March Tasting 2022

The arrival of March beckoned a journey into the joyful world of Irish whiskey and the wonderful flavours of one of the oldest Whiskies still in production. This month we welcomed our guest speaker and presenter Travis McKenna from one of Australian’s leading premium spirit distributors Iconic Beverages. Travis took us through a range of…

February Tasting 2022

After taking a break in January we decided to commence this year’s tasting session with a bold line-up of whiskies from some of our favourite distilleries in Scotland. We combined our AGM with our first tasting this year to welcome some new members to the board and a new Chieftain as the former has now…

October Blind Tasting 2021

October was a month we all looked forward to with the arrival of our annual blind tasting event. Once a year we select a range of unique and varied whiskies to test our members’ knowledge and senses and this time was no exception; we prepared a wonderful line-up that brought about some very interesting responses….

September Peated Whisky Tasting 2021

With the change in seasons well underway, we return to the home of the most iconic whiskies for this month’s tasting, Scotland. To the great pleasure of our members, this month we embarked on a Scottish Peated journey. Commencing our journey in the Isle of Sky and moving to the Queen of the Hebrides, these…

Australian Whisky Tasting 2021

Filled with trepidation for the August tasting due to the developing COVID situation in Brisbane due to the lockdown, there was feverish excitement and curiosity amongst members as we were able to hold the monthly meet, albeit with a week’s delay. We had a smaller group size than normal given the circumstances; only fourteen members…

July American Whisky Tasting 2021

After having to delay our tasting due to another change in the COVID situation, we were all very eager to enjoy a good dram and immerse ourselves in the wonderful distraction of new whiskies. This week we embarked on a journey to the New World with five award winning American themed whiskies covering a very…

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…