WA Proof Festival


Sat 19 October | 02:00 PM
Bill's Bar And Bites

West Australian Distillers Guild presents WA Proof Festival at Bill’s Bar and Bites (The Leederville Hotel)

This is a great opportunity to taste the best of the spirits being produced by WA’s world class distilleries in one place at one time and to learn from the distillers that make these fine spirits.

Saturday 19th October 2pm to 5pm

Tickets are $50 plus booking fee. Includes:

  • Entry
  • Engraved Tasting glass
  • 1 x 10ml tasting from each distillery or 2 x 5ml tastings from each distillery (12 distilleries in total attending)
  • The 12 Distilleries being showcased are: West Winds Gin; Whipper Snapper; SinGin; The Grove; Swan Valley Gin Co; Kimberley Rum Co; Hoochery; Old Youngs; Limeburners/Margaret River Distilling Co; Tattarang Springs; High Spirits; and Spirit of Little Things.

Guests can purchase bottles from the distilleries to take home, extra tastings from the distilleries and cocktails made using WA spirits from the bar.

Masterclass bookings can be made at the event on a first come first served basis.

MASTERCLASS DESCRIPTIONS – all masterclasses run for 30 minutes


Hosts - Swan Valley Gin, Spirit of Little Things, West Winds Gin, Tattarang Springs

This Gin Masterclass will take you on a tour of the exciting Gin styles produced in Western Australia and winning world-wide acclaim. You will also learn about the fascinating history of Gin and how it is made, including the myriad of local botanicals that make our gins so unique. Each class will be hosted by one of our local distillers and will provide participants the opportunity to ask our local experts how the perfect Gin is made.


Hosts - Whipper Snapper, Lime Burners

Western Australian Whiskeys are finding a place in the Australian and International Whiskey scene. This Masterclass will discuss some of our outstanding local Whiskeys and you will learn how whiskey is made, including fermentation, distillation and maturation. Our Award winning distillers will guide you through this fascinating experience with plenty of time to ask questions and discover your favourite drop.


Hosts - Kimberley Rum Co, The Hoochery

Our State has all the ingredients for making Rum with our large sugar cane plantings in the north supplying the raw material for some awesome Rums. This Masterclass will take you on a Rum journey from the far north to the south-west of WA. In this class you will find out about the history of Rum, how it is produced and how to identify a world-class Rum.


Hosts - Sin Gin, Old Youngs, High Spirits, The Grove

In this Masterclass you will learn about distillation and how this amazing process produces the foundation of all spirits – alcohol. There will be a discussion hosted by one of our distillers to reveal the theory, practice and secrets of the distillation of the purest of all spirits - Vodka. This class will also explore a wide range of our other amazing Western Australian spirits – including Aquavit and Absinthe. You will learn what botanicals make these Aperitifs so interesting and how to enjoy them.