The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is bringing a twist on that great Queensland tradition of enjoying a few Saturday sundowners. The Society sources casks, singular and rare, from distilleries all around the world. These whiskies are carefully selected by our expert panel who name and provide tasting notes unique for each cask. Think of Cask 73.104 “Happy Hobnobbing Moments” or Cask 123.26 “Blossom Falling Onto Sponge Cake”. Fabulous stuff, but, sometimes… maybe we could do better … or differently with an Aussie twist. Here’s your chance. It’s time to challenge the panel!
So how does it work and what’s on offer? We’ll be presenting and showcasing five of our latest whiskies – some off the latest Outturn, and some that have never before been seen or released in Australia. As the whiskies are presented, each table forms a team. Each team gets to have their say on what the cask should be called and what the tasting notes should really be. Bring your nose, bring your palate and be prepared to be creative. We’ll bring the inspirational drams. Each whisky is a new round, the best names and tasting notes will score the highest points. At the end of the tasting, the winning table (with the highest aggregate score) takes home the prizes and the glory.
It’s surprisingly easy, it’s fun, it’s informal, and – best of all – you’ll enjoy some incredible whiskies along the way. And, for those new to the Society or new to the world of whisky, we’ll cover off a few of the basics – so come along and feel free to bring a friend or two.
There will be a light supper and Newstead beers and ales to cleanse the palate. All welcome!