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20th
July

Wednesday
6:30pm
Novotel Canberra
Flora & Fauna (Scotland)
17th
August

Wednesday
6:30pm
Novotel Canberra
Whisky Flights
21st
September

Wednesday
6:30pm
Novotel Canberra
Backwoods (Vic, Australia)
12th
October

Wednesday
6:30pm
Novotel Canberra
Indie Bottles of Black Gate (NSW, Australia)

Flora & Fauna:
The Single Malts of Diageo

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

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One story (and there are a few) tells that the Diageo Flora and Fauna releases were born from a rather embarrassing situation - increased awareness of the breadth of Scottish single malts (largely via the offerings of the independent bottlers) resulted in a surge of distillery tourism in the early to mid-nineties. Devotees - particularly of the more obscure malts - would travel to their favourite distillery, enjoy the warmth and hospitality on offer, get an education and at the end of the tour find the staff had nothing to offer in the way of a dram.

So the Flora and Fauna series of limited bottlings was gradually introduced to showcase the arts of the lesser known distilleries, those that had been bulldozed, mothballed or otherwise accessed by blenders only.

Flora and Fauna was not originally an official title, but a name coined by Michael Jackson, as every distillery bottling had its own animal or plant assigned to each respective label. The first tranche was released between 1991 and 1994, followed by a smattering of cask strength releases (discontinued and ultra rare) up until 1998 and four expressions in September 2001.

Initially the series was available only at the malt's distillery of origin. Gradually the collection made its way out of the distilleries and onto the shelves of top whisky purveyors.

The Lineup:

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!

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

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!


Barrel & Batch

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

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Flora & Fauna:
The Single Malts of Diageo

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

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Whisky Flights

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

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Backwoods - Meet the Distiller!

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

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Indie Bottles of Black Gate

6:30pm - 12th October 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $TBA

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Distiller's Dinner

6:30pm - 14th October 2022
TBA
Cost: $TBA

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Whisky Capital

15th October 2022
Novotel Canberra
Cost: $TBA

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Whisky Flights

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

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Whisky Flights Christmas Party: The year that was 2022

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

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Past Flights

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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