Celebrate the art of cocktails at Highball
Sip something deliciously new at New Zealand’s most exciting annual cocktail and spirits festival
Meet some of the makers from Highball 2019
Dan Felsing from Crumpet
Crumpet has always been known for creating amazing custom cocktails with your palate in mind. Not only that, but it’s one of the few bars in the city making a substantial proportion of its cocktail ingredients.
Owner Ian “Ball Buster” Boon creates a number of cordials and liquors, and bartender Sean “Captain Darling” Manning is the owner of Steel Press Cider and the very new Darling apple brandy. But the talent doesn’t stop there: Dan Felsing is a relatively recent Wellingtonian, formerly from the UK, with a passion for sustainability. He brings a wealth of knowledge and classic UK cocktail combinations – only now, made with a Kiwi twist.
Peter Lowry from The Library
The Library opened in 2009 and has built a reputation for its cocktails and decadent desserts. Award-winning mixologist and man about town, Peter Lowry has been with The Library from the beginning and has become a well-known face for Wellingtonians.
Why a library-themed bar? Peter says that it provides constant inspiration, as well as giving an excuse to have books everywhere. “It suits Wellington as Wellingtonians are just a little bit geeky and the idea of fun, frivolous cocktails that are inspired by your favourite book about zombies, really appeals to them.”