July 2019 Whisky Tasting & Club AGM

To kick off our July tasting we had to first go through the formalities of our AGM. Every year in July we renew memberships, take on new members and re-elect committee positions, and with the help of a glass of Glen Grant 10-year-old (Jim Murray’s 2018 best single malt under 10 years), we were able…

April Whisky Tasting 2019

Full house! April’s whisky tasting saw 22 attendees, joined by the society’s Laird Peter. After a brief intro by Peter, we got started on the Loch Lomond Original.  Although it received mixed reviews with an average of 5.89 out of 10, it proved that there are some very reasonably priced single malts available that needn’t…

October Random Tasting

While we often have a central theme for a whisky tasting, either the cask aging, region, country etc. some thing to tie everything together, for this tasting our gauger wanted us to compare whiskies we wouldn’t normally try in a side by side tasting. The result was quite interesting as every dram was different, right…

August Blind Whisky Tasting

It had been a while since we’d done a blind tasting, so for his first selection as Gauger, Larry put together a selection that included some classic Scottish single malts, surprise blends and special editions from renowned distillers. This put our tasters to the test to see who could pick the regions, distilleries or even…

American Single Malt Whiskey Tasting

Our July whisky tasting for this year fell on American Independence Day. As a tip of the hat to this date, we decided to hold a tasting of American single malt whiskeys. There are single malts hailing from the United States, though they are few, and even fewer here in Australia. Still, we managed to…

June Whisky Tasting

For our last tasting of the financial year, we took things back to some of the classic Scottish distilleries. The common theme with all our whiskies this night was that they were all double or triple wooded. Strathisla 12yo This whisky was chosen as it hails from the oldest working distillery in the north of…

May Holiday Whisky Tasting

Whenever our members travel abroad we encourage them to source whisky for the club, particularly drams that aren’t usually found here in Australia. It’s a great way for us to enjoy out of reach drams and live vicariously through each other’s holidays. Our collection of holiday whiskies had started to pile up so for theMay…

Exclusive Bruichladdich Whisky Tasting

For April we were fortunate enough to have a special guest to lead an exclusive Bruichladdich whisky tasting.  Mark Hickey, whisky rep and connoisseur for Spirits Platform joined us fresh from a trip to Scotland to visit several distilleries, including Bruichladdich in the Islay region. It was definitely an educational experience as Mark was able…

Irish Whiskey Tasting 2018

For our March Irish whiskey tasting we were fortunate enough to have a number of classic Irish drams contributed to our selection. To review these appropriately, and in true Irish fashion, I’m splitting the notes into three sections… To be sure, to be sure, to be sure. Bushmills Trio We started the night off with…