The full line-up for Melbourne’s Whisky & Dreams whisky show has been confirmed, with 30 brands set to be represented across the two day, four session event.
The event previously known as Indpendents Day has widened its appeal for 2018, but still retains a strong presence of independent bottlers. As well as brands like Adelphi and Gordon & MacPhail which are Australian regulars, niche producers like North Star, Acorn, Asta Morris, Rest & Be Thankful and Wilson & Morgan will all be present.
There’s a bigger Australian focus as well with the confirmation of Iniquity, Timboon, McHenry and work-in-progress Archie Rose. Venue hosts Starward will also be there.
On top of the many international and local guests, as previously announced whisky icons Dave Broom and Charlie Maclean will also be in attendance.
To be held Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 of March at the Starward distillery in Port Melbourne, Saturday tickets “are almost sold out” according to organisers. Tickets are available here.
WHISKY & DREAMS 2018 LINE-UP
Adelphi Distillery Ltd (Managing Director Alex Bruce)
Berry Bros. & Rudd (APAC Manager Luigi Barzini)
Douglas Laing & Co.
Gordon & MacPhail
North Star Spirits (Owner Iian Croucher)
Rest & Be Thankful Whisky (Owners Aidan Smith and Eamonn Jones)
That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Wilson & Morgan
Kilchoman Distillery (Distillery guide Nicole Lindsay)
Kilkerran Single Malt
Archie Rose Distilling Co. (Master Distiller Dave Withers)
Iniquity Single Malt Whisky (Owner Ian Schmidt)
McHenry Distillery (Owner Bill McHenry)
Timboon Railway Shed Distillery (Distiller Josh Walker)
Armorik Single Malt (France)
Cotswolds Distillery (England)
Michter's Distillery (USA)
PUNI Whisky (Italy)
Shelter Point Distillery (Canada)
Anther Gin (Owners Sebastian Reaburn and Dervilla McGowan)
Aussie Tipple Company
Diplomático Rum (APAC manager Alfonso Castillo and APAC ambassador Sai Charan)
Kyrö Distillery Company