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Australia’s Largest Whisky Festival comes to Newcastle

Quality hooch lovers rejoice! The Newcastle Whisky & Craft Spirits Festival is returning to Babylon in August.

The largest festival of its kind, the one-day event gives locals the chance to taste all the finest whisky and craft spirits this world has to offer. Organisers John and Phil Elsey say the event aims to give novice sippers an insight into the industry from the people behind the industry whilst offering dedicated purest the chance to discover new and exciting products while chatting with like-minded tipplers.

One of the event sponsors, The Macallan has been producing single malt whiskies since 1824. The Macallan was one of the first distillers in Scotland to be legally licensed and has become of of the world’s most celebrated drops.

Also on show will be local gin producer, The Farmers Wife. Their focus on sustainably and their copper pot distillation process have earned the handcrafted small-batch distillery a number of international awards.

Lovers of American Single Malts will also be happy to hear that Westward will be showcasing their wares. Known for their innovative approach, the distillery pride themselves of reinventing and changing the face of the American Single Malt market.

​Tickets are strictly limited and with the 2019 event being a sell-out, we recommend that you register early.

The 2021 Newcastle Whisky & Craft Spirits Festival will be held at Babylon in King Street Newcastle on Saturday, 21 August 2021. The event offers a number of different ticket options and masterclasses. See below for details.


MASTERCLASSES

Ticketed Masterclasses will be held throughout the day and give you the chance to talk to the experts behind all the delicious drops.

The Macallan VIP Lunch & Masterclass
A decadent 3-Course Lunch and exclusive Whisky Masterclass hosted by The Macallan.

Westward Whiskey Masterclass
A 30-minute Whiskey Masterclass hosted by Westward Whiskey.

The Farmers Wife Distillery Masterclass
A 30-minute Craft Gin Masterclass hosted by The Farmers Wife Distillery.

Green Ant Gin Masterclass
A 30-minute Craft Gin Masterclass hosted by Seven Seasons & Green Ant Gin.

TICKETS

Westward Whiskey Package

A 30-minute Whiskey Masterclass hosted by Westward Whiskey.

Ticket Price Includes

  • Entry to 1 x 30 Minute Whiskey Masterclass (1 PM sharp)
  • 1 x 700ml Bottle of Westward American Single Malt
  • Early Session 1 Event Entry (1:30 PM – 5 PM)
  • All Tastings – Tasting Glass – Food

The Farmers Wife Package

A 30-minute Craft Gin Masterclass hosted by The Farmers Wife Distillery.

Ticket Price Includes

  • Entry to 1 x 30 Minute Gin Masterclass (1:45 PM sharp)
  • 1 x 500ml Bottle of The Farmers Wife Autumn Dry Gin
  • Session 1 Event Entry (1:30 PM – 5 PM)
  • All Tastings – Tasting Glass – Food

Seven Seasons Gin Package

A 30-minute Craft Gin Masterclass hosted by Seven Seasons.

Ticket Price Includes

  • Entry to 1 x 30 Minute Gin Masterclass (5 PM sharp)
  • 1 x 700ml Bottle of Seven Seasons Green Ant Gin
  • Session 1 Event Entry (5:30 PM – 8 PM)
  • All Tastings – Tasting Glass – Food

The Macallan VIP Lunch Package

A decadent 3-Course Lunch and exclusive Whisky Masterclass hosted by The Macallan.

Ticket Price Includes

  • 3-course VIP Lunch & Masterclass (12:30 PM)
  • 1 x 700ml Bottle of The Macallan Double Cask 12-Year-Old
  • Session 1 Event Entry (1:30 PM – 5 PM)
  • All Tastings – Tasting Glass

Session 1 Tickets

  • Entry to Newcastle’s first-ever Whisky & Craft Spirit Festival
  • Tasting Glass
  • Food Voucher
  • All Tastings – Whiskies, Craft Spirits, and more!

Entry to the event starts at 2:00 PM and finishes at 5 PM.

Session 2 Tickets

  • Entry to Newcastle’s first-ever Whisky & Craft Spirit Festival
  • Tasting Glass
  • Food Voucher
  • All Tastings – Whiskies, Craft Spirits, and more!

Entry to session 2 starts from 5:30 PM.