UNLEASH YOUR INNER SPIRIT

Welcome to the Sydney Spirits Festival, a three-day event on 10-12 May 2024, dedicated to showcasing the finest Australian and International spirits.

Organized by the Australian Gin Distillers Association Inc. and the Gin Events festival arm, this festival brings together distillers, importers, restaurants, and chefs in a vibrant and fun-filled atmosphere.

Sydney Cove Terminal
Sydney Harbour

Distilleries / Importers / Restaurants
Up to 10 spirit SKUs per stand.

UNLEASH YOUR INNER SPIRIT

Welcome to the Sydney Spirits Festival, a three-day event on 10-12 May 2024, dedicated to showcasing the finest Australian and International spirits.

Organized by the Australian Gin Distillers Association Inc. and the Gin Events festival arm, this festival brings together distillers, importers, restaurants, and chefs in a vibrant and fun-filled atmosphere.

Sydney Cove Terminal
Sydney Harbour

Distilleries / Importers / Restaurants
65 stands including doubles.
Up to 10 spirit SKUs per stand.

About the Festival

The Sydney Spirits Festival aims to create a platform for a whole range of spirits in the form of samples and bottle sales. The spirits will be both local and imported.

Restaurants are being invited to create some theater with food preparation demonstrations and sales. Spirits stands are being selected and paired with the restaurants where most appropriate.

How about a tequila stand beside a Mexican stand selling tacos?

Our goal is to provide customers with a unique opportunity to sip, sample, and savour a diverse range of spirits and foods in a relaxed environment.

The theme of the event is…

UNLEASH YOUR INNER SPIRIT

Festival Information

  • Three-day event: 10-12 May 2024
  • Venue: To be held in a magnificent room over-looking Sydney Cove with
    an uninterrupted view of the Sydney Opera House.
  • Up to 10 spirit SKUs per stand
  • All liquor licensing covered by the AGDA
  • Bottle sales are managed direct by you at your stand
  • No cocktail drinks to be sold at your stand

Stand Size:

  • 2.5m frontage x 2.5m deep

Showcasing Spirits

The Sydney Spirits Festival is a platform for distillers to showcase their products, educate the public and the trade, and gain new customers. We encourage you to demonstrate your spirits and provide unforgettable tastings.

Here are some suggested spirits categories:

  • Whisky
  • Rum
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Tequila
  • Brandy
  • Bourbon
  • Fortified Wine
  • Scotch
  • Cognac
  • Mezcal
  • Schnapps
  • Liqueurs
  • Moonshine
  • Absinthe
  • Baijiu
  • Soju
  • Pisco
  • Ouzo
  • Aquavit
  • Shochu
  • Grappa
  • Arrack
  • Cachaça

Food Pairing Possibilities

We are inviting five restaurants to provide tastings and light meals for the ticket buyers. We are selecting restaurants who can create theater while producing food for tastings and sale. We will place spirits companies on the floor plan in proximity to the restaurants creating interesting food and drink pairings where possible.

We are seeking out the following restaurants.

  • Asian foods with a noodle maker
  • Italian delicatessen with pasta making
  • An oyster bar with chefs shucking
  • Japanese restaurant preparing sushi and sashimi
  • Thai restaurant making rice paper rolls
  • Mexican restaurant making tacos

Successful Events

The Gin Events team has a proven track record, having organized 17 major gin festivals across Australia and New Zealand since 2018. These events have attracted 730 delegates and over 35,000 ticket holders. Our festivals have been held in various cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Hunter Valley, and Auckland.

Through these events, we have built an impressive following of gin lovers and gin makers across Australia and New Zealand.

Benefits of Exhibiting

  • Reach a large and diverse audience of spirits enthusiasts and industry professionals
  • Opportunity to generate sales through tastings and bottle sales at your stand
  • Showcase your brand and products in a vibrant and fun-filled environment
  • Gain exposure and build brand awareness through marketing and media coverage

So unleash your inner spirit and register your interest in becoming an exhibitor at the Sydney Spirits Festival. We are looking for Australian and International distillers, importers, distributors, as well as restaurants and chefs interested in showcasing and selling their products and collaborating with spirits exhibitors. Our patrons will be hungry and thirsty!

Testimonials

“Just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for a wonderful weekend… we were happy with the outcome and would definitely like to be involved next year! Cheers”.

Rhiannon Stammers
Stoneflow Gin

“The planning, communication and execution of these festivals can only be described as exceptional. We can’t afford to miss any of these opportunities –
thank you Gin Events!”

Adam Carpenter
Co Founder. Prohibition Liquor Co.

Expressions of interest now closed.