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16° & SUNNY ON THURSDAY 23 MAY IN WELLINGTON
By Catherine Reisima
March 19, 2019
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Highball

Raise a glass to Wellington's new cocktail festival.
By Catherine Reisima
March 19, 2019
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If you like your drinks shaken, stirred, muddled or mixed, add a dash of fizz to your May with New Zealand's first dedicated spirits and cocktail festival.

Taking place at the historic Embassy Theatre in Wellington, Highball is a celebration of fine spirits, creative cocktails and master mixologists. Brought to you by the team behind Welly On a Plate and Beervana, Highball tops off a trifecta of tantalising Wellington festivals, showcasing crafters, makers and shakers.

Sip your way through four unique spaces where specialists in mixed drinks will show off their creativity and flair. Imbibe clever concoctions at two exclusive bar takeovers or take a nip from local and international distilleries in the Tasting Room. Thirsting for more? Seek out The Speakeasy in the main theatre and enjoy libations created by your favourite Wellington bars.

Local distilleries will be pouring their wares alongside exciting international producers. Sample the goods from New Zealand brands including Dancing Sands and Thomson Whisky, or try tipples by Plantation Rum, Arette Tequila and more. If you fancy learning a thing or two, tune into the speaker series, where industry experts will school you in the art and appreciation of mixology.

And in true Wellington fashion, local restaurants will be dishing up tasty delights to keep you fuelled.

If you're looking for a neat festival, Highball is sure to leave you in good spirits. Tickets on sale from 25 March.

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