The Finer Drop

exhibitors

Experience a delightful selection of exquisite drinks and food at The Finer Drop, tantalizing your senses with a fusion of flavors and aromas.

SPIRITS & COCKTAILS

KARU DISTILLERY

Karu Distillery are an up-and-coming brand producing spirits that are globally recognised for their high quality. Paying careful attention whilst creating traditional spirits with innovative flavours that take the modern palate on an adventure. Five years ago they took a chance with their small distillery, with the goal to share what they do with the world. In that short time Karu has won two “world’s best” trophies for two spirits in their range, an innovation award and 90 plus medals dedicating their promise to consumers that they are a brand you can trust for flavour.

PANTS OFF DISTILLERY

Unique gin experience featuring Native Australian Botanicals in our award-winning small-batch gin and gin-based cocktails. Enjoy a glass or two as a G&T or maybe even a bottle. Bottles available in either 500mL or 200mL sizes (sold as a gift pack). We also now have artisan beer on tap.

SODASMITH

Inspired by the abundant natural resources and native ingredients of Australia, Sodasmith is a unique range premium mixers and waters. Crafted by the elements.

Billson's

Makers Mark

Kraken Spiced Rum

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum traces its heritage back to the Caribbean. Blended with natural flavours of sweet caramel notes richly complemented by deep and exotic spices of cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg, our rum is strong, rich, black & smooth.

Heathcote Gin

Heathcote Gin is one of those crazy ideas that landed the right way up and the founder - Clare Voitin - hasn't looked back! Clare's passion for sustainable agriculture and farming has guided her towards producing a range of gins that reflect the region which inspired her to bring Heathcote Gin to life. Creating a regional gin is more than just gin in a bottle. It's the journey of exploring local botanicals, the discovery of what may lie on the region's doorstep and how this discovery may become an opportunity to share something special beyond the local community. With over 15 gins and cocktails on offer, Heathcote Gin continues to appeal to all gin lovers.

ESTER SPIRITS

Ester Spirits is an Australian craft spirits company based in Marrickville Created by two Sydney dedicated hospo veterans, husband and wife team, Corinna and Felix, full-blown flavour fanatics who reckon life’s too short for anything less than full blown deliciousness. We love big flavour, full of texture Inspired by an obsessive quest for the perfect Negroni, we began our distilling journey over 10 years ago with a tiny still in the backyard of our Newtown digs. The first rule of Ester is charismatic flavour, and lots of it. Ester's botanical load is much higher than most others, which drives up costs, a price we are happy to pay considering the uptick in flavour and wrap-around-the-tongue character we get into the glass. The second rule is balance: no one component steals the show, bringing a chef’s mentality to fine-tune the scale between big flavour and textural elements. The spirit of creation and expression is at the core of everything we do at Ester.

MANLY SPIRITS

Manly Spirits Co. embodies the essence of Australia’s beach life and coastal influence, capturing it in our distinctive range of Australian spirits. Handcrafted at our urban artisan distillery, our Australian Gins, Botanical Vodkas, Liqueurs, and Whiskies (Coastal Stone) are made with sustainably foraged marine and native Australian botanicals along with premium Australian grain. Immerse yourself in the experience of tasting our exquisite range of superior Australian spirits, known for their smoothness, balance, and bold character that will leave you yearning for just one more sip. From the captivating Coastal Stone Whisky to our other award-winning offerings, our spirits have garnered GOLD medals in esteemed competitions worldwide, including the San Francisco World Spirit Awards, International Wine & Spirit Competition, and the World Gin & Liqueur Awards.

Archie Rose

Founded in 2014 and located in Sydney, Australia, Archie Rose Distilling Co. is Australia’s most highly awarded distillery. With conviction, we strive to re-define Australia’s rich tradition in distilling by producing a diverse range of whiskies, gins, vodkas and rums, as well as one-off collaborations, limited releases and spirits experiences.

Bushmills Irish Whiskey

VIVIR Tequila

VIVIR Tequila is an award-winning collection of super premium Tequilas made with 100% Blue Weber Agave and produced in the heart of Jalisco, Mexico. Crafted with estate-owned highland Agave that is grown to full maturity (important for sustaining the local ecosystem, wildlife and crop levels), water from a natural volcanic spring on-site at our distillery and traditional production methods. All this results in a wonderfully smooth flavour-filled spirit that stays true to its Agave roots. A contemporary Tequila that honours the heritage and craft of Tequila-making in a modern world.

THE WEST WINDS DISTILLERY

If you’ve never been to the Margaret River region, our spiritual home, imagine a place of wild, rugged beauty, with sea spray and shady forests, wineries and rocky cliffs. To live and work in such an extraordinary place perhaps puts into context the inspiration we are able to draw every day and bring to our distillery. Margaret River has built a world-class reputation as a hotspot for food excellence and award-winning wines and breweries. We proudly take our place on this gourmet map of innovators with our new distillery and tavern now open in Cowaramup in the Margaret River region. Not only is this the realisation of many years of hard work, but it also serves as a beacon for people to experience and taste the real spirit of West Winds Distillers, in the heart of the region where our spirits are born.

MEXINK

Bar grade ready to drink margaritas, locally made in Australia.

BANKS & SOLANDER

Banks & Solander is a small, family owned and operated distillery located in the back streets of Botany, NSW. We currently produce vodka, gins, limoncello, limecello, kumquatcello, and a coffee liqueur. All of our products are produced by hand by ourselves in our distillery in Botany, NSW. We try to source all of our Native ingredients from New South Wales and the rest from Australian producers/farmers wherever possible.

MORRIS WHISKY

Established in 1859, Morris of Rutherglen is one of the most acclaimed fortified producers in the world. It is famous for producing some of the world’s finest fortified wines and for making rich full bodied red table wines. Craftsmanship in blending, ageing, and creating world-class fortified wine has been passed down over six generations of the family, making the distillery perfectly positioned to create extraordinarily flavoured Australian single malt whisky. Located in the Rutherglen region of North-East Victoria, Australia, the distillery boasts the Snowy Mountains to its east. This natural source provides the purest water all year-round and allows the truest flavours and characters of the whisky to shine.

FEVER TREE

Voted #1 Best Selling Mixer & #1 Top Trending Mixer for the 9th Year running!

1800 TEQUILA

WINE & BUBBLES​

PETERSON HOUSE

Peterson House is a specialist producer of sparkling wines in the Hunter Valley Wineries. Our aim is to have a wine for all tastes and all occasions, because as we say here: life's flat without bubbles!

TULLOCH WINES

At Tulloch we have been crafting wines and experiences that reach beyond the bottle for over 125 years & across four generations, helping to create better lives with wines, food, family & friends. It's wine, your way.

Petersons Wines and Savannah Estate

Petersons Wines have been at the forefront of the wine industry in the Hunter Valley since 1971 when it was established by Colin Peterson and his parents, Ian and Shirley. Since the first vintage in 1981, Petersons have become recognised for producing premium, award-winning wines, a tradition that continues today. The family founded their daughters’ namesake winery, Savannah Estate, in 2001. All wines are produced from small select parcels of premium fruit grown in renowned viticulture regions throughout Australia. They hand select varietals from Australia’s most unique regions and produce wines that best reflect their unique regionality and character.

WINMARK

Lisa McGuigan Wines

GLANDORE WINES

Hand crafted wines from the Hunter Valley.

Bleasdale

Bleasdale was founded in 1850 by the extraordinary Frank Potts, making it the oldest winery in Langhorne Creek and amongst the oldest wineries in Australia. Today, fifth and sixth generation Potts family members still play an important role within the winery, a legacy of the vision of Frank Potts; one of the pioneers of the Australian wine industry. Bleasdale is rich in history and producing some of Australia’s most exciting, consistently impressive premium wines. In 2019, Bleasdale’s Wild Fig SGM was awarded the prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, and in 2023 they were named Halliday Winery of the Year; further cementing Bleasdale’s place in history and reputation as an award-winning winemaker. Bleasdale wines are modern classics with respect for tradition and an eye for the future.

Bimbadgen

Made in the stil of night. The Distillery is Bimbadgen after hours, allowing the winemakers to drop tools in the winery and transfer their talents to our distillery, ensuring they can experiment and create their own interpretation on modern spirits all under one roof.

BREWS & BLENDS​

MOUNTAIN CULTURE

Passionately dedicated to brewing the best craft beer in the world, in less than 2 years they expanded their operation, investing in state-of-the-art equipment, to keep up with demand and produce the highest quality product. Some clever folk (that’s you, the Australian people) also thought their Status Quo Pale Ale was pretty great and voted it in as the #1 beer in Australia in the 2022 GABS Hottest 100!

COOPERS BREWERY

Coopers Brewery is the largest Australian owned brewery. With a passion for the craft of brewing they brew ales, stout, lagers, light and low carb beers.

ONE DROP

Our taproom is THE place to be located in Botany South Sydney with our famous beers on-tap, seriously amazing food trucks on-site every weekend, live local music and bloody good vibes!

DOLLAR BILL

Dollar Bill is a Ballarat based brewing and blending company. We take fresh pressed fruit, honey and wort from local producers, which is then fermented and aged in French oak barrels. These barrels are then blended to create Belgian inspired ales, Ciders, Mead and barrel aged beers.

WAYWARD BREWING CO

SEVEN SEALS

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are featured in a Lager, Weiss, Stout and Pale Ale, and the Chest of Souls in a New England IPA!

GARAGE PROJECT

Garage Project is an independent New Zealand brewery based in Aro Valley, Wellington.

MATE MAKER

Deliciously refreshing organic hard kombucha that is craft brewed using green tea, real fruit, and botanicals for a crisp, refreshing finish. Gluten free, Vegan, low sugar and less than 110 calories.

Slow Lane Brewing

Slow Lane Brewing is a small family owned brewery located in Botany. We specialise in modern interpretations of old world European ales and lagers.

food

MEDITERRANEAN GOURMET

Mediterranean Gourmet brings the very best in gourmet products from Greece and across the Mediterranean to Aussie foodies and Mediterranean food lovers.

Portuguese custard tarts

Bakery that specialises in Portuguese custard tarts in various flavours, donuts berliners in various flavours and other Portuguese pastries

GOOSE ON THE LOOSE

Our award winning salami is produced to be the tastiest salami you will ever taste. By combining our unique and exciting flavours to create mouth-watering salami. We are passionate about producing the best salami for our consumers, we achieve this by utilising products which are locally farmed and ethically sourced which make our dry salami fresh and tasty. We’re passionate about using only the highest quality ingredients to create our award winning salami.

The Gnocchi Way

The Gnocchi Way provides customers with traditional Italian gnocchi using high-quality ingredients. Their family recipes have been passed down through generations, producing the most delicious taste possible. You won't be able to resist!We’re passionate about using only the highest quality ingredients to create our award winning salami.

AMERICAN BBQ KITCHEN

Low and slow American barbecue

GREEK STREET

We sell souvalaki wrap with chicken and lamb cooked in charcoal, loaded fries, vegetarian souvalaki wrap, feta chips, halloumi fries and seasoned fries

BC JERKY

BC Jerky - makers of gourmet, handcrafted, small batch beef jerky and biltong. Our products offer a delicious and unique flavour and texture unlike any you've tried before. Ideal as a healthy, high protein snack or equally at home on entertaining guests on a cheese of charcuterie board.

VEGE4LOVE

We are a fully vegetarian food truck serving south East Asian cuisines.

LUCIO PIZZERIA

Lucio Pizzeria creating the best Neapolitan pizzas in Sydney. Experience traditional authentic Neapolitan style pizza, cooked in our woodfired oven.

BLACK BEAR BBQ

BlackBear BBQ began with a passion for barbecue, offering mouth-watering meats hot from the smoker at food festivals around Sydney. In August 2017, BlackBear BBQ opened the doors at their Blacktown store delivering some of the best brisket, ribs and sides you have tasted. BlackBear’s menu consists of locally sourced produce, smoked in the traditional low’n’slow method over Ironbark for up to 15 hours.