Not Your Nan's Scotch: A Modern Welcome to Whisky

Not Your Nan's Scotch: A Modern Welcome to Whisky

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This is a super fun event, that we are presenting with The Whisky Social. It is a little different to the tastings we have done in the past, and is more of an introduction to whisky and also how we can play with whisky in mixers and cocktails.

It will be hosted by us and Ren Butler. She is the founder of The Whisky Social and is passionate about making whisky exploration fun and accessible for everyone. She has a background as a science teacher and innovation facilitator so her approach to presenting whisky is quite different.


Saturday, 15th of August

6pm AEST

Presented online via ZOOM

Price: $75

What you’ll get:

A Welcome Mixed Drink - Lambay Irish Whiskey with possibly the tastiest ginger ale you’ll ever try!

5 x 15ml of cask strength whiskies:

North Star Girvan Single Grain Whisky 1992 26yo, Bourbon Barrel, 53.5%

Signatory Vintage Mortlach 2008 11yo, 1st Fill Bourbon Barrels, 57.6%

Asta Morris BenRiach Trinidad 2008 10yo, Rum Cask Finish, 59.4%

Adelphi Caol Ila Single Cask for Australia 2007 13yo, Sherry Cask, 52.6%

The Whisky Agency Blended Malt  2001 17yo Sherry Cask Matured, 46.6%


An information sheet with everything you need to know about the whiskies

An information sheet with tips to take to the bottle shop, whisky bar, or just to impress your friends next time you get together


What you’ll need:

A glass to make your welcome drink out of (the more creative the better!)

A wine glass (or 5 if you can)

Some clean water

Some fresh ice

An open mind!

A pen or pencil (optional)

Who’s it for:

This event is for anyone who’s curious about the world of scotch whisky but hasn’t known where to start before now. It’s designed for the absolute beginner through to somebody who’s bought a few bottles in their day but is trying to figure out where to go from there. We’d love to meet some new, adventurous, and open-minded flavour enthusiasts looking for their next palate horizon.


What you’ll learn:

How to enjoy nice spirits without washing out the flavours

How to discover which flavors in craft spirits that you love

How to find a bottle for sipping at home without breaking the bank

How to read a label for the useful information vs. the marketing fluff

Food pairing suggestions for the many flavours found in different whiskies

And of course...more than you thought you could know about the five expressions you’ll taste


What you’ll get out of it:

Learning a bunch about whisky

Have your taste buds rocked

A whole bunch of fun

(Plus the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting one of Australia’s few world-renowned whisky bars in this time of need)