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Sydney Whisky Fair 2019
Friday 30 – Sunday 31 August
March 11, 2021

The 2021 Sydney Whisky Fair and Sydney Whisky Forum will take place from Monday 23 to Saturday 28 August, retaining its traditional place on the last weekend of August. Sydney Whisky Fair, Australia’s favourite whisky festival, celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2019, before being scuppered by 2020’s uncertainty. In it’s place was the inaugural Sydney Whisky Forum, a series of virtual panels, discussions and […]
July 23, 2020

With Sydney Whisky Fair unfortunately not able to take place in 2020, the current climate has given us the opportunity to introduce another idea we have been kicking around for a few years but not had the time to implement. We’d like to announce Sydney Whisky Forum 2020, a series of panels, tastings and discussions about the current state of […]
June 30, 2020

Well, hasn’t 2020 been a year. From devastating bushfires to global pandemics, they’ve affected every aspect of our lives and their impact will be felt for a long time to come. To get straight to the point and answer the plethora of requests we’ve received in the past two weeks, unfortunately the current state means […]
February 12, 2020

The 2020 edition of the Sydney Whisky Fair will retain its traditional place on the calendar with the last Friday-Saturday of August falling this year on the 28th and 29th. The event, which has evolved from a single day to a stand-alone to a week and month-long celebration of whisky, celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2019 and was the biggest […]
August 28, 2019

Can’t wait until Whisky Fair, or want to re-live the fun? Join us at The Wild Rover. The Oak Barrel and Sydney Whisky Fair are once again proud to share a dram with The Wild Rover as our official partner bar of this year’s event. A speakeasy-style whisky and cocktail bar just a couple of […]
August 27, 2019

It’s that exciting time of the year when we can now count the sleeps until Sydney Whisky Fair begins on one hand. Whiskies have started to arrive, distillers are boarding planes, soon Sydney will be crawling with whisky lovers from all around the country for our favourite whisky festival of the year. In 2019, the Fair’s 10th Anniversary, we’ve […]
August 9, 2019

All three sessions for Sydney whisky Fair 2019 have now sold out – thank you. We here at The Oak Barrel are incredibly appreciative of your ongoing support and passion for whisky, not only in 2019 but in all of the previous years of Sydney Whisky Fair and generally throughout the year. 2019 marks the tenth anniversary of Whisky Fair and […]
June 20, 2019

The final allocation of tickets to Sydney Whisky Fair are now on sale and open to the general public. The Oak Barrel member pre-sales have now been completed, you are now able to purchase both Members and Guest tickets – and you can now purchase tickets for friends and family as well. GET TICKETS HERE Oak Barrel members will need […]
June 19, 2019

The final allocation of tickets to Sydney Whisky Fair are now on sale, with tickets available to Oak Barrel members for 24-hours. During the 24-hour pre-sale members will be able to purchase one ticket each, meaning each member must log in individually. We do this to ensure that every member gets a fair and ample […]
June 13, 2019

The historic Australian Hall will be the location for the tenth anniversary of The Oak Barrel’s Sydney Whisky Fair 2019. With the first release of tickets promptly selling out earlier this week, we are delighted to confirm that the event will return to the Hall – located directly above The Oak Barrel – for the […]