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The Party's On At Highball 2021

Raise a glass - and your spirits - at Highball, New Zealand's only cocktail and spirits festival

Get your spirits mojo on in Wellington this May! New Zealand's only spirits and cocktail festival returns to Wellington on May 7 and 8th for its second year, taking festival-goers to new heights with a larger venue, interactive experiences, cocktails, food, entertainment and much more!
Sponsored by Liquorland, Highball is held in the great hall art deco Dominion Museum Building. On offer will be more than 40 spirits to try, including gins, whiskies, rums and vodkas, served in cocktails and tasters from more than 20 Kiwi craft producers like Reid & Reid, Lunatic & Lover, ImaGINation, Koakoa, as well as international distilleries like Monkey Shoulder whisky from Scotland.
Popular festival experiences include the interactive blending sessions and the Highball Speaker Series; this year the festival also features new immersive additions like the newly-rebooted New Zealand Bartender of the Year competition.
Ready for your own Highball experience? Tickets now on sale here.