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Sydney Whisky Fair 2018
Friday 24 – Sunday 25 August
July 17, 2018

Sydney Whisky Fair has sold out in 2018, the sixth straight time it has done so. The Oak Barrel crew would like to thank everyone for their support around the event and we’re going to have some exciting news to announce in the coming weeks. If you need an even bigger whisky fix, head over to […]
July 6, 2018

The latest in our ‘An Evening With’ series of local Australian distillers is something close to our heart and literally close to The Oak Barrel. Based in Mudgee, in our state’s gorgeous Central West Nathan Williams of the Baker Williams Distillery will be presenting whisky, gin, wildcards and more in an extensive, exhaustive tasting evening. […]
June 29, 2018

An Islay classic, an Oak Barrel favourite and a distillery we haven’t featured on its own for way too long, we’d like to invite you to a very special night of Ardbeg this August at The Oak Barrel. Digging into the archives, we’ll bring the smoke and stories from this Islay distillery dripping in history […]
June 28, 2018

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 […]
June 26, 2018

Tickets to Sydney Whisky Fair 2018 are now on sale to Oak Barrel members. As announced last week, Oak Barrel members receive a 24-hour window of pre-sale before general public tickets go on sale in 24 hours time. VISIT THE TICKET PAGE The full breakdown of the ticket timeline is here: Tuesday 26 June, 12pm: […]
June 25, 2018

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 […]
June 21, 2018

The Sydney Whisky Fair have again frozen prices for 2018, with the prices confirmed a few days before tickets go on sale. Remaining the same they have been since the 2015 event, Oak Barrel members tickets are priced at $90, guest tickets at $110. They will go on sale Tuesday 26 June with members enjoying […]
June 18, 2018

Tickets for Sydney Whisky Fair 2018 will go on sale to Oak Barrel members midday Tuesday 26 June. To be held onsite in our tasting room and warehouse space, the 2018 event will be one of our most exclusive. A strictly controlled capacity to ensure we host the most exciting exhibitors and interesting whiskies, this […]
June 13, 2018

It’s a brand new Sydney Whisky Fair season so it seems fitting to launch our first lead-in masterclass with an independent bottler brand new to the Australian masterclass. Just touched down on our shores, in very limited quantities, we’ve secured a range of drams from the Creative Whisky Company which we’ll be cracking and sharing […]
June 12, 2018

It’s time to announce the first big piece of exciting news for the 2018 Sydney Whisky Fair: we’re coming home. Run by leading independent bottle shop The Oak Barrel, the Fair’s spiritual home is our extensive tasting room and warehouse space at the rear of the CBD store. As announced in January, we remain on […]