September Whisky Tasting

For this month’s tasting we were treated with a range of drams presented by whisky connoisseur; Sourav Kumar. He promised a selection of highly rated Indian whiskies, alongside a few from up and coming Australian craft distilleries, and he didn’t disappoint. Ironbark Moonshine Opening with something a little different, we sampled Ironbark Distillery’s Corn Rye…

August Blind Whisky Tasting

By popular demand we decided to make our August tasting a blind. Our gauger sourced some fine scotch whiskies from five prominent distilleries, but promised us a few twists to keep everyone off guard. It really did work and resulted in a number of surprises. Whisky #1 On the blind we found this Whisky to…

July Whisky Tasting

After a brief AGM (see the results here), we turned our attention to a few  drams from a few corners of the globe. Hellyers Road Original 10yr A Tasmanian whisky, this base level single malt from Hellyers Road Distillery is one of the few Tassie whiskies in a reasonable price range, retailing at $94.99 and…

Barrel Finish Whisky Tasting June 2017

For our June tasting we wanted to explore the differences barrel finishes can have on a whisky. So, in a the elegant setting of The Hilton’s Vintaged Bar, we sampled a range of suitably elegant Glenmorangie single malts. Our Gauger put together four drams with essentially the same production and maturation in ex bourbon barrels…

Irish Whiskey Tasting March 2017

Every year March 17 sees many of us force our way through an annual pint of Guinness, or asking the bartender to dust off the Jamison’s bottle for a drink of the only Irish Whiskey we know. Irish whiskey in Australia simply isn’t that well known or understood. That’s why we decided to hold an…

Cask Strength Whisky Tasting February 2017

We’ve been changing things up a bit for 2017 and have recently moved our monthly tastings to the Grand Central Hotel. To celebrate this move to a new and more comfortable location, we brought together a selection of cask strength whiskies for our February tasting. These drams are from distilleries in the speyside region, generally…

Whisky Tasting August 2016

The initial plan for August was to hold a blind tasting. Unfortunately, August seems to be a busy month for all of us, and only four members could make it. So we made the decision to save opening all the bottles and give our full attention to one single malt. Strathisla 12yo “The oldest distillery…

Whisky Tasting & AGM July 2016

The July meeting, combined with the AGM for the Grand Central Sept., was held at our usual haunt, Tank Bar and Laneway Dining. Unfortunately, we had to farewell Gregory Hudson as he could no longer continue to attend due to other commitments. Gregory held multiple committee positions over the years and was very much the…

Whisky Tasting April 2016

Hello all, The April meeting of the Grand Central Malt Whisky Sept was held on Wednesday 27th April at Tank Bar and Restaurant 32 Turbot Street Brisbane commencing around 6:30pm. Due to late notice of the meeting it was an intimate affair as we shared a flight of three Aushentoshan comprising the Classic,  American Oak and…