• The Boutique Market
  • 40 FREE talks and demonstrations
  • Pop-up bars
  • Praise for Top Shelf


**After parties at Kodiak Club and Boilermaker House – see the Satellite Events page for details**
**More than 20 craft brewers to pour their best brews at Top Shelf**
**More than 60 spirits companies will be sampling and mixing cocktails**
**Over 40 talks and presentations confirmed – learn everything about liquor**
**Choose your botanicals and distil your own gin at Top Shelf!**

The Top Shelf Experience

Drinks & Bar News

VIDEO: The Australian Drinks Festival – what to expect
The Australian Drinks Festival returns to Melbourne with more premium brands to sample.
Cinematic (pre-batched) cocktails
Melbourne bar The Everleigh to supply its pre-batched cocktails to cinema goers.
Over 100 brands at the Australian Drinks Festival
More than 60 companies will be exhibiting over 100 brands at this year’s festival.
Armagnac – why you need to pay attention
Why seemingly 'old world' spirits like Armagnac are due for a revival.
G&T and Sherry in your beer
Two Birds Brewing is celebrating its fifth birthday with beers featuring G&T botanicals and sherry.
Salty beer wins the crowd
The GABS Festival has seen drinkers embrace salty beer and barrel aged cider.
Redfern small bar destination expansion continues
Another new small bar has opened up in the rapidly expanding inner Sydney suburb.
Jack Daniel’s 150th Anniversary celebrations
The brand is planning a slew of on premise and trade activations for the milestone.
Junipalooza is coming to Melbourne
One of the world’s best gin events is coming to Melbourne to celebrate Aussie gin.
Freddie Wimpoles craft beer bar opens in Melbourne
St Kilda has a new craft beer destination located in the former George Hotel.
Seasonal cocktails becoming a sustainable trend
Sustainability and seasonal cocktails are the aim of the game at Academy Kitchen & Bar.
Long Chim bringing Thai-style cocktails to Sydney
James Connolly gives us all the gossip - and says they need a bar manager.
The Barber Shop: an Old Fashioned and a trim, please
Order a whisky themed beard styling at Mikey Enright’s The Barber Shop, Barangaroo.
Australian craft distillers at Tales of the Cocktail
Aussie distillers will be in New Orleans with a swag or rare and unique spirits.
Food Pairing 101: Keep it simple
Learn the basics and try some whisky and cheese matches to ease yourself in.
‘No Straw Movement’ for Bacardi and Bombay
The company is spearheading a sustainability initiative aimed at reducing landfill.
Dolin’s cocktail syrups arrive
Cerbaco is now importing Dolin's range of cocktail syrups, Marie Dolin.
24-hour licencing for Melbourne small bars
Small bars could have their licences extended as the city expands the nighttime economy.
Australian distillers win big in San Francisco
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition has seen multiple medals handed out to local distillers.
Archie Rose reveals plans for the new year
The distillery has celebrated turning one with new spirits in the works.
How to: Mix the perfect Vodka Martini
Watch our exclusive new video and learn how to perfect James Bond's favourite drink.
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