Masterclass – Getting into the Spirit

Sat 11th May 2024 at 4:00 PM


The revolution is here. Our nation’s spirits look better than ever, and South Australia is leading the way. 

Join host Duncan McRae for an eclectic tasting also set to feature Matt Dickson, Rose Kentish and Hugh Holds: fellow South Australians who know and love all things distilled. Winners from the latest Tasting Australia Spirit Awards are set to feature, together with other producers raising the bar. 

The Adelaide-based McRae hails from Scotland and is co-founder of Woven Whisky, an award-winning blending house bringing fresh perspective to a traditional sphere.  

Dickson, meanwhile, launched Adelaide Hills distillery Ambleside. It’s found at Hahndorf and offers a revered variety of boutique gins infused with local botanicals.  

A maker’s instinct drives Kentish, who created the artisanal Full Circle Spirits in celebration of South Australian flavours. Amaro, honey malt liqueur and green olive gin are among highlights of its coveted range. 

Polemic Aperitif Lab is one of Adelaide’s newest craft distilleries. Holds is its founder: scholar of cocktail culture, premium wines and top-shelf spirits. His creations to date include pandan gin, a collaboration with local Thai restaurant Soi 38.  

Ready for a drink? You’ve come to the right festival. 


  • Food: tasting cheese board 
  • Beverages: three tasting brackets with three spirits in each; a total of nine spirit tastings

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Licensing information: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The consumption of alcohol is restricted to over 18's. Identification may be requested and checked


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