Events

1st Birthday Tasting - Distilleries That Closed in the 80's

We are turning 1 in December !!! 

Thank you for all your support in our first year. The first year is always the toughest, and thanks to you, we made it !


Join us in celebrating our first birthday, as we crack open some bottles from our vaults. This will be an epic tasting never to be repeated again. As we all know, 1st birthdays only happen once, so why not go big? On the day, we will be opening 5 bottles of whiskies, all from distilleries that were closed in the 80's. We will be talking about the history of these legendary distilleries, the companies behind them, the whisky climate at the time, and of course, the reason as to why they closed. 

Whiskies on tasting:

1) Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask Glen Mhor 1982, 27yo, Refill Hogshead, 50%
2) Signatory Vintage Glenlochy 1980, 30yo, Hogshead, 55.9%
3) Dun Bheagan St Magdalene 1982, Sherry Butt, 50%
4) Gordon & Macphail Dallas Dhu 1979, Bourbon Barrels, 43%
5) Gordon & Macphail Connoiseur's Choice Port Ellen 1982, Refill Sherry Butt, 43%

 

When: Saturday, 16th of December 2017
Time: 2 - 4pm


Limited to 24 seats only. Tickets are $210 per person.

Starts At:
Saturday December 16, 2017
2:00 PM
Ends At:
Saturday December 16, 2017
4:00 PM
A$210.00
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Cadenhead's Tasting With Graham Wright

Join us in a tasting of bottlings done by Cadenhead's, Scotland's Oldest Independent Bottler. The tasting will be presented by Graham Wright of The Odd Whisky Coy, distributor of Cadenhead's in Australia.


A brief history on Cadenhead's
Independent whisky and rum bottler, Cadenhead's was established in 1842 (175 years ago) at 47 Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen, by a gentleman by the name of George Duncan. A decade later, he invited his brother-in-law William Cadenhead to join him. Duncan passed away in 1858, and Cadenhead took over the business and changed the company name to his own. The company continued to grow over the years, as they bottled more and more interesting whiskies, rums and also gin. In 1972, J & A Mitchell (who also owns Springbank) bought Cadenhead's, and after 130 years of trading at Netherkirkgate, the company moved to Campbeltown. Cadenhead's continues to bottle whiskies that are non chill-filtered and non-coloured today. In 2012, Mark Watt, who had been working for Duncan Taylor, joined the company, and his mission was to rewamp the portfolio of whiskies, and as a result, a number of new ranges were created. In 2017, Cadenhead's celebrated its 175th Anniversary.

 

On tasting : 
Cadenhead's Small Batch Cragganmore 1993 22yo . 56.3%
Cadenhead's Single Cask Highland Park 1996 20yo, 50.6%
William Cadenhead Islay 7yo, 57.6%
Cadenhead's Auchroisk Sherry Butts 1989 24yo, 57.5%
Cadenhead's Small Batch 175th Anniversary Blair Athol 1988 28yo, 53.6%
Cadenhead's Single Cask Teaninich 1983 32yo, 47.5%

When: Saturday, 25th of November 2017
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Price: $60 per person


Bottles will be available for purchase after the tasting, and receive $10 off the first bottle you purchase!

Starts At:
Saturday November 25, 2017
2:00 PM
Ends At:
Saturday November 25, 2017
4:00 PM
A$60.00
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A Taste of Sansibar

A TASTE OF SANSIBAR

Join us in a tasting of bottlings done by German Independent Bottler - Sansibar. The tasting will be hosted by importer, Jose Dymenstein of Liquor Library. Jose will be talking us through the history of the Sansibar brand and the amazing liquid they are bottling these days.

Sansibar is a famous resort located on Sylt Island, between the German and Danish coasts, and it is a retreat of worldwide acclaim. Initially they bottled a range of Scotch whiskies and the odd rum for their in-house pouring. Because of the high quality of their bottlings, its popularity rose, and now Sansibar distribute to various markets around the world. The selection and bottlings are done by owner Jens Drewitz.

On tasting is:
Sansibar Blended Malt Batch 1 "Spicily Sweet", 48%
Sansibar Blended Malt Batch 1 "Smokey Peated", 48%
Sansibar Glentauchers 2005 8yo, 48.2%
Sansibar Speyside Very Old Selection, 45.6%
Sansibar Laphroaig 1997 18yo, 53.4%
Sansibar Rum Bottling (to be decided)


Limited to 22 seats only. Book quick and don't miss out!
Tickets are $40 per person
Bottles will be available for purchase on the day
A $10 discount will be available for your first bottle purchase (Only 1 per ticket)

Starts At:
Saturday November 11, 2017
2:00 PM
Ends At:
Saturday November 11, 2017
4:00 PM
A$40.00
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"DRAMS WITH FRIENDS"

A TASTING WITH MR. TORU SUZUKI OF THE MASH TUN TOKYO

Join us in welcoming Mr. Toru Suzuki to Melbourne. He is a great friend of ours, and also our whisky guru !!! We will be tasting some samples that Suzuki san has brought back from the Chichibu Distillery, and also a few of his private bottlings.

On tasting:

Chichibu Cask #7880 Blended Whisky: Kawasaki Grain 1982 + Hanyu Malt 1990, 60.8%
 
Chichibu Cask #8258 Blended Whisky: Kawasaki Grain 1982 + Chichibu Malts, 59%
 
Chichibu Cask #8259 Blended Whisky: Kawasaki Grain 1982 + Chichibu Malts, 59.9%
 
Ardmore 2000 16yo The Dram with the Master Bourbon Cask #800214, 55%
 
Craigellachie 1990 26yo The Dram with the Master Bourbon Cask #5401, 50.1%
 
Cragganmore 1989 27yo Bottled for The Mash Tun Tokyo & Club Qing, Matured in a Sherry Cask, 48.7%
 
Tasting price is $120pp. Very limited seating so don't miss out.
 
Tasting time: 7pm to 8pm

Some of you might have met him at his bar in Tokyo before, so come by and catch up! For those who have not met him before, this is a great opportunity to do so. Suzuki san will be staying on after the tasting to meet and have a chat.

Starts At:
Tuesday September 12, 2017
7:00 PM
Ends At:
Tuesday September 12, 2017
9:00 PM
A$120.00
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A Tasting with Glasgow's New Independent Bottler - North Star Spirits

North Star Spirits is a new independent bottler that started in April 2016, and is based in Glasgow, Scotland. The brand was created by Iain Croucher, former AD Rattray Brand Ambassador. Utilising his experience, skills, and some good connections, he has managed to source some amazing barrels of whiskies, that have already created lots of hype and attention. The first release came out late 2016, and Batch 002 has just arrived in Australia last month. In this tasting, we will be trying 6 whiskies from Batch 002; and the whiskies will be presented by Scott Farrow of Wonderland Drinks, importer of North Star Spirits into Australia.

The whiskies that will be on tasting are:
1) North Star North British 1995 21yo Single Grain, Bourbon Hogshead, 52.9%
2) North Star Tennessee Whiskey 2003 13yo, Bourbon Hogshead, 51.3% (Whiskyfun 86 pts)
3) North Star Linkwood  2006 10yo, Bourbon Hogshead, 60.2%
4) North Star Glenallachie 2008 8yo, Sherry Butt, 58.3% (Whiskyfun 85 pts)
5) North Star Bunnahabhain 1986 30yo, Bourbon Hogshead, 52.5% (Whiskyfun 92 pts)
6) North Star Islay Malt 2008 8yo, Finished in 2 Sherry Octaves, 58.3%

There will be bottles available for purchase at the end of the tasting too.

When: Saturday. 9th of September 2017
Time: 1.45pm for 2pm Start
Price: $70 per person

Starts At:
Saturday September 09, 2017
2:00 PM
Ends At:
Saturday September 09, 2017
4:00 PM
A$70.00
Event Passed

Father's Day Rare Japanese Whisky Tasting

With the current Japanese whisky craze, it is ultra-difficult to find any Japanese whiskies, let alone limited edition bottles such as these. We have managed to source very limited amounts of these bottles (one bottle each), and we thought we would crack these open to be shared, in a never to be repeated tasting. Join us in celebration of Father's Day this year, get a ticket for yourself, your partner or more importantly your father, as we taste some iconic whiskies from each of Japan's main distillery, and chat about the history of Japanese whiskies and what is going on at the moment in Japan.

Whiskies on tasting:

A Japanese Whisky Highball on Arrival and then ...

1) Mars Malt Le Papillon, 4yo, American White Oak #1558, 58%, 1 of 599 Bottles
2) White Oak Akashi 5yo Exclusive for Shinanoya, White Wine Finish #61091, 59%, 1 of 342 Bottles
3) Kirin Fuji Sanroku 2016 Limited Edition 18yo Blended Whisky Oloroso Cask Finish, 43%
4) Yamazaki Limited Edition 2017, 43%
5) Yoichi Distillery Limited Bottling "Woody & Vanillic", 55%
6) Ichiro's Malt The Peated 2016 Edition, 54.5%, 1 of 6350 Bottles

Limited to 24 seats only. Tickets are $110 per person.

Starts At:
Saturday September 02, 2017
2:00 PM
Ends At:
Saturday September 02, 2017
4:00 PM
A$110.00
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Balvenie Session With Alex Moores

Join us for a fun and rare tasting with Alex Moores (Managing Director of Australian Independent Bottler, Dark Valley Whisky). Alex has just come back from his pilgrimage to Scotland, and he has brought back with him 3 straight from the cask, hand-filled Balvenies. 

On tasting will be:
1) 13yo ex-bourbon barrel matured, cask #2022, 61.7%
2) 14yo ex-bourbon barrel matured, cask #13330, 53.2%
3) 14yo ex-sherry butt matured, cask #2378, 62.7%

and a bonus

4) Independent Bottling of 'teaspooned' Balvenie (Burnside) - ex-bourbon matured

This will be the closest to sampling the barrels at Balvenie Distillery as you can get !!!! 

It will be a pretty fun and casual tasting, so come join us and talk all things Balvenie!
Only 12 seats available, so don't wait and book now !!!

Price: $45 (per person)

Date: 5th of August (Saturday) at 4pm

Starts At:
Saturday August 05, 2017
4:00 PM
Ends At:
Saturday August 05, 2017
5:00 PM
A$45.00
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Battle of the Glenrothes Sherry Bombs

Starts At:
Sunday June 18, 2017
2:00 PM
Ends At:
Sunday June 18, 2017
4:30 PM
A$80.00
Event Passed

Diageo Special Releases Tasting

The most anticipated event of the year .... The Diageo Special Releases 2017  !!!

Starts At:
Tuesday April 11, 2017
3:00 PM
Ends At:
Tuesday April 11, 2017
5:00 PM
A$50.00
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