FAQs

Sydney Whisky Fair 2017
August 25-26

  • When will the 2017 Sydney Whisky Fair take place?
  • Where will the 2017 Sydney Whisky Fair take place?
  • Is the 2017 Sydney Whisky Fair 18+?
  • How much do tickets cost?
  • How many whiskies will be at the 2017 Sydney Whisky Fair?
  • What do I get with a ticket?
  • Will there be food available?
  • How can I buy a ticket?
  • Will it sell out?
  • Will bottles be available to purchase?
  • What transport options are there?
  • Is there wheelchair access?
  • Do you provide tickets to the media?
  • Are there other events at The Oak Barrel?
  • Where can I buy whisky right now?
  • I have another question that is not answered here.
When will the 2017 Sydney Whisky Fair take place?

There will be three sessions for this year’s fair, with the event running across Friday 25 and Saturday 26 August.

There will be one session on Friday 26 August running from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

On Saturday there will be two sessions, from 1pm – 4pm and from 6pm to 9pm.

Where will the 2017 Sydney Whisky Fair take place?

The Whisky Fair is happening at Australia Hall, above The Oak Barrel, at 152 Elizabeth Street, Sydney CBD.

Is the 2017 Sydney Whisky Fair 18+?

Yes, and RSA regulations will in place throughout. We also have a Fair Play Policy which all attendees will be required to uphold.

How much do tickets cost?

All the details about tickets can be found here.

How many whiskies will be at the 2017 Sydney Whisky Fair?

We estimate that there will be over 100 whiskies for taste.

What do I get with a ticket?

Included in the cost of your ticket is entry into the fair, a bottle of water, a complimentary whisky tasting glass and a $10 voucher to be redeemed at the Fair canteen.

Will there be food available?

Yes. Included in the price of your ticket is a $10 voucher for the Fair canteen. There will also be other food items available for purchase.

How can I buy a ticket?

This year, tickets will only be available online.

Will it sell out?

Yes, last year’s sold out in under 48 hours (across two releases). Tickets will not be available on the door.

Will bottles be available to purchase?

Yes, the vast majority of whiskies on taste will be available to purchase at The Oak Barrel on your way out. There will be special discounted prices during the event as well.

What transport options are there?

Due to the number of whiskies on show at the Sydney Whisky Fair, and considering a number of them are cask strength, we strongly advise taking public transport to and from the event.

The Oak Barrel is within walking distance of both Museum and Central stations, with Museum being the closest.

There are also bus lines that stop at Elizabeth St and Castlereagh St close to The Oak Barrel.

Is there wheelchair access?

Yes, there is wheelchair access to The Oak Barrel.

Do you provide tickets to the media?

Due to the strict capacity requirements of the Whisky Fair, there are very few reviewer/photographer passes available to media. However we have no issues in you writing about or taking photos of the event – indeed we encourage it.

That said, if you are a media outlet interested in covering the Sydney Whisky Fair we are more than happy to talk to you – please email scott@oakbarrel.com.au. Each submission will be evaluated individually.

Are there other events at The Oak Barrel?

Yes, The Oak Barrel hosts multiple tasting events for whisky, wine and beer each month. For the most up-to-date listings, please visit the Calendar.

Where can I buy whisky right now?
I have another question that is not answered here.

Please email scott@oakbarrel.com.au.