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Novotel Canberra
Feis Ile 2023

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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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


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

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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.


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