Exuding WA spirit
WITH numerous awards and plenty of adoration from the drinking public between them, WA’s boutique distillers are at the forefront of Australia’s spirits industry.
Anyone who’s not been hiding in their cave would have witnessed the massive growth spurt in the local industry, with a bevy of WA beauties lining the shelves at every cocktail joint worth its weight in liquor.
The West Winds Gin, Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery, Whipper Snapper Distillery and Old Young’s have come together as the driving force of WA Spirit Week.
“Both Jez (from West Winds) and I had been thinking much the same idea,” Hippocampus national sales and marketing manager Aren Springvloed said.
“We all know and respect each other, and it seemed like an opportune moment to work together to let folks in WA know there’s some great spirits being made in their own backyard.”
The idea is simple: more than 20 events will run from this Sunday including tasting events, pairing dinners, masterclasses and meet-the-maker sessions.
“We are all really excited about the launch event at Dominion League as all the distilleries will be attending and showcasing their products,” Whipper Snapper Distillery brand and marketing guru Onkie Cheng said.
For more, visit www.facebook.com/waspiritweek.