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The Australian Whisky Show is Back for Another Round and Better Than Ever


After last year’s wildly successful debut, The Australian Whisky Show has returned for a second round of great sipping and great company. The action goes down at Melbourne’s Pullman Hotel on 25 March 2023 and puts over 30 of Australia’s most exciting distilleries in one place. Ticket holders will receive a complimentary tasting glass (and other goodies) upon entry and then embark on four hours of unlimited whisky sampling. The show will also feature a rare whisky bar, pop-up bottle shop, ample food options, live music, and more. It all makes up part of a broader Whisky Show festival, with stops in seven of the nation’s capital cities in 2023 (see schedule below). Man of Many readers will save 20% on tickets for all Whisky Shows when they use the code “MOMSHOW2023” at checkout.

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Image: The Australian Whisky Show
Image: The Australian Whisky Show

As noted in our comprehensive whisky guide, the modern era of Australian whisky distilling kicked off around 30 years ago and has only evolved in the time since, maturing like a fine single malt. It’s now more robust and exciting than ever before, making this year’s event in Melbourne a must-stop destination for whisky lovers of all passions and backgrounds. The show breaks down into two respective 4-hour sessions—12 noon to 4PM and 5PM to 9PM—and puts a slew of quality samples at your lips and fingertips.

Brush up your knowledge one sip at a time as you try the latest and greatest releases from established distilleries and lesser-known ones alike. There are also over 100 different Aussie single malt whiskies available for purchase at the pop-up bottle shop.

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Image: The Australian Whisky Show
Image: The Australian Whisky Show

Participating Distilleries

Here is a current list of the confirmed participating distilleries:

Amber Lane Distillery, Archie Rose Distilling Co., Bakery Hill Distillery, Belgrove Distillery, Cape Byron Distillery, Chiefs Son Distillery, Coastal Stone Whisky, Craft Works Distillery, Cut Hill Distillery, Eden Whisky, Furneaux Distillery, Gospel Whiskey, Hellyers Road Distillery, Hobart Whisky, Iniquity Whisky, Launceston Distillery, Le Fevre Spirits Co, Limeburners Whisky, Lower Marsh Distillery, Morris Whisky, Overeem Whisky, NED, Old Kempton Distillery, Remnant Whisky Co., Riverbourne Distillery, Spring Bay Distillery, Waubs Harbour Distillery, Whisky Candles, and Whisky in Isolation. Plus more to be announced!

Image: The Australian Whisky Show
Image: The Australian Whisky Show

The Whisky Show Festival

As mentioned above, The Australian Whisky Show makes up part of a broader festival programme throughout Australia. Tickets for all state-based Whisky Shows will be $125 and include entry to the show, a Whisky Show branded tasting glass keepsake, a snack pack, a gift bag, and access to try all the whiskies available on pour at each stand. Brands from Scotland, USA, Australia, and the rest of the world will be available to sample at each event. And don’t forget: you’ll score 20% off the ticket price when you use the code “MOMSHOW2023” at checkout.

Here’s this year’s schedule in full:

  • The Whisky Show Hobart – 11 March 2023
  • The Australian Whisky Show (Melbourne) – 25 March 2023
  • The Whisky Show Perth – 29 April 2023
  • The Whisky Show Adelaide – 6 May 2023
  • The Whisky Show Sydney – 20 May 2023
  • Feis Ile – The Islay Festival (Melbourne) – 3 June 2023
  • The Whisky Show Canberra – 24 June 2023
  • The Whisky Show Melbourne – 5 August 2023
  • The USA Whiskey Show (Sydney) – 19 August 2023
Image: The Australian Whisky Show
Image: The Australian Whisky Show

Get Tickets Now (20% Off)

The Whisky Show founder David Ligoff said the following, “The event was a sell-out success in 2022, so we’ve brought it back again this year, bigger than before, with increased capacity and more distilleries exhibiting. With even more whiskies to try, it’s a real celebration of the innovation and diversity of Australian whisky.”

Click here to watch a teaser video for this year’s festival experience and thereby whet your proverbial palate. Then visit the ticket page and score 20% off when you use the code “MOMSHOW2023” at checkout. Act fast because over 60% of the tickets have already been sold and more are selling as you read these very words. We’ll see you there!

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