AQWA -The Aquarium of Western Australia is hosting an adult's only underwater culinary event on Friday 13th July, 2018. Here the guests will discover and sample products from some of Western Australia's finest distilleries. This will be part of the 30th-anniversary celebrations of the Aquarium.
Yes, the AQWA has now been open 30 years! AQWA is a privately run company dedicated to "generating wonder and respect for the marine life of Western Australia."
Imagine exquisite spirit infused food, great live music and FREE top shelf liquor tastings from 5 of Western Australia's award-winning distilleries including rum, gin, vodka and whiskey.
AQWA will announce one company every Friday evening leading up to the event! You can see these each week at their Facebook page.
There will be distilleries from as far north as Dongara to Margaret River and the Swan Valley. You will have the opportunity to meet the owners, taste award-winning spirits, and enjoy AQWA by night.
You will taste award-winning gins, vodkas, rums and bourbons whilst enjoying live music and a specially created "spirit-infused" menu of your choice. Spirits of AQWA will feature the following distilleries:
High Spirits Distillery
This is run by brothers Mike and Jade and is a small family owned and operated craft distillery. They originally started out on a shoestring budget, making all of their products from scratch. Since opening in August of 2017, the passionate team are already achieving international awards, including Gin of the Year 2018 at the London Spirits competition!
This Adults Only Event starts at 6.30 pm and will be on for three hours. You will have a choice of purchasing from the following food menus:
Drunken Tequila Prawn Noodles with lime, chilli, soba noodles and bok choy
Gin Roasted Baby Beets with borlotti beans and goats cheese on a bed of rocket
Bourbon Beef Short Ribs on a bed of truffle mash and Green Beans
Rum and Brown Butter Cannoli on a bed of freeze-dried raspberries and rum sauce
As AQWA celebrates 30 years of being one of Perth's most iconic tourist destinations, this is an event you will not want to miss.
You could make a night of it - stay at Hillary's Harbour, as those who attend also receive special discounted accommodation at Hillary's Harbour Resort by just mentioning "Spirits of AQWA" for Friday, 13th July only.
AQWA is dedicated to "inspirational wonder and respect" for marine environments through education. AQWA has become leaders in their field, and they do research as well as rehabilitation programmes with the aim of preserving and protecting WA's pristine coastline. They also aim to preserve and grow coral within the aquarium.