As the Australian whisky scene continues to grow, so too does the plethora of related events and “master classes.” Regardless of what State you hail from, if you look up the events in your area you should now find a few per month.
I attend as many as I can. There is not one I haven’t enjoyed. But if you ask me to name my favorite event every year, you will get a definitive answer. Whisky! The Show.
Every August I attend and take the same people. My father in law Chris, My brother Matt and my best mate Matthew. We arrive by train and make the short walk to the Stamford Plaza. Wait in the long line and I listen to grown men and women cackling with excitement. The atmosphere is phenomenal even before you enter the building.
Once inside the world is your Oyster! Whisky as far as the eye can see and exhibitors that are genuinely excited to discuss it with you. There is no way you could try them all, such is the number of offerings, so best to make a list.
I just can’t speak highly enough of this event and I am always so bummed out after it is over and immediately looking forward to the next years.
Well, now I can share with you that this year you don’t have to wait until August. Alchemy Events is throwing a surprise party next month and showcasing the best in Bourbon, Rye and American Whiskies.
There are two 3-hour sessions in Melbourne at the Stamford Plaza’s on Saturday 18 April 2020. The Sydney event is 3 months later on July 18th also at the Stamford Plaza.
Noon to 3.00pm
4.00pm to 7.00pm
So far, the exhibitors include Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniels, Old Forester, Shelter Point, Bookers Gospel Rye, Wild Turkey Longbranch, Millstone Rye Lot #40, Pike Creek Balcones, Rittenhouse, Westward, San Diego Distillery, Archie Rose Rye, Jim Beam Legent and Makers Mark Private Select.
And all that for a bloody amazing price! But wait… There’s more!
Bonus Woodford Reserve Malt Bottle Offer
You have the option of including a bottle of the Woodford Reserve Malt into the price of the ticket.
Single entry per session with bottle: $109.00*
Single entry per session without bottle: $75.00*
This pre-prohibition style whiskey has a mashbill of 51% malted barley, 47% corn and 2% rye. It is yet to be released in Australia, and the RRP will be $87.00. Just 250 bottles are on offer for this event, with a limit of one bottle per ticket. The bottles will be available for collection at the exit to the Show.
Chris, Matt, Matthew and I will be at the afternoon session in Melbourne. I will be wearing my denim shirt with Travelling Whisky Reviews logo. Please come say “G’day”. I would love to chat with you all on the day.
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