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Russell’s Craft Reserve Artisan Workshops

Super premium bourbon, Russell’s Reserve, is all about true craftsmanship. Father and son Master Distillers, Jimmy and Eddie Russell, have formed a special bond through their unwavering commitment to crafting truly remarkable bourbon. Each barrel of Russell’s Reserve is hand-selected by either Jimmy or Eddie from the coveted centre-cut of their bourbon rickhouses, where the flavour is most consistent and full bodied.

To honour and celebrate this unique bond made in true craftsmanship, Russell’s Reserve is teaming up with some of Sydney’s master artisans to create a pop-up workspace in the heart of Chippendale at 48 Kensington Street.

The Russell’s Craft Reserve will be open in Chippendale from 12-13 May 2017 during the day where attendees can take part in a range of interactive artisan workshops which will celebrate and bring to life the bond made in craftsmanship enjoyed by the Russells. All daytime workshops will be followed by a Russell’s Reserve tasting session.

Each artisan workshop has been specially designed to give attendees the opportunity to craft a bespoke item. It’s also the perfect occasion to discover more about the origins of craft bourbon, how it’s made and, of course, taste it!

The Russell’s Craft Reserve will also be open for exclusive Russell’s Reserve bourbon tastings on the evenings of 12–13 May 2017.

The Russell’s Craft Reserve workshops and tasting sessions are free to attend. Registration is essential at

Artisan Workshops Available:

Shannon and Simon Vos
Brothers Shannon and Simon Vos have an unmistakable flair for crafting and design, demonstrated when they were crowned the winners of Channel 9’s The Block after impressing audiences with their quirky approach to design and celebration of standout, bespoke handcrafted items.

Further cementing their status as Australia’s favourites, the Vos brothers have gone on to share their skills and love for artisanal crafting with millions via their YouTube channel and own businesses.

Join them for an exclusive workshop where you will create a bespoke bourbon bar top display case.

Bas and Lokes
Bas and Lokes are designers and makers of meticulously handcrafted leather goods. The partnership evolved out of a love and passion for craftsmanship and products that not only look great, but are built to last using the best materials. Spend time with them and learn how to make your own handcrafted leather wallet.

How do you become an expert woodcraftsman? For Jeff Donne it started with a wanderlust that took him from the jungles of Uganda all the way to an English forest. An expert in handcrafting bespoke wooden cutlery, Jeff has a passion for sharing his knowledge with beginners. Join this workshop to learn how to whittle and carve your own cocktail stirring spoon.

All workshops and evening tasting sessions are free to attend. Attendees must be aged 18 years and over.

WHAT: Russell’s Craft Reserve Artisan Workshops
WHEN: 12/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 (3:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
WHERE: Russell’s Reserve Pop-Up

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