First Announcement: The Aussies Are Coming


Sydney Whisky Fair is excited to announce the first swathe of distilleries set to showcase at this year’s event, with tickets set to go on sale tomorrow.

Our first announcement features a range of Australian distilleries from across the country, with a record number of local producers confirmed to showcase. Excitingly, South Australia’s break-out cult loved Fleurieu Distillery (still pictured above) will make their Sydney Whisky Fair debut, as will Tasmania’s Old Kempton Distillery (formally Redlands) who finally have enough mature whisky to supply more than just their island.

Tim Duckett will also be introducing his new label Tasmanian Independent Bottlers for the first time in a Fair environment.

A number of distilleries will be returning with their latest releases, some of which have been absent for quite a while. Whisky Fair is rolling out the carpet to welcome Belgrove, Black Gate, Iniquity, Lark, Limeburners, Overeem and Timboon back into fold for 2018 with their latest and greatest.

With ten distilleries in this first announcement – and there may be other locals announced – there’ll be the most diverse selection of Australian whisky on pour that we’ve ever seen. From big port and sherry casks, to delicate American oak expressions and heavily peated whiskies.

As exact line-ups are confirmed (we’re in the hands on the maturing gods and bottling schedules in some cases) we’ll feature select distilleries here on the website. Expect news on the Scottish and other international showcasers in the coming weeks.

Keep checking the Confirmed Exhibitors page as we add names.


Belgrove (Tasmania)
Black Gate (New South Wales)
Fleurieu (South Australia)
Iniquity (South Australia)
Lark (Tasmania)
Limeburners (Western Australia)
Old Kempton (Tasmania)
Overeem (Tasmania)
Tasmanian Independent Bottlers (Tasmania)
Timboon (Victoria)