Masterclasses

Sydney Whisky Fair 2019
Friday 30 – Saturday 31 August

The Oak Barrel will held a series of intimate, sit-down whisky masterclasses in the weeks leading up to the 2019 Sydney Whisky Fair.

Taking place in the Cellar Room of our Sydney CBD store, it’s was a chance to get up close and nosing with distillers, producers, experts and other whisky lovers.

We’ll be announcing events below as they’re confirmed!

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Tuesday 25 June

Islay’s Kilchoman With Peter Wills

At The Oak Barrel
ON SALE NOW

One of our favourite Islay distilleries and one of our favourite presenters: The Oak Barrel will gladly welcome Kilchoman’s Peter Wills back to our tasting room this July for an evening exploring the distillery’s exceptional, varied expressions…

On Sale Now!
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Wednesday 26 June

Bowmore Whisky Tasting

At The Oak Barrel
ON SALE NOW

Built in 1779, it is one of the oldest whisky distilleries in Scotland, it has the oldest still active whisky building and is one of a handful to still operate its own floor maltings – we’ll be celebrating Islay’s Bowmore distillery this June at The Oak Barrel….

On Sale Now!
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Thursday 27 June

Starward Aussie Whisky: Cask Samples

At The Oak Barrel
ON SALE NOW

Celebrate one of Australia’s best whisky distilleries with their excellent core range and some unreleased cask samples brought up from Port Melbourne by new Global Ambassador Sacha Nourse

On Sale Now!
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Thursday 4 July

Glenfarclas With Ian McWilliam

At The Oak Barrel
ON SALE NOW

In a night of old favourites and rarities, we’re excited to welcome Glenfarclas stalwart and veteran Scotch whisky identity Ian McWilliam back into our tasting room for an evening of exploration through the famous distillery…

On Sale Now!
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Wednesday 24 July

BenRiach Tasting With A 24-Year-Old Average

At The Oak Barrel
ON SALE NOW

We’re celebrating some new, well-aged BenRiach arrivals by hosting a vertical tasting. One of Speyside’s most exciting sites with whiskies aging from 12-to-35-years old and plenty in between…

On Sale Now!
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Wednesday 28 August

Tim Duckett’s Trails Through Tasmania

At The Oak Barrel
ON SALE SOON

Our annual check-in and taste-test with Tim Duckett, he of Heartwood and Tasmanian Independent Bottlers fame. Every Wednesday before Fair we sample a range of his releases, plus what he’s excited about coming out of the island…

Details & Tickets Coming Soon.
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Thursday 29 August

Australian Distillers Dinner 2019

At The Oak Barrel
ON SALE SOON

One of the highlights of the year, an intimate night with distillers new and old from across the country…

Details & Tickets Coming Soon.