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14th
December

Wednesday
6:30pm
Novotel Canberra
The Independent Bottlers of Black Gate (NSW, Australia)
2nd
February

Thursday
6:30pm
TBA
Whisky Capital Distiller's Dinner
4th
February

Saturday
6:30pm
Novotel Canberra
Whisky Capital


Canberra's Newest Whisky Expo!

Check out Canberra's newest whisky expo this October - focussing on some of Australia's best distilleries, along with some ripper independent bottlers from Scotland & Europe!

All tickets include a Glencairn tasting glass, canapes and other food by First Edition, and free access to distiller's masterclasses!

With multiple exclusive whiskies, a swag of new releases, and whisky gelato crafted by Canberra's very own Jasper+Myrtle; Whisky Capital is an event that is not to be missed!

Click here for more info & tickets → including a $20 discount! with the promo code WHISKYFLIGHTS

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Gift Cards Now Available!

Just in time for Christmas - a Whisky Flights gift card is the perfect Christmas present for that whisky lover in your life!

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The Independent Bottlers of Black Gate

NEW DATE!

6:30pm - 14th December 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $110 - $130

Tickets on sale Now →

Buy 2 or more tickets & SAVE $20 per ticket!

The Black Gate distillery was the first hot climate distillery in NSW. Situated in Mendooran, roughly 45 minutes from Dubbo in Central West NSW, Black Gate was established in 2009 - and is a small husband & wife operation that is owned and run by Brian & Genise Hollingworth.

Small by Australian standards - practically a backyard hobby by Scottish standards, Black Gate has a capacity to produce roughly 3000 litres of whisky and 1000 litres of rum per year on their 630 litre and 300 litre direct fired copper pot stills that produce the rich flavourful spirit that Black Gate is famous for.

For this tasting we will be going through a selection of independently bottled whiskies that were distilled at Black Gate. Our lineup will see whisky bottled by That Boutigue-y Whisky Company, Ambassador Whisky, Barrel & Batch, the Oak Barrel, and a bottle that was released as a partnership of Dram Full & the Australian Whisky Appreciation Society.

Meet the Distillers!

Brian & Genise Hollingworth will be coming down to Canberra from Mendooran for this flight!

Meet the Indies!

Two of the bottlers of this magical liquid - Brendan from Ambassador Whisky & Simon from That Boutique-y Whisky Company - will be joining us to both take us through the whisky they have bottled, as well as to answer any questions!

 

The Whisky Lineup:

The Food

Our favourite destination for all things chocolate & gelato, Jasper+Myrtle are back with us again with a very special single cask Black Gate gelato!

A cheese & charcuterie plate with locally sourced produce from Canberra and the Southern Tablelands is provided for each attendee at in-person events. Please advise us via email if you have any allergies or dietary requirements that we need to be aware of.

The First Edition bar at the Novotel Canberra will also be offering every attendee 25% off all food and drinks before, during, and after our Whisky Flights event - simply show your ticket at the bar when ordering to receive your discount!

The Fine Print

This event is only for persons aged 18 years or older.

Photo and/or video recording of this event may occur.

Full refunds will be offered in case of event disruptions due to Covid-19.

Full refunds are also available for ticketholders who test positive, who need to isolate, or who are awaiting testing results.

Upcoming Flights

We've got a great selection of flights planned for the near future, with destinations including some favourite distilleries from Islay, and Speyside, in Scotland; a tour of Irish single casks, a meandering tour across Europe and Scandinavia, and some stunning sights from the United States of America.

We will also be taking off for some domestic destinations, where stories abound of the hard yakka that goes into setting up some of The New World's most loved distilleries - where we will try some of the boldest, meatiest, whiskies that have been slumbering away on this sunburnt country of ours!

Make sure your luggage is securely stowed, and your seatbelts are done up low and tight folks - some of these flights will be like none that have ever graced this beautiful capital of ours!


Blend Your Own Whisky with Amber Lane

6:30pm - 16th November 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $110 - $130

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The Independent Bottlers of Black Gate

NEW DATE!

6:30pm - 14th December 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $110 - $130

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Past Flights

Australia vs Ireland vs Scotland:

An exploration of Sherry casks

6:30pm - 19th October 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $79 - $99

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Backwoods - Meet the Distiller!

6:30pm - 21st September 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $90 - $110

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Riverbourne Distillery &
Tumut River Brewing Co:
A Boilermaker

6:30pm - 17th August 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $79 - 99

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Flora & Fauna:
The Single Malts of Diageo

6:30pm - 20th July 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $110

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Barrel & Batch

6:30pm - 15th June 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $129 - $149

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Oaked Gold & Craft Works

6:30pm - 18th May 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $75 - 90

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NED Australian Whisky

6:30pm - 20th April 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $80 ($65 Early Bird)

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Writer's Tears

6:30pm - 16th March 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $120

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Yack Creek Distilling - Meet The Distiller!

6:30pm - 9th February 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $120

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Whisky Flights Christmas Party: The year that was 2021

6:30pm - 8th December 2021
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $120

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Octomore - International Travel Exclusives

6:30pm - 17th November 2021
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $130

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Virtual Flight

Belgrove - With The Distiller

6:45pm - 3rd November 2021
Online Event via Zoom with 6x30ml whisky tasting kit
Cost: $110 (plus shipping - free pickup from Fyshwick, ACT)

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Virtual Flight

Riverbourne - With The Distiller

6:45pm - 13th October 2021
Online Event via Zoom
Cost: $69 (plus shipping - free pickup from Fyshwick, ACT)

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Craft Works Distillery - Meet the Distiller!

6:30pm - 11th August 2021 → Please Note The Date Change
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $115

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The Regions of Scotch Whisky

6:30pm - 9th June 2021
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $80

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Bruichladdich: Peat in all dimensions

6:30pm - 12th May 2021
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $115

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Overeem

6:00pm - 28th April 2021
Farrah's Liqour Collective
Cost: $75

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Black Gate: Peat & Port - Meet the Distillers!

6:30pm - 14th April 2021
Novotel Canberra

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Irish Pot Still paired with Jasper+Myrtle Chocolate

6:30pm - 10th March 2021
Novotel Canberra

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Riverbourne Distillery

6:30pm - 10th February 2021
Novotel Canberra

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