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Indie Spirits Tasting Sydney presented by Australian Bartender Magazine

Spanton Media Group

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (AEST)

Indie Spirits Tasting Sydney presented by Australian Ba...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Tasting Ticket (includes samples, snacks & seminars) 1pm - 4pm Ended A$55.00 A$4.11
* Prices include GST

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Event Details

Indie Spirits Tasting Sydney is back for its fifth year and will again be hosted at the stunning Restaurant Hubert. 

The event is presented by Australian Bartender magazine, the country’s leading drinks mag for the bar industry, which gives you an inside track on the latest booze products to hit the market, direct from the backbar and the still, with a focus on handcrafted and locally-made hooch.

Also staged in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, Indie Spirits Tasting Sydney will feature over 30 exhibitors showcasing more than 100 quality craft spirits from grappas to gins, amaros, mezcals and more. There are also master distillers on hand to chat and free seminars hosted by Bartender magazine going deep into the world of indie spirits.

Brands on show on the day include: 

Agave Love Book & Tequila Ambassador Book

Koloa Hawaiian Rum - Koloa Kaua’i Coconut, Koloa Kaua’i Coffee, Koloa Kauai’i Spiced

Applewood Australian Gin, Carter's Original Coffee Liqueur & Økar Island Bitter

Tromba Blanco Tequila, Tromba Reposado Tequila, Tromba Anejo, Patient Wolf Premium Dry, Patient Wolf Summer Thyme, Rum Diary Spiced Rum, Rum Diary Cocos Nucifera

Ableforth’s Rumbullion!, Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, That Boutique-y Gin Company, That Boutique-y Rum Company

Brix White, Brix Gold & Brix Spiced

Distillerie et Domaines de Provence Aperitif ‘Rinquinquin a la Peche’ (Peach), L.N. Mattei Cap Reserve Rouge (RED), L.N. Mattei Cap Corse Quinquina Blanc, Dubonnet Rouge Aperitif, Massenez Pastis 1811

Sullivans Cove XO Single Cask Brandy, XO Double Cask Brandy, Charles Oates Fine Apple Brandy Single Cask, Blanco Apple Spirit, Pommeau

Chase Vodka, GB Gin, Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin, Seville Marmalade Gin, Sloe & Mulberry Gin

Clairin 'The Spirits of Haiti', Hampden Estate Pure Single Jamaican Rum, Transcontinental Rum Line

First Press Black Cocktail Mixer, Poor Toms Imbroglio, La Gritona Tequila Reposado

Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin, Navy Strength Gin, Spiced Negroni Gin, Sherry Cask Gin No. 2, Chardonnay Barrel Aged Gin No. 9 & 2019 Bloody Shiraz Gin

Amaro Montenegro & Select Aperitivo

Ironbark Distillery Wattleseed Gin, 313 Dry Gin, Dead Man's Fingers Spiced Rum, Coconut Rum, Coffee Rum Yardhead Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Cascara Gin

Ink Gin, Husk Pure Cane, Husk Spiced Bam Bam

JimmyRum Silver, JimmyRum Oaked, JimmyRum Barbados & JimmyRum Navy

Affinity Gin and Lightning Gin

Dulce Vida Tequila, Elephant Gin, Ferdinand Gin, Greenhook Gin

Maidenii Dry Vermouth, Kina Quinquina, Classic Vermouth, Sweet Vermouth, Nocturne Vin Amer, Marionette Dry Cassis, Orange Curacao, Apricot Brandy, Groseille, Mure, Nocino

Melbourne Gin Company Dry Gin, Melbourne Gin Company Single Shot

Milton Rum Distillery Spiced Cane Spirit

Villa De Varda Camomile Liqueur, Villa De Varda Apple Liqueur, Essentiae Orange Liqueur, Amaro Vivese, Domenis Grappa Storica Nera, Bosco del Merlo Grappa Alba Antica Riserva

Never Never Triple Juniper Gin, Never Never Southern Strength Gin, Juniper Freak Gin

Garden Grown GIN (Grown Spirits), Artisan Drinks Co

Finesse Vodka, Finesse Gin, Finesse Gold Standard Vodka, Finesse Gold Standard Gin, East Coast Kaoliang, East Coast Kaoliang aged on American Oak, East Coast Kaoliang Aged on French Oak

Old Young's Gin & Vodka

Prohibition Gin, Prohibition Bathtub Cut Gin, Shiraz Barrel Aged Gin, Bottled Negroni

Royal Sedang Small Batch Gin, East London Liquor Company London Dry Gin, East London Liquor Company Demerara Rum, 963 Malt & Grain Red Label Japanese Whisky, Egans Vintage Grain Irish Whiskey, Millstone 92 Rye Whisky

Pisco Waqar

Barossa Dry, House Gin, Savoury Allsorts, Semi Gin

Mr Black, Mr Black Amaro, Cape Grim 666 Original Vodka, Cape Grim 666 Autumn Butter Vodka, Cape Grim 666 Lemon Myrtle and Honey Vodka, Cape Grim 666 Wattleseed Coffee Vodka G3

Starward nova, Starward Two Fold, Adelaide Hills Distillery 78 Gin, Adelaide Hills Distillery Sunset Gin, Adelaide Hills Distillery Green Ant Gin

The Gospel, Solera Rye

Kavalan Whisky

Cross Keys Gin

Italicus Rosolio Di Bergamotto, Cargo Cult Spiced Rum, Cargo Cult Spiced Banana Rum

Ki No Bi (Japanese Gin) and Don Fulano

White Light Vodka, WLV47, White Light Barrel Aged Vodka, GGG Gin

 Tickets are just $55 (plus booking fee). Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.* Tickets include all the samples, snacks and access to the seminars (first-in, best dressed).

These seminars will dive deep into the world of craft spirits with the expert guidance of Australian Bartender magazine editor, Sam Bygrave. The line-up on the day is:

1.30pm It’s always gin o’clock somewhere

This talk will see us pick up some great indie gins from across the globe, and explore whether where a gin is made can make it special.

2.30pm Here’s a crazy idea – let’s open a distillery!

Ever thought to yourself, you know what, I want to make my own booze? Join our experts who have done just that and hear their advice for building your own spirits start up.

3.15pm Mezcal manna from Mexico

The team at Tio's and Cantina OK! are some of Australia's foremost experts on mezcal — hear them talk through the regions of mezcal production.

The Indie Spirits Tasting events are proudly presented by the team at Australian Bartender magazine. Head to our website to read all the latest stories about cocktail trends, cocktail bars and the the best booze in the country.

Indie Spirits Tasting Sydney forms part of the Bar Week line-up of events and is open to both trade and consumers.

For more information about the Indie Spirits Tasting including stories, photos and brand profiles from the events in Sydney, Brisbane & Perth, click here.

To visit the official Indie Spirits Tasting website, click here.

*Strictly 18 and over. No prams or babies allowed

Have questions about Indie Spirits Tasting Sydney presented by Australian Bartender Magazine? Contact Spanton Media Group

When & Where

Restaurant Hubert
15 Bligh Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (AEST)

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Spanton Media Group

Spanton Media Group has been leading the way in the Australian market with its publications and events dedicated to the bar industry. For 20 years we've been hosting the leading tradeshows, tasting events and the annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards which is in its 19th year and considered the Oscars of the Aussie bar industry.

Spanton Media has been publishing the voice of Australian bartenders, Australian Bartender magazine, since 1999, marking the 20th year of the country's leading magazine for bartenders.

In 2015 we launched  Indie Spirits Tasting dedicated to the boom in the local and international craft spirit market. Now this event has expanded and in 2019 it will be held in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.

We also have a dedicated event for whiskies - Whiskey Roadshow - which will be in its third year this year and forms part of  Bar Week each year.

Our flagship event - Sydney Bar Week - is a five day festival each September with over thirty events dedicated to the bar business.

Our online presence is well established with a dedicated website -,

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