Calling all spirits lovers – Sydney Spirits Festival is coming soon! (PS We mean booze, not ghosts…)

Got a weakness for whisky? A love of liqueurs? Or a taste for tequila? Whatever your tipple of choice, you can sample all sorts of flavours and creative creations at the Sydney Spirits Festival from 10 – 12 of May.

Featuring no less than 148 different brands of whisky, gin, soju, schnapps, rum, agave, vodka, vermouth, grappa, tequila, liqueurs, and fortified wines, it’s Australia’s largest and most diverse spirits festival. From boutique distillers to international award-winners, there will be plenty to keep you entertained here!

Explore at your own pace over a three-hour tasting session. All samples are included in the ticket price and there will be all sorts of delicious food available for purchase if you want (or need) some sustenance between sips.

If you want to get stuck in and learn from the pros, you can also upgrade your ticket to include masterclasses with industry legends. Choose from exclusive sessions on Bourbon, Whisky, Gin, Rum, Vermouth, and Negroni. Some masterclasses are already sold out so if you’re keen – you better get a wriggle on!

What: Sydney Spirits Festival
When: 10-12 May
Where: Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney Cove
How much: $80 per 3-hour session.
Tickets available at

About the author

Originally from Wales, Siri is a native Welsh speaker and bilingual writer living in Sydney. With a background in film and television production, particularly comedy, she loves to make people laugh - usually at her own expense. Siri writes about all sorts from film and restaurant reviews to marathon running and adventure travel. She loves pale ale and shiraz and is yet to meet a chocolate mousse she can’t devour in seconds. An intrepid adventurer trapped inside the body of a couch potato, there’s nothing Siri won’t try - but she can’t promise to be even remotely graceful while doing it.


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