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Aussie Whisky Tasting: The Latest And Greatest


Exciting times for whisky lovers at the moment – we’ve been blessed with a flurry of new releases from distilleries all across Australia.

In recent weeks we’ve had new expressions arrive in store from a range of different producers – Black Gate, Lark, Redlands, Tasmanian Independent Bottlers, Heartwood, Baker Williams… They’re coming from all over the country and showcasing some wildly varied approaches and results.

While we’re enjoying having absolutely packed Aussie whisky shelves, there is only one responsible course of action when that happens – let’s throw a tasting and open some of these babies!

Thursday 14 June we’ll be sitting down together to showcase they latest and greatest releases from the local scene. We’ve got a few releases squirreled away, but there’s some other things we’re expecting and are not allowed to talk about yet.

As with all of our in-house Australian whiskies tasting nights, the theme here is new. You’ll be amongst the first in the world to try some of these drams, many of them extremely limited.

We’re also gonna do a bit of travelling to see what we can dig up for the night. Hosted by The Oak Barrel’s in-house expert, Scott Fitzsimons, while we wait to confirm the full line-up we can reveal the distilleries we’ll be showcasing, even if we can’t talk about all the expressions yet. In alphabetical order:

Baker Williams (NSW) Lachlan First Release
Black Gate
(NSW) Watch this space…
(SA) Bogart & Bacall
Heartwood/Tasmanian Independent Bottlers
(TAS) Watch this space…
Redlands (TAS) Paddock To Bottle Cask RD010

At least one more to be confirmed!

WHAT: Aussie Whisky Tasting: What’s New In 2018
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
WHEN: Thursday 14 June, 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
PRICE: Members $60 / Non-Members $70

Please note, tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

Scott Fitzsimons