It’s World Whisky Day This Weekend So We’ve Covered Venues Across Australia & New Zealand Celebrating

Whisk(e)y, the dram that never stops giving with its timeless, unpretentious and inclusive nature. It’s the kind of spirit that is shared to make memories, its strenuous process an ode to a hard day’s work never failing to prove that the best things in life are shared. Built off unrestrained appreciation for the water of life, World Whisky Day comes about once again this Saturday May 18.

To celebrate, we’ve curated a list of the finest venues in each city across Australia & New Zealand that are hosting celebrations for you to take part in for one of the whisk(e)y worlds most anticipated events of the year.


Tokyo Bird

World Whisky Day

This cosy, hard-to-find nook nestled in a laneway of Surry Hills delivers on the goods when it comes to serving those with a penchant for fine Japanese whiskies. Tokyo Bird does not shy from indulging in the festivities for World Whisky Day, their annual tradition of whisk(e)y tasting flights returns for its fifth consecutive year. The carefully curated line-up features a selection of whiskies that are sure to satiate the tastes of novices and enthusiasts alike.

The base flight ($40) includes all the Suntory favourites, starting with a Suntory Toki highball, Chita Single Grain, Hakushu Distillers Reserve and Yamazaki Distillers Reserve. A set, aptly named Baller World Flight ($400) will give whisky aficionados access to some highly desired tastings – the collective value of the bottles equating to almost $6000. Tokyo Bird are taking bookings only, so make sure to check out the site and secure a seat for you and your friends.

Address: Commonwealth St & Belmore Ln, Surry Hills NSW 2010

The Doss House

World Whisky Day

Tucked away in The Rocks, the sandstone laden walls of Sydney’s most approachable whisky bar is a tribute to simple pleasures done well. The warmth of The Doss House is like a welcoming hug with homely chesterfield leather chairs, cosy booths and Irish charm to accompany a whisky to warm the chest.

The Doss House are set to relaunch their whisk(e)y flights on World Whisky Day with the inclusion of a Japanese whisky flight, a Top Shelf flight and an Irish whiskey collection which will feature Greenspot, a non-age statement Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, sláinte!

Address: 77/79 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000

NOLA Smokehouse & Bar

World Whisky Day

A little piece of the French Quarter in the heart of bustling Barangaroo, the Southern American inspired bar couldn’t be more appropriate of a place to celebrate World Whisky Day given its extensive American Whiskey collection of 700 bottlings, guests will be spoiled for choice. Though if that number overwhelms you, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar are set to unveil a new whiskey lounge this Saturday – which will offer 80 new bottles of American Whiskeys.

Most exciting is the addition of one of America’s rarest bourbon whiskey’s which will be homed as the only bottle available in the Southern Hemisphere. The 1990 O.F.C from Buffalo Trace is officially NOLA’s top shelf tipple, at $750 per 30ml nip. And with good reason – the 1990 vintage was aged for 28 years and only one barrel was produced, resulting in a limited 63 bottles available world-wide. It would be worth the visit for this drop alone, but don’t ask for any tasting notes as you won’t receive any for this vintage.

Address: Level 1, One International Towers Sydney Cnr Barangaroo Ave &, Shipwright Walk, Barangaroo NSW 2000

Bancho Bar


Influenced by its neighbourhood in Haymarket, the laneway bar is Sydney’s new “be seen” venue with a long list of whiskies on offer. They take their whisky so seriously that they have dedicated thirty bottle lockers for storage to tenants that wish to keep their personal dram of choice safe between visits, an exclusivity that has been created for a tailored service. Bancho is catering to those that are inclined to a dairy good time (pun intended) as their debut into World Whisky Day festivities indulges in a whisky and cheese pairing or whisky and chocolate pairing that has been selected to highlight various notes in each whisky respectfully. An impressive date night if it’s on the cards this Saturday, make sure to book in advance- info@banchbar.com.au

Address: 10 Thomas Ln, Haymarket NSW 2000

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