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.

FIVE 3 HOUR TASTING SESSIONS

Over 3 Days

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Friday 10 May

5:30pm – 9.00pm

Only available with an Any Session Ticket.

Saturday 11 May

10:00am – 1:00pm

Saturday 11 May

2pm – 5:00pm

Only available with an Any Session Ticket.

Saturday 11 May

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Sunday 12 May

11:00am – 2:00pm

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.

SOLD OUT
BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON
FRIDAY 5:00PM
PLANTERAY RUM
SOLD OUT
BILL LARK WHISKY
SOLD OUT
ESTER SPIRITS NEGRONI
SOLD OUT
GINS OF THE WORLD
SATURDAY 5:30PM
VERMOUTH – ITALY vs SPAIN
SATURDAY 5:30PM
BUMBU RUM
JUST ADDED! SUNDAY 10:30AM
ESPRESSO MARTINIS

PLANTERAY RUM
Sealander Masterclass

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

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

ESTER SPIRITS NEGRONI
A Journey

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

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

ESPRESSO MARTINIS
with Kendor Distillery

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

HAVE A DRINK ON US while discovering SYDNEY’S BAR SCENE!

PRE EVENT OFFER!

ALL Sydney Spirits Festival ticket holders are offered one FREE G&T per ticket at some of Sydney’s most exciting bars. April 2 – May 9.

WHAT’S

Included

  • 3 Hour Tasting Sessions

  • Various Foods for Purchase

  • Complimetary Long Rays Mixers

  • All Spirit Samples Included

  • 50 Distillers to Meet

  • 148+ Brands to Taste

  • Free Tote Bags for Purchases
  • Tasting Glasses to Keep

  • Masterclass Upgrade for $40

STARS

of the festival

STARS

of the festival

Grazia di Franco

With a vibrant mix of Swedish and Sicilian heritage, Grazia Di Franco has ventured across the globe, leaving her mark on the international bar scene. From Italy to Miami, Amsterdam to Sydney, she has embarked on a journey driven by her passion for exploration and discovery.

Grazia is holding a Planteray Rum Sealander Masterclass on Friday 10 May… LEARN MORE

Prohibition Liquor Co.

Under the guidance of Head Distiller Hugh Lumsden, Prohibition Liquor source only the finest quality botanicals to create a unique range of hand-crafted gins. With flavour profiles featuring exotic combinations of traditional ingredients from across the globe, their gins are distilled with locally sourced, native Australian botanicals.

You can find Hugh behind the Prohibition Liquor stall at stand 37.

Turner Stillhouse

Multi award winning Turner Stillhouse’s Founder and Distiller, Justin Turner, is an American in Tasmania. He married a Tasmanian from a multi-generational farming family and has cultivated an obsession with Tasmanian spirits and food ever since. He founded Turner Stillhouse to create consistently awesome spirits. He brings creativity to his recipes while working within the tradition of fine Tasmanian distilling.

You can find Justin on stand 39.

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.

Justin Strzadala

Justin Strzadala serves as the Country Manager for Sovereign Brands, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. With a passion for spirits and a dedication to excellence, Justin leads the team in delivering top-quality products and memorable experiences to consumers.

Join Justin and have fun with Bumbu Rum masterclass Saturday 12 May. LEARN MORE

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
Asian Cusine
Italian Cuisine
Japanese Style Cusine
Thai Cuisine
Mexican Tacos
Spanish Paella
Pasta Dishes
Oysters
Deli Goods
Cheese
…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.

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 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.