Scotland based Independent Bottler, Decadent Drinks has well and truly landed in Australia, with their wide ranging labels WhiskySponge, Equinox & Solstice, RumSponge, ArmagnacSponge, CognacSponge & NAS (Notable Age Statements). The brainchild (or fever dream) of Angus MacRaild, a drinks writer who earned the moniker the "WhiskySponge" for his ability to seemingly soak up all the good whisky at a dinnertable, Decadent Drinks started as a passion project, and has grown into a (not too) serious bottler of premium sipping spirits. Distributed in Australia by The Whisky List, the labels are notoriously fun and satirical, usually with "Sponge" appearing next to icons of the whisky industry or in all kinds of wacky scenarios.
In this tasting, we have some real heavy hitters (such as the Clynelish and Ardbeg) and some from the museum collection such as the Glen Grant and Caperdonich (close distillery). We will also be offfering the extremely sought-after Springbank 1996 26yo and Mosstowie 1979 42yo (a rare single malt produced at Miltonduff but on Lomond stills, and 1 of 69 bottles from possibly some of the last casks available) at a very special price on the day, as add-ons.
Presenting the whiskies to us will be the amazing Scott Allan of The Whisky List. If you are new to the brand, you have to come along and see why the brand is so popular, and if you already are a fan, you MUST not miss this.
In this tasting:
5 x 15ml
1) Whisky Sponge No.78 Candlekitty 2010/2023 12yo Refill Barrel 260 Btls, 57.1%
2) Whisky Sponge Edition No.42 Glen Grant 1995/2021 26yo Bourbon Barrels 328 Btls, 50.6%
3) Whisky Sponge Edition No.43 Caperdonich 2000-2021 21yo Refill Hogshead 260 Btls, 55%
4) Decadent Drinks Old Orkney 2009/2023 13yo 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel, 50%
5) Decadent Drinks Islay Sponge - Part III Kildalton 2008/2023 14yo Refill Sherry Butt 597 Btls, 60%
Add-Ons (Available at a special price only for those attending this tasting)
- Whisky Sponge Fifth Secret Edition Mosstowie 1979/2022 42yo Refill Barrel 69 Btls, 42.9%
- Whisky Sponge Special Edition Springbank 1996/2023 26yo 1st Fill Sherry Butt 365 Btls, 53.5%
When: Wednesday, 4th of October 2023
Time: 6pm - 7.30pm
Where: The Elysian Whisky Bar
Price: $110 for 5 x 15ml
Limited spaces available, so don't miss out and grab a ticket now!