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…

February Whisky Tasting

With attendance picking back up for the new year we decided to put on a broad selection of whiskies to satisfy a range of palette styles. That’s why our February tasting went on a journey through Ireland, the UK, and both traditional and unusual Scottish distilleries. West Cork 10yo Single Malt A typical Irish whisky,…

The First Tasting Of 2018

Knowing that a tasting on the third of January was likely to be a much smaller group as many members were still on holiday or hosting family, we thought this would be a great opportunity to sample drams that come in bottles usually to small for our numbers. Belgrove Distillery 100% Rye Whisky This bottle…

October Special Blind Tasting

For our October tasting we had the unique opportunity to sample a number of bottles from a home-made selection. I was contacted by a gentleman who had been making his own whisky for over 18 years and had worked out ways to speed up the ageing process to produce seemingly aged whisky in a much…