To celebrate the week of St Patrick’s Day, Surry Hills’ whiskey haunt The Wild Rover will host an Irish Whiskey Fair over the preceding weekend (Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 March).
The Australian-based Irish whiskey community will gather at The Wild Rover to showcase their booze, providing the opportunity for consumers and trade alike to taste their way through some of Ireland’s top drops.
Some of the brands to be featured on the day include Jameson, Redbreast, Teeling, Bushmills, Tyrconnell, Connemara, Tullamore Dew, Slane, Glendalough, Writers Tears and The Irishman.
This year, the Rover team will also offer cocktails featuring the brands exhibited at the Fair, showcasing the versatility of the Irish whiskey category.
“One of the benefits of holding a whiskey fair in a bar is to use our bartenders’ skill by offering quality drinks with whiskey featured on the day,” said Patrick ‘Swanny’ Kanongataa, general manager at The Wild Rover.
“Many customer not only want to try whiskey but also see how it can be mixed in drinks. It will be refreshing for customers to drink a cocktail after tasting a few straight whiskies.”
The Whiskey Fair will also set The Wild Rover up nicely for the biggest day on its calendar every year: St Patrick’s Day.
This year, St Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday (17 March), so the bar will be opening from midday for lunch and a generous happy hour of $5 Guinness and Jameson running until 3pm, live music and $1 oysters.