Yeah baby! This year sees the return of the Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Championship and for the first time, Sydney Cocktail Club will be hosting a Sensory Bar on the evening!
Hosted and run by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society since 2007, the Championship has been taking place since 1989. With the blind whisky tasting competition as its core affair, this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever, with plenty of other happenings on the night to keep both competitors and party-goers happy. Under the watchful eye of the waxworks at Madame Tussauds in Darling Harbour, competitors only need to correctly identify and match 8 whiskies from a list of 9 (one's a red herring) given to them on the night and they'll be in the draw to win some incredible prizes, with the top prize being a trip to Tokyo!
As part of our Sensory Bar, we'll be taking guests through a tactile sensory experience of whisky, offering up aromas and flavours associated with the drams on taste at the Championship. If you think you know your nose, you can test your nosing skills with different scents from the Aroma Academy Whisky Aroma Kit that will be available to browse at the bar, with a limited quantity of the kit available to purchase at a special championship price.
Not only that, we're running a Guess the Scent competition where you'll have a chance to win your very own aroma kit. The format of the competition will be similar to the tasting competition - correctly identify 3 aromas from a list of 5 and the highest scoring competitor takes home the prize. Both party and competitor ticket holders are eligible to enter and no additional entry fee is required.
Apart from a whisky after party and the SCC Sensory Bar, there's pop up bars galore, including the Glenfiddich Craft Bar serving up whiskies with incredible cocktails and the SMWS Single Cask bar