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…

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…