exhibitors

See what producers, distilleries, restaurants, bars and food vendors will be dishing up deliciousness at Highball across four unique spaces in the embassy. The tasting room, speakeasy and two special takeovers of blondini’s and the black sparrow.

 

SPECIAL BARS

Blondini’s and The Black Sparrow will be taken over and transformed into exciting and immersive spaces.

 
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HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA

Global bitters makers, House of Angostura will bring a Caribbean vibe with cocktails to match to the Embassy’s Black Sparrow bar.

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JOHNNIE WALKER

The iconic whisky producer will takeover Blondini’s Bar at the Embassy Theatre to create a fully immersive Johnnie Walker experience.

 
 

TASTING ROOM

On the first floor of The Embassy, sample cocktails and spirits from local and international distilleries in the Tasting Room.

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BUSHMILLS WHISKEY

World's Oldest Licensed Whiskey Distillery.

ARETTE TEQUILA

Tequila distillery using water from the wellsprings of the Tequila volcano, Mexico.

CURIOSITY GIN

Small-batch gin crafted in Canterbury.

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DANCING SANDS

New Zealand craft spirits made by hand in Takaka, Golden Bay.

DENZIEN GIN

Urban distillery creating small batch gin from rain water in Wellington.

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FOUR PILLARS

Four Pillars is a small Australian distillery in the Yarra Valley.

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MONKEY SHOULDER

Malt whisky made for mixing.

GRACIAS A DIOS MEZCAL

Mezcaleria in Queretaro, Mexico found in 2010.

INDIGINOUS
DISTILLERY

Gin distilled on the site of the original Tuatara Brewery, Kapiti Coast.

PLANTATION RUM

Rum finished in oak casks at the Maison Ferrand estate France.

SEEDLIP

“What to drink when you’re not drinking”.
The World's First Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirits

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STOLEN RUM

Real sh*t without the bullsh*t.

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SCAPEGRACE

Scrapegrace are providing your Highball welcome beverage.

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THOMSON WHISKY

Hand-crafted New Zealand whisky, by traditional methods for contemporary ends.

VICTOR GIN

Botanical craft gin produced by Thomson Whisky.

 

SPEAKEASY

We’re transforming the iconic main theatre of The Embassy into the Highball Speakeasy. Explore special pop-ups of favourite Wellington bars and local and overseas distilleries.

 

FORRESTERS LANE

Forresters Lane present awesome cocktails in an inclusive and friendly environment.

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REID & REID

Craft distillery located in Martinborough, NZ founded by brothers Stew and Chris Reid.

 
 

CRUMPET

Cosy cocktail bar on Manners St, Wellington.

HANGING DITCH

Hanging Ditch bring their hanging bottles to the Highball Speakeasy.

 
 

FOOD VENDORS

These delicious Wellington eateries will be popping up at the Embassy over Highball weekend to keep you well fed.

HUDSON

- Pastrami, wholegrain mustard, vintage cheddar cheese, smoked aioli on sourdough

- Smoked beef brisket, pickles, red cabbage, roquette, Hudson ketchup on sourdough

- Halloumi, roasted red pepper, pickled onion, cos lettuce, tomato on sourdough

- Hudson homemade bacon crisps

HOT SAUCE

- Steamed pork bao with hoisin citrus glaze and cucumber and daikon salad

- Burnt coconut and mushroom curry with fresh Asian herbs and rice

- Chilled soba noodle salad with honey truffle ponzu and house-smoked fish

NAM’D

- Fried pork and prawn spring rolls

HOUSE OF DUMPLINGS

- a range of HOD’s famous handmade dumplings