Sydney is home to some serious local distillers and we're finally getting an event that pays homage to this growing craft. Indie Tasting exclusively features independently-made spirits and this year it is open to the public for the first time. On Sunday, September 18, Frankie's Pizza will host both local and international makers of craft spirits in a day of talking, learning and, of course, boozing.
The event will see 120 boutique spirits on offer from 40 suppliers. Young Henrys will of course represent, showcasing their Nightsweat Moonshine and Noble Cut Gin, as will Marrickville talent Poor Toms Gin. On the international side of things, six distilleries from North Carolina are trekking their spirits to Sydney, many of which are making their Australian debut. Ticketholders should keep an eye out for Covington's yam vodka, one of the stranger sounding on the list.
Each ticket will include six free masterclasses, which include a journey through mezcal, a rum tasting and a class called 'Here's what you should ask a craft distiller'.
Indie Tasting is being held as part of Sydney Bar Week 2016, so this tasting is just a highlight of what drinks may come mid-September.