June Whisky Tasting 2021

As we welcome the cold and the arrival of weather perfect for enjoying whisky, we were treated to a delicious well-rounded selection from Arran this month perfectly suited to the change of season. Based at Lochranza on the Isle of Arran using local waters and non-chill filtered, caramel free processes, the Arran distillery revived and…

May Whisky Tasting 2021

This month’s tasting featured an international selection of fine drams as well as a secret surprise. It was a uniquely special event as we had the pleasure of meeting the distiller from Beenleigh Rum who unveiled their first ever whisky. We were delighted to taste the new libation from Australia’s oldest distillery. Nikka Single Malt…

April Whisky Tasting 2021

A return to lockdown in Brisbane led to a smaller group this month, though with a rather unique whisky selection.  Restraining ourselves to only four bottles due to the smaller number of attendees, we definitely had an abundance of reactions. Starward Ginger Beer Cask (48% ABV) The first bottle of night is a unique Australian…

Irish Whiskey Tasting 2021

With the arrival of March comes an international day of celebration almost everyone knows; St Patrick’s Day. In keeping with the traditions of the holiday for our monthly tasting night, we brought together a wonderful selection of Irish Whiskey showcasing the increasing variety of Irish single malts. In usual fashion the whiskeys will be listed…

February Tasting 2021

Our first official tasting of the year commenced with a relatively young selection of drams with a wide range of flavours. Featuring four whiskies from the Clan Denny Collection by Douglas Laing with one surprise popular bottle thrown into the mix which I’m sure readers will notice instantly as the odd one out amongst the…

January Tasting & AGM 2021

With the beginning of 2021 and the change in our membership schedule to match that of the calendar year, we at the Grand Central Sept. held our AGM and first QMWS tasting of the year. What follows will be brief points from the AGM and an overview of the tasting notes on the whiskies of…

November Award Winning Whisky Tasting

As Covid restrictions ease further, we decided to start November on a strong note with an award winning selection from across Scotland. Due to another great turnout, to a sixth bottle was added to the line-up much to the pleasure of those in attendance. As things slowly return to normal for the most part, we…

October Blind Tasting

As a point of tradition, we like to do a blind tasting at least once a year to test our palates. This time, our gauger put together a line-up of drams we’d previously tasted to see if we could pick them out, and if our preferences were the same if the brand was unknown. The…

Partial Remote Peated Tasting

After missing three months of tasting due to the COVID 19 lockdown, we finally got together for our long awaited peated tasting. With half our members meeting in person at a committee member’s home, and three separate groups picking up tasting packs to join in remotely, we went through a delicious selection of smoky drams….