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Laphroaig Whisky Tasting With Dan Woolley


We will welcome Australia’s resident Laphroaig fanatic and lost son of Islay Dan Woolley back to The Oak Barrel for our annual night of peated whisky indulgence with the famous distillery.

Founded in 1815, Laphroaig is one of the most famous peated whiskies in the world and one of the very few distilleries left that has its own malting floors to produce a portion of its malted barley needs.

It’s a distillery that we can sometimes take for granted in an industry currently full of new, shiny things – so we think it’s important to remind ourselves of why we fell in love in the first place.

In fact, we’re going to send everyone away with a bottle of the ten-year-old included in your ticket price.

On the night, you’ll also be able to design your own custom label, personalised to your opinion of what Laphroaig is to you.

We’ll be doing it all in the trademark Oak Barrel style of having a lot of fun and not taking things too seriously, while pouring some very serious whiskies indeed as we delve into the distillery’s premium expressions.

What We’ll Be Tasting:

Laphroaig 10-Year-Old
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Laphroaig Triple Wood
Laphroaig Lore
Laphroaig 25-Year-Old

Plus something special from the archives or vault

WHAT: Laphroaig Opinions Welcome With Dan Woolley
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney
WHEN: Wednesday 26 September, doors open 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
PRICE: Members $120 / Guest $130 (includes a bottle of 10-Year-Old to take home on the night)

Scott Fitzsimons