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
The upstart vs the original vs the master. All in Sherry (or apera) casks.
From the Aussies we've got the latest addition to Hobart Whisky's core range - their PX Solera. Replicating traditional solera methods, only a portion of the available whisky was bottled for this batch, leaving the rest to continue maturing in the traditional solera style. Joining Hobart is a very special release from Dram Full and Black Gate; a bottle that was released as a collaboration early on in the pandemic for a virtual tasting organised by Dram Full just as we were all confronted with lockdowns.
From the birthplace of modern whisky, Ireland, we have the only single malt in the Writer's Tears range; the Redhead - non chill-filtered, and a bright ruby red colour from its full maturation in Oloroso Sherry casks; this little Irish number will put up a decent fight against the bigger names from neighbouring Scotland! Also from Ireland is the very first single cask Redbreast single pot still ever (officially) brought into Australia - exclusively by Barrel & Batch. 19 years old, cask strength, with full maturation in Oloroso Sherry casks.
Scotland. A mecca for malt whisky lovers. Represented in this battle by 2 releases that will absolutely delight any Sherry cask lover - A cask strength single cask from the windswept isle of Orkney. Fully aged in a single European oak Sherry cask, and so very lightly peated - this whisky bring a big bold presence to the battle against Ireland &l Australia! Not to be outdone, the Scottish mainland comes to the party with a Glenrothes Sherry bomb like none you've experienced before - cask strength, no chill filterin, no added colour. Aged in Oloroso Sherry casks for 12 years before being finished in a collection of 64 litre 'octave' Oloroso Sherry casks; giving you a supercharged Sherry bomb with a luscious mouthfeel!
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.
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.
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!