express entry, complimentary coffee and cannoli.

FIVE 3 HOUR SESSIONS

Over 3 Days

All spirits samples are included in the cost of your ticket. Bottles are available for take home purchases. Tote bags and tasting glasses are provided free of cost.

Six food stands feature gourmet treats fashioned to match popular spirits.

Amazing masterclasses to choose from

Bourbon, Whisky, Gin, Vermouth, Rum and Negroni masterclasses available now.

Each class attracts an extra $40 cost and there are only 40 tickets per class.

FIVE 3 HOUR SESSIONS

Over 3 Days

All spirits samples are included in the cost of your ticket. Bottles are available for take home purchases. Tote bags and tasting glasses are provided free of cost.

Six food stands feature gourmet treats fashioned to match popular spirits.

Amazing masterclasses to choose from

Bourbon, Whisky, Gin, Vermouth, Rum and Negroni masterclasses available now.

Each class attracts an extra $40 cost and there are only 40 tickets per class.

FIVE 3 HOUR SESSIONS

Over 3 Days

All spirits samples are included in the cost of your ticket. Bottles are available for take home purchases. Tote bags and tasting glasses are provided free of cost.

Six food stands feature gourmet treats fashioned to match popular spirits.

Amazing masterclasses to choose from

Bourbon, Whisky, Gin, Vermouth, Rum and Negroni masterclasses available now.

Each class attracts an extra $40 cost and there are only 40 tickets per class.

30 MINUTE MASTERCLASSES

Live, love and learn with the masters!!

Which canapés with your favourite spirit? Find out!

The 30 minute masterclasses on sale now feature BOURBON, WHISKY, GIN, VERMOUTH, RUM or NEGRONI.

The cost: $120 includes the following 3 hour tasting session.

Are you interested in a helping of whisky masterclass by Australia’s Whisky superstar Bill Lark or maybe an all-American cocktail masterclass with the legendary Buffalo Trace? Or maybe a taste through the World of Gin from Japan, Italy and Germany sparks your interest? Or do you yearn to dive into a Spanish and Italian vermouth class – how do they compare? What about having some fun with Bumbu Rum?
Did you know that negroni matches best with spicy Salami? Why not ask Ester’s head distiller Felix Clark.

Which canapés with your favourite spirit? Find out!

The 30 minute masterclasses on now feature BOURBON, WHISKY, GIN, VERMOUTH, RUM and NEGRONI.

The cost: $120 includes the following 3 hour tasting session.

Are you interested in a helping of whisky masterclass by Australia’s Whisky superstar Bill Lark or maybe an all-American cocktail masterclass with the legendary Buffalo Trace? Or maybe a taste through the World of Gin from Japan, Italy and Germany sparks your interest? Or do you yearn to dive into a Spanish and Italian vermouth class – how do they compare? What about having some fun with Bumbu Rum?
Did you know that negroni matches best with spicy Salami? Why not ask Ester’s head distiller Felix Clark.

FRIDAY 5:00PM
BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON
FRIDAY 5:00PM
BILL LARK WHISKY
SATURDAY 1:30PM
ESTER SPIRITS NEGRONI
SATURDAY 1:30PM
BILL LARK WHISKY
SATURDAY 5:30PM
GINS OF THE WORLD
SATURDAY 5:30PM
VERMOUTH – ITALY vs SPAIN
SUNDAY 10:30AM
BUMBU RUM

BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON MASTERCLASS

Friday 10 May.
5.00pm – 5.30pm.
Mezzanine Level

BILL LARK Two of his Best WHISKY MASTERCLASS

Friday 10 May.
5.00pm – 5.30pm.
Mezzanine Level

ESTER SPIRITS NEGRONI
A Journey

Saturday 11 May.
1.30pm – 2.00pm.
Mezzanine Level

BILL LARK Two of his Best WHISKY MASTERCLASS

Saturday 11 May.
1.30pm – 2.00pm.
Mezzanine Level

GINS OF THE WORLD
Japanese, Italian & German

Saturday 11 May.
5.30pm – 6.00pm.
Mezzanine Level

VERMOUTH Italian and Spanish – compare the two

Saturday 11 May.
5.30pm – 6.00pm.
Mezzanine Level

Have fun with
BUMBU RUM

Sunday 12 May.
10.30am – 11.00am.
Mezzanine Level

FIVE 3 HOUR  TASTING

Sessions

Level 3. Have your ticket ready for scanning.

Friday 10 May

5:30pm – 9.00pm

Saturday 11 May

10:00am – 1:00pm

2:00pm – 5:00pm

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Sunday 12 May

11:00am – 2:00pm

FIVE 3  HOUR  TASTING

Sessions

Level 3. Have your ticket ready for scanning.

Friday 10 May

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday 11 May

10:00am – 1:00pm

2:00pm – 5:00pm

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Sunday 12 May

12:00pm – 3:00pm

FESTIVAL

Highlights

Unleash your Inner Spirit

Try something new and expect the unexpected. With such a large range of international and boutique distillers bringing their award winning products to the festival you are bound to try something that you have never had before.
Ever tried German or Japanese gin? American peanut butter whisky? Greek vermouth or cachaça? Do you know what agave is? Have you tried a gold medal Aussie negroni? No, well here’s your chance. Who knows, you may find a new favourite drink!

Food Glorious Food

Love sake, soju and Japanese noodles?, love rum? oysters? vodka? Love Mexican tacos and tequila? Well then, you’re in for a treat. The Sydney Spirits Festival is bringing together a diverse range of food and spirits for you to sample and savour all in one place. There will be tasty morsels to sample as well as a variety of international cuisines to purchase. When you want a break from spirits take to the outdoor Schibello Coffee Café overlooking the best harbour in the world. Oh and don’t forget the brandy cannoli.

Festival of Taste

The venue will be set up to be a giant taste theatre. The distillers and chefs have been encouraged to unleash their inner spirit and dress up for the festival, think safari suits and big wigs, Mexican sombreros and velvet suits… the festival is all about having fun and trying something new. The event is being held in the Customs Hall at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay.
The masterclasses are two minutes away on the Mezzanine floor below. Class numbers are limited.

FESTIVAL

Highlights

Unleash your Inner Spirit

Try something new and expect the unexpected. With such a large range of international and boutique distillers bringing their award winning products to the festival you are bound to try something that you have never had before.
Ever tried German or Japanese gin? American Peanut butter whisky? Greek Vermouth or Cachaça? Do you know what Agave is? Have you tried a gold medal Aussie Negroni? No, well here’s your chance. Who knows, you may find a new favourite drink!

Food Glorious Food

Love Sake, Soju and Japanese noodles?, love Rum? Oysters? Vodka? Love Mexican tacos and tequila? Well then, you’re in for a treat. The Sydney Spirits Festival is bringing together a diverse range of food and spirits for you to sample and savour all in one place. There will be tasty morsels to sample as well as a variety of international cuisines to purchase. When you want a break from spirits take to the outdoor Schibello Coffee Café overlooking the best harbour in the world. Oh and don’t forget the brandy cannoli!

Festival of Taste

The venue will be set up to be a giant taste theatre. The distillers and chefs have been encouraged to unleash their inner spirit and dress up for the festival, think safari suits and big wigs, Mexican sombreros and velvet suits… the festival is all about having fun and trying something new. The event is being held in the Customs Hall at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay.
The masterclasses are two minutes away on the Mezzanine floor below. Class numbers are limited.

WHAT’S

Included

  • 3 Hour Tasting Sessions
  • Various foods for purchase
  • Complimetary Long Rays Mixers

  • All Spirit Tastings Included
  • 40 Distillers to Meet
  • 148+ Brands to taste
  • Free Tote Bags for Purchases
  • Free Tasting Glasses to Keep
  • Masterclass (Upgrade for $40 )

WHAT’S

Included

  • 3 Hour Tasting Sessions

  • Various Foods for Purchase

  • Complimetary Long Rays Mixers

  • All Spirit Samples Included

  • 40 Distillers to Meet
  • 148+ Brands to Taste

  • Free Tote Bags for Purchases
  • Tasting Glasses to Keep

  • Masterclass Upgrade for $40

WHAT’S

Included

  • 3 Hour Tasting Sessions

  • Various foods for purchase

  • Complimetary Long Rays Mixers

  • All Spirit Tastings Included
  • 40 Distillers to Meet
  • 148+ Brands to taste

  • Free Tote Bags for Purchases
  • Tasting Glasses to Keep

  • Masterclass (Upgrade for $40 )

BRING

The Party!

Sydney Spirits Festival encourages all alcohol to be enjoyed responsibly.

Having trouble getting tickets?

FREQUENTLY ASKED

Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED

Questions

Your ticket grants you entry to the tasting session specified on your ticket and includes a tote bag for take-home purchases and a tasting glass for your tastings and to keep. All distillers will be running tastings throughout the session and all tastings are included in your ticket price.

There is no limit to the amount of spirits you can sample however we highly suggest that you pace yourself over the 3 hour session. The distillers will pour a small sample into your tasting glass and you can either add your own Long Rays mixer or sample it neat. There will also be a spittoon at each stand should you wish to mouth sample only.

Drunken and abusive behaviour will not be tollerated and at our discretion anyone deemed to be intoxicated will be escorted from the venue.

If you have lost or are having trouble finding your ticket, go to Eventbrite and login with your email address and password. You will be able to resend your ticket/s to your email address or print them out from your account. Please contact hello@sydneyspiritsfestival.com if you are still having issues.
Yes, you can give your ticket to whoever you like as long as they are over the age of 18. There is no need to change the name on the ticket. You will not be refused entry if you are not the person named on the ticket however they will still be required to check in with the ticket.
No, all attendees must be 18 years or older and must have a ticket for the event.
Your ticket will include the start time and duration of your tasting session. This information is also available on Eventbrite. If you are late, you will not be allowed to stay for the following session. Please note that final samples will be served 15 minutes prior to the end of the session to give you time to finish your drinks, finalise your purchases, and make your way to the exit.
Yes! You may buy bottles of spirits from the distillers to enjoy at home. No purchased bottles are to be consumed at the venue at any time.
Water, tonic and soda are included in the ticket and will be available during every tasting session.
Card is preferred for purchases at the event. All distillers and food vendors will accept EFTPOS payments.

Yes, our events are wheelchair accessible. Events taking place in multi-level buildings will have lifts available if needed.

Given that this is a licensed event we recommend utilising the wide range of public transport available in this area. Please consider ferries, trains, busses and of course Uber. There is a parking station adjacent to the venue. Please Google parking at the Rocks for further details, availability and costs.

Refunds are only issued if you request a refund 30 days prior to the event or if the event is cancelled. If you can no longer attend, you may give or sell your ticket to another person. Tickets are fully transferable for the same session on the scheduled day. To request a refund go to your Eventbrite accounts dashboard to request a refund.