Bushmills Irish Whiskey Tasting

For our March Irish Whiskey tasting we were fortunate enough to be provided a trio of Bishmills drams to sample in the lead up to St Patrick’s Day. Read the notes below to discover the right Irish Whiskey for you, from the oldest Irish whiskey distillery still in operation today. Bushmills Original This is Bishmills’…

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…

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…

QMWS Grand Central Sept. 2017 AGM

As well as tasting some great whiskies from around the world, at our July meeting we also took on new members and held our AGM. Elections The first point on the agenda was the election of committee positions. While everyone seemed pretty happy with the way things have been going, we wanted to spread the…

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…