First Release Tickets Sold Out


The first release of tickets to Sydney Whisky Fair 2018 have sold out.

The second and final release of tickets will go on sale to Oak Barrel members Tuesday 3 July at midday. The remaining allocation will be released to the general public Wednesday 4 July at midday also. Please refer to this article on how to score yourself some of the last tickets available for the 2018 event, which is shaping up as one of the best yet.

Click here for the ticket sales page.

The Oak Barrel would like to thank everyone who’s bought tickets so far – without your support and shared passion for whisky the Fair just couldn’t exist as it does! We’d also like to remind anyone who hasn’t got tickets yet, and wants to come, please take heed of the dates and times above. We won’t have space for any more attendees once the event sells out!

We are also at approximately 80 percent capacity of our first Whisky Fair Masterclass of the season, the Creative Whisky Company’s Launch Tasting. We’ll have single casks from Laphroaig, Ardmore, Dailuaine, Glen Keith and more…


In Case You Were Wondering…

…The first release sold out in under two-and-a-half days since they went on sale midday Tuesday.

…While the rate in which tickets sold by quantity is below the record, the rate in which orders came through is a new record. This largely has to do with the members pre-sale, which requires a paid-up Oak Barrel membership per ticket sold. As a result, orders of one ticket dominated the first 24 hours, slowing down the quantities and giving more people a chance to access tickets.

…A spike in traffic on crashed the website (via the ‘/shop/event’ pages) at 11.54am on Wednesday. As our hosts allocated more server space, it meant we were unable to put tickets live directly at midday. The site reappeared at 12.16, tickets updated at 12.17 and the first order came through at 12.18.

…Session 1 (Friday) has been the most popular in 2018, so far, ahead of Session 2 (Saturday arvo) and Session 3 (Saturday night). This is a change from the previous two years, when Session 2 was the quickest-selling slot.

…The sold out sign for the third session went up at 7.34pm Thursday. That’s about 55-and-a-half hours, or exactly 3,304 minutes, since they went on sale (including the pre-sale).

…Over 50% of the overall allocation of tickets were sold in the first release – overall and for each session.