The Oak Barrel T-Shirt Design Competition!



Here at The Oak Barrel we recently got some new t-shirts designed up for our staff and have subsequently been asked by people in the industry and bartenders around town if they could get their hands on some. While our spirits expert Scott might know a thing or two about whisky, his graphic design skills leave a little bit to be desired.

So, we thought this might be a good opportunity to get some help and showcase a local designer or artist on the backs of staff, industry types, bartenders and any members of the public who want to show their love of great booze on their back.


A design for the back of a t-shirt to be worn by Oak Barrel staff and others.

Pick one or more of the following phrases to inspire your design:

"Flavour is everything."

"Drink less, drink better."

"Life is too short to drink bad booze."

Include a reference to at least one of the following – wine, spirits (whisky, rum, gin etc.) or craft beer.

We'd like you to be creative, but The Oak Barrel's ethos of discovering the next great drink should guide the design. 

The design will feature the artist’s name below the design, feel free to incorporate it - or we can add it later.

Any questions? Contact us!



A private whisky or spirits tasting for the winner and up to ten friends. (Valued at $1,500, can be at The Oak Barrel’s tasting room or off-site somewhere. Details will be worked out with the winner.)

$250 Oak Barrel in store voucher.

Designer’s name on the back of every t-shirt printed.

Announcement through our website and social media.



Must be over 18 to enter.

Design must be your own.

Please supply your design in either PDF, JPG or PNG format.

Design should be single colour and fit onto A4 dimensions. (Hint: we like black shirts with white things on them).

Maximum file size is 10GB.

Entries will close 1 August, 2019.

The design submitted will belong solely to The Oak Barrel.

The Oak Barrel will retain all rights to the design.

Must not have a special appeal to minors, because of the design, names, motifs or characters in the promotion that are, or are likely to be, attractive to minors, or for any other reason.

Must not be indecent or offensive.

Should not use emotive descriptions or advertising that encourages irresponsible drinking and is likely to result in intoxication.

Should not involve the provision of free drinks, or extreme discounts or discounts of a limited duration, that creates an incentive for customers to consume liquor more rapidly than they otherwise might.

Should not otherwise encourage irresponsible, rapid or excessive consumption of liquor. Should not otherwise be considered to not be in the public interest.

The Oak Barrel reserves the right to make changes to these terms and conditions.

Any questions? Contact us!



The Oak Barrel is one of Australia’s oldest bottle shops, a Sydney institution and one of the country’s top independent bottle stores.

Independent and family owned since 1956, we are specialists in boutique wine – particularly organic, natural styles and small batch producers - whisky, gin, rum, craft beer and craft ciders.

As well as having one of the best ranges in the country, we also run a range of education classes for wine, whisky, beer, sake and other spirits throughout the year. Nationally renowned events such as the Sydney Whisky Fair, Sydney Craft Beer & Cider Fair and the Sydney Craft Spirits Fair also call The Oak Barrel home.

The Oak Barrel was named Bottle Store Of The Year in both the 2017 and 2018 Australian Industry Liquor Awards, when nominated against flagship locations of multi-national chain store on both occasions. It was named the Australian Icons Of Whisky Single Outlet Retailer for 2019.