One of Australia’s oldest wine regions is now home to an extensive whisky bar

Pump up the dram.

By Natasha Lee 04/06/2018

When one thinks of the Hunter Valley, the mind is drawn to wine. And, of course why not, after all the Hunter is one of Australia’s largest wine regions.

But now, those who would rather end their day relaxing with a nip of liquid gold rather than a glass of fermented grape juice will also find themselves well catered for.

Nestled in the cosy confines of the OAKS Cypress Lakes Resort sits the establishments newly created Connoisseur Bar.

The intimate space has been fitted out in an earthy, wooden décor, adding to the cosy ambience of the bar. Featuring a selection of drams ranging from Japanese to American and Australian, the bar is the perfect sojourn for weary golfers to celebrate (or commiserate) their game while taking a trip on one of the many expertly curated whisky flights.

That said, for those among us who are not as well versed in the language of the dram, the Connoisseur Bar is equally the perfect place to begin your guided journey.

The bar is open from Thursday to Saturday. For bookings visit


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