Take your pre-flight game to the next level with local spirits and signature bottled cocktails.

If you’re flying into or out of Sydney Airport this holiday season, that transit is set to be a whole lot more bearable than usual, thanks to a brand new addition from Archie Rose. The Rosebery distillery has just gifted the Airport’s T1 International terminal with a 16-seat pop-up cocktail bar, primed for those pre-flight libations.

Aiming to celebrate top Aussie booze, the Archie Rose Cocktail Bar started pouring drinks on Thursday, November 28 — and it’s sticking around until February 2020. The custom-designed watering hole serves up a lineup of martinis, manhattans and other signature bottled cocktail creations, crafted on Archie Rose’s acclaimed range of gin, whisky and vodka varieties (all of which are made just a stone’s throw away, at its Rosebery headquarters).

Passengers can also get their hands on the just-dropped Archie Rose x Sydney Opera House Outside and Inside Gins – a twin release celebrating Sydney Harbour’s famed architectural icon.

As for the space itself, the bar is open yet cosy, with a swag of native plants offering that last little taste of home before you jump on your long-haul flight.

Archie Rose is known for its growing range of craft spirits, including the famed Signature Dry Gin, which continues to scoop a stack of international awards. The label is also behind the experimental ‘buttered toast spirit’, ArchieMite, which Aussies went nuts for when it launched earlier this year.

Find the Archie Rose Cocktail Bar at B1045, T1 International Sydney Airport.