INFREQUENT FLYERS VIRTUAL TASTING WITH OWNER, ALISTAIR WALKER
Join us in another virtual tasting and this time, we are very excited to present to you a tasting with a relatively new Independent Bottling brand called Infrequent Flyers. Presenting to us will be owner, Alistair Walker, and he will be joining us all the way from Scotland. This is definitely not a tasting you will want to miss.
The Infrequent Flyers bottling brand is the brain child of Alistair Walker, under his Alistair Walker Whisky Company. Although the company was only established in 2018, Alistair has been in the industry for almost 20 years. He started his career in 1997, at Burn Stewart Distillers, in a sales and marketing role, and was there for over 6 years. At that time, Burn Stewart were the owners of two single malt distilleries, Deanston and Tobermory. In 2004, Alistair joined the BenRiach Distillery Company and remained with them for over 12 years, until the business was eventually sold. During his time with this company as well, Alistair would find himself working with two other distilleries, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh as the BenRiach Company acquires them in 2008 and 2013 respectively. One of the three directors of this BenRiach Distillery Company is Billy Walker, father to Alistair Walker, what a pedigree!
The BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh distilleries were sold off to Brown-Forman in 2017. This is when Alistair started thinking of what he wanted to do next. He has always wanted to be his own boss, and he still wants to remain in the whisky industry, and therefore he decided to venture into the world of independent bottling! Independent bottling is quite a different game to what he has been doing for the last 20 years (working for the companies that actually make these whiskies). However, the independent bottling category is vibrant at the moment, and Alistair hopes to bottle whiskies from various distilleries, including lesser-known distilleries that are of excellent qualities, but have never been widely or consistently available. Hence the name, Infrequent Flyers!
This tasting is a collaboration with Whisky & Dreams At Home and has been made possible thanks to Ben Baranow of Baranows Emporium. Thanks Ben!
On tasting will be 5 x 15ml samples of:
1) Infrequent Flyers Port Dundas Single Grain 1995/2019 24yo, Hogshead #72910, 58.4%
2) Infrequent Flyers Linkwood 2010/2019 9yo, Hogshead #306427, 59.6%
3) Infrequent Flyers Glen Elgin 2006/2019 13yo, Hogshead #801068, 59.0%
4) Infrequent Flyers Undisclosed Speyside Distillery 1992/2019 27yo, Barrel #4406044, 46.2%
5) Infrequent Flyers Undisclosed Orkney Distillery 1999/2019 20yo, Hogshead A324 #4, 52.1%
Tasting will be done via Zoom
When: Tuesday, 4th of August 2020
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm (AEST)
Price: $52 per person (for 5 x 15ml samples)
There is a delivery fee of $8 when you checkout.
For Melbourne customers who can pickup from the bar, please click on "Pick up" when checking out. If you cannot make it during this time, please choose to have your pack delivered.
Samples will be ready for collection from the bar from Tuesday (28th of July) onwards during opening hours.
* Interstate customers are more than welcome to join too. The postal service we are using currently has a turnaround time of 5 working days.
Join us online on the day if you can, but otherwise if you just want to purchase a tasting set for yourself to enjoy at your leisure or as a gift for someone else, be our guest too !