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A Night Of Japanese Whisky At The Oak Barrel



The phenomenon and interest in Japanese whisky continues to roll on at pace, but what’s it all about? Where did Japanese whisky come from? Why is it in so much demand? Why is it hard to get?

The Oak Barrel will be hosting A Night Of Japanese Whisky, an evening of whiskies, stories and education. Whether you know nothing, a little or a lot, there’ll be something for you to try (or re-try) this October.

Just because this is something of an exploratory ‘intro to’ evening of Japanese whisky, it doesn’t mean the expressions can’t be exciting. We’ll be trying three age statements from the Suntory range to explore the differences between single malts from the Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries (plus what happens when you bring them together in a 17-year-old Hibiki).

Outside of that we’ll tackle the Nikka’s Pure Malt Black (an all-malt blend that is not widely available outside of the domestic market) Ichiro’s Mizunara Wood Reserve (an expression from Chichibu using a unique Japanese oak) and the Kamitaka (a light, easy blend from the rebuilding Akashi stocks).

It will be hosted by The Oak Barrel’s whisky guy Scott Fitzsimons and follows on from the massive high-end Japanese tastings from earlier in the year (three nights of sold out fun!).

Tickets are on sale now and are strictly limited.

What We’ll Be Trying:

Kamitaka Blended Japanese Whisky (Akashi)
Nikka Pure Malt Black
Ichiro’s Malt Mizunara Wood Reserve (Chichibu)
Mars Cosmo Blended Malt
Hakushu 12-Year-Old
Yamazaki 12-Year-Old
Hibiki 17-Year-Old

WHAT: A Night Of Japanese Whisky
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
WHEN: Wednesday 11 October, 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
PRICE: Members $55 / Non-Members $65

Please note tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable, so please book carefully.

Scott Fitzsimons