Join us in a tasting with Highwayman Whisky and presenting to us is non other than owner/distiller/whisky legend Dan Woolley himself!
Highwayman is the hard work and lifelong commitment of Dan Woolley. Dan has been one of the modern day faces of whisky over the last ten years, holding one of the most sought after Whisky Ambassador roles in Australia. Throughout this role he travelled countless hours, covered thousands of highway miles with a bag full of whisky, educating whisky lovers – He was the Highwayman of Whisky. This role gave him a backstage pass to globally renown distilleries throughout Scotland (especially Islay), Kentucky, Tasmania and Japan. These journeys developed a deeper understanding of production and a big love for maturation of whisky.
In 2016 Dan started to lay down his own sprit in his chosen casks, collecting the first dozen batches from favourite distillery locations around Australia. He sent them on the highway to coastal Byron Bay, NSW, their new home (and his) where they matured while Dan started acquiring the equipment he needed to produce his own spirit. In a dream come true with an alignment with Lord Byron Distillery, on his own still he started to produce his own spirit in 2018.
In mid 2020 he launched Highwayman - his life’s work in a liquid library for all to share. The first few releases were whiskies that were distilled at other distilleries but based on Dan's specifications. In 2021, he finally released whiskies that were 100% distilled by his own hands, on his own stills, as well as fully matured in Byron Bay! With every release selling out in minutes, this is a rare opportunity to taste his first 4 releases vertically. Dan has also included a cheeky little preview of an un-released peated version of Highwayman (this will be the first peated release of his).
Highwayman - made by a serious whisky lover for serious whisky lovers to enjoy and share everywhere....
In your Highwayman pack will be 5 x 15ml samples of:
1) Highwayman Single Cask #1 - Spanish Oak PX - 55%
2) Highwayman Single Cask #2 - 100L Spanish Oak Oloroso - 55%
3) Highwayman Small Batch #2.0 "The Real 420" - Refill 20L Tawny Casks - 55%
4) Highwayman Small Batch #2.1 "Double Barrel Blues" - Super French Red Wine - 55%
5) Highwayman Cask Sample - 18 Months Peated Spirit
Tasting will be done via Zoom
(Links will be sent out via e-mail a few days before the tasting)
When: 15th of October 2021, Friday
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm (AEST)
Where: At the comfort of your own home via Zoom
Price: $90 per person (for 5 x 15ml samples)
Grab your tasting pack now !!!