Latest News

Sydney Whisky Fair 2019
Friday 30 – Sunday 31 August
March 21, 2019

Planning and preparations are well underway for the 2019 edition of the Sydney Whisky Fair, Australia’s favourite annual whisky event. Attracting distilleries and punters from all over Australia and the world, 2019 marks the tenth edition of the event – held at The Oak Barrel in the Sydney CBD. Riding the global whisky boom of the […]
November 9, 2018

The 2019 Sydney Whisky Fair will take place on its traditional weekend – the last in August. That means that you need to pencil in Friday 30 and Saturday 31 August, 2019. Don’t book holidays, postpone your wedding, cancel all birthdays. The 2019 edition – and the tenth anniversary celebrations – is going to be quite special. Top […]
August 30, 2018
August 23, 2018

We’re one sleep away from opening night of Sydney Whisky Fair, so hopefully you’ve been planning your whisky strategy for the big dance. You can see the list of confirmed whiskies here (we might add a few overnight as well) and we’ve provided a digital version of the program below. Please note, those prices will […]
August 22, 2018

Few names encapsulate the modern Australian whisky boom like Lark and it’s with great pride that we welcome them back to Sydney Whisky Fair in 2018. The story of Bill Lark and his push to start a craft distillery in Tasmania is one that’s been well told. The landscape then and now are almost unrecognisable […]
August 21, 2018

You may have seen it leaked through social media and here it is officially announced: we’re delighted to partner with Victoria’s Timboon distillery for the first time to release a Sydney Whisky Fair exclusive in 2018. Timboon is a distillery we have long admired from afar. Their early output was kept close to their chests […]
August 15, 2018

With the Sydney Whisky Fair just over a week away we’re exited to reveal a list of whiskies that will be available to sample. The list has been posted over at our Confirmed Whiskies page, in alphabetical order. There will be well over 100 whiskies to try at Fair, so that means that it will not […]
August 13, 2018

We’re excited and proud to put our name next to one of Sydney’s great bars this year as we announce Surry Hills’ The Wild Rover as our official partner venue. One of the city’s whisk(e)y institutions  – if The Oak Barrel staff have gone for a knock-off drink, chances are you can find us down […]
August 9, 2018

We’re starting to get a bit excited as Sydney Whisky Fair rumbles towards us, just over two weeks away. As the last loose ends are coming together, we’ll have some Fair announcements for you in the coming days, but if you haven’t been paying attention we’ve already had some pretty big announcements recently. Each year […]
August 7, 2018

We are pleased, excited and getting thirsty to confirm the details for this year’s annual Australian Distillers Dinner. One of our most anticipated nights of the year, the Dinner will once again be happening on the eve of Sydney Whisky Fair – this year Thursday 23 August. An intimate, sit-down event with whisky producers from […]