The Aussie Spirit Auction
If you’ve been meaning to stock up your liquor cabinet, now is an excellent time. More than 100 distilleries from around the country have come together to auction off whisky, gin, vodka, moonshine, rum and liqueurs – plus some rare and one-off craft spirits – for bushfire and drought relief.
Four Pillars, Archie Rose, Young Henrys and Never Never Distilling Co are among those involved. Bid on a special-edition whisky by Bill Lark of Tasmania’s Lark Distillery, Young Henrys Noble Cut gin, and liqueur six packs from Victoria’s Marionette (including its award-winning Dry Cassis). There are experiences, too, such as the “distiller for a day” program at 5Nines small-batch distillery in the Adelaide Hills. All proceeds will be donated to Rural Aid.
The auction itself will take place at Dockside at Cockle Bay Wharf, with the ticket price including canapés, a two-course meal, beer, wine, soft drinks, premium craft spirits and musical entertainment. Guests will also have special access to bid on the auction.