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


**Choose your botanicals and distil your own gin at 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**
**Over 40 talks and presentations confirmed – learn everything about liquor**
**More than 60 spirits companies will be sampling and mixing cocktails**

The Top Shelf Experience

Drinks & Bar News

Sydney hosts new Project Botanicals
The gin focused pop up restaurant and bar from Bombay Sapphire opens soon.
Best cider in Australia decided
Tasmanian cider wins best in show at the Cider Awards.
New Jameson Whiskey uses stout
The whiskey distillery has been experimenting with beer barrels.
Sydney and Melbourne in Top 10 World’s Best Bars
With four local bars in total taking out places on the coveted list.
Whisky and cookie matching
World famous Momofuku cookies in Sydney and Melbourne.
Merivale expands with new venues
The group will unveil eight new venues in coming months.
Archie Rose claims international award
After cleaning up in London, the bar is also in the running locally.
Laneway IV launches in Adelaide
The bar scene expansion continues with container bar re-launch.
A gin of mythical proportions
Unicorn Tears have now been bottled for your drinking pleasure.
Enter The Dragon Cocktail Combat
Try your hand at Australia's newest, most exciting bartender competition.
Blind Tiger: organic and sustainable gin
Sustainable resources and surprising botanicals feature in this newly launched gin.
The West Winds up the ABV
The Captain's Cut weighs in pretty high on the alcohol scale.
Magical theme bar opens
Inspired by a popular book series, a new bar is subtly ramping up the magic.
Chivas Regal releases The Icon
The "luxury" blend includes rare whiskies and a collector's price tag.
Classic Cocktail: Bloody Mary
Where did this breakfast staple come from and just what is supposed to be in it?
The inimitable Dead Ringer opens in Sydney
Bulletin Place team create another gem of a watering-hole.
Tributes pour in for bar legend Sasha Petraske
Reaction to untimely death of the man who revolutionised the cocktail world.
Portobello Road Gin launches in Australia
London Dry Gin created by UK bartenders arrives in Oz.
Stone & Wood adds Garden Ale to its permanent range
The iconic craft brewery has expanded its core range with a sessionable beer.
Aussie-owned Scotch distillery appoints master distiller
Bladnoch Distillery has appointed Ian Macmillan as its master distiller and blender.
Sullivans Cove releases $10K single malt whisky
The distillery has created the most expensive bottle of Tasmanian whisky to date.
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