Melbourne Whisky Week rescheduled for November

The inaugural Melbourne Whisky Week has been rescheduled to begin on November 19 and will now run across 18 days.

Melbourne Whisky Week 2021 was due to start Saturday September 4, but has been postponed due to the city’s continued lockdown.

“When we come out of lockdown we are determined to push ahead in a safe and scalable fashion and showcase the incredible and diverse Australian and international whisky and spirit brands,” said co-event director, Tyson McGeoch.

“Our city and hospitality venues have never needed more support and the festival will bring to life Melbourne’s great venues, including distilleries, underground bars and restaurants, and feature some of the most knowledgeable whisky and spirit experts in Australia.”

Melbourne Whisky Week, supported by the City of Melbourne, Visit Victoria, Lexus of Brighton and Adelaide Hills Distillery, will feature bespoke behind-the-scenes distillery tours, masterclasses in whisky and spirits, elegant dinners and desserts paired with the best drops, the opportunity to bottle your own spirits to take home, a self-drive tour of award-winning distilleries on the Mornington Peninsula, and dozens of unique tasting sessions.

“We need to go back to the drawing board again with the program, but when Melbourne Whisky Week does eventually kick off, it promises to be a great addition to Melbourne’s events calendar,” said McGeoch.

Melbourne Whisky Week exhibitors include 78 Degrees, Bakery Hill, Here’s Looking At You Kid Gin, Teaka Tea Spirits, Future Mountain, Whisky Freaks, Nikka Whisky, Kinglake Distillery, and the Mornington Peninsula’s acclaimed Chief’s Son and JimmyRum.

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Author: James Atkinson

Journalist specialising in the food, drink, travel and hospitality arenas. Australian International Beer Awards 2017 Media Award Winner and Certified Cicerone®.

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