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Wondersnack x Cocktail Co x Scotch Malt Whisky Society (MELBOURNE)
Feb.
22
6:30 pm18:30

Wondersnack x Cocktail Co x Scotch Malt Whisky Society (MELBOURNE)

Whisky lovers, we're coming at you with an experience that will knock your socks off! How many times have you reached for a snack with your drink, only to be faced with the usual nut and chip combo? In this session, we're not just focussing on the liquid but its oft overlooked companion - the humble snack. Forget the bland offerings you find at your corner store, we're partnering with award winning snack makers Wondersnack and one of the world's best single cask whisky bottlers Scotch Malt Whisky Society to bring you a whisky/snack/cocktail pairing like it's never been done before. Not only that, this experience will feature a special one off gelato created especially for the occasion by icy powerhouses N2 Gelato (you'll have to attend to find out how this gelato features in the whole line up!) and a preview of a as yet unreleased snack from Wondersnack. And as always, we've created a range of cocktails to be paired not just with the whisky but the snack. SMWS on whisky, us on cocktails and Wondersnack on er, snacks. It's a night that promises to be explosively fun. Snack. Dram. Cocktail. Repeat.

Sydney, you get us on 21 February 2018 where we'll be getting tropical at tiki pop up bar Lost Luau. For the first time ever, we're going interstate so Melbourne, we'll be seeing you on 22 February 2018 at the Melbourne Whisky Room. Scroll up for tickets for the Sydney event.

Tickets are only $60 a head (plus small booking fee) and gets you a SMWS whisky flight alongside matching tasters of the snacks and cocktails plus light nibbles AND a special little Wondersnack to take home with you. National Ambassador Matt Bailey of the SMWS will be there to lead you through a tasting of the whiskies, whilst we will have Wondersnack founder Christy Loekito take you through a tasting of the matching snacks and we will be serving up the matching cocktails as you go along. This will be a FUN hour long session!

Due to the limited nature of the whiskies, we only have limited places in each city so get your tickets today!

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Wondersnack x Cocktail Co x Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SYDNEY)
Feb.
21
6:30 pm18:30

Wondersnack x Cocktail Co x Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SYDNEY)

Whisky lovers, we're coming at you with an experience that will knock your socks off! How many times have you reached for a snack with your drink, only to be faced with the usual nut and chip combo? In this session, we're not just focussing on the liquid but its oft overlooked companion - the humble snack. Forget the bland offerings you find at your corner store, we're partnering with award winning snack makers Wondersnack and one of the world's best single cask whisky bottlers Scotch Malt Whisky Society to bring you a whisky/snack/cocktail pairing like it's never been done before. Not only that, this experience will feature a special one off gelato created especially for the occasion by icy powerhouses N2 Gelato (you'll have to attend to find out how this gelato features in the whole line up!) and a preview of a as yet unreleased snack from Wondersnack. And as always, we've created a range of cocktails to be paired not just with the whisky but the snack. SMWS on whisky, us on cocktails and Wondersnack on er, snacks. It's a night that promises to be explosively fun. Snack. Dram. Cocktail. Repeat.

Sydney, you get us on 21 February 2018 where we'll be getting tropical at tiki pop up bar Lost Luau. For the first time ever, we're going interstate so Melbourne, we'll be seeing you on 22 February 2018 at the Melbourne Whisky Room. Scroll down for tickets to the Melbourne event.

Tickets are only $60 a head (plus small booking fee) and gets you a tasting flight of 3 SMWS whiskies alongside matching tasting flights of the snacks and cocktails plus light nibbles AND a special little Wondersnack to take home with you. National Ambassador Matt Bailey of the SMWS will be there to lead you through a tasting of the whiskies, whilst we will have Wondersnack founder Christy Loekito take you through a tasting of the matching snacks and we will be serving up the matching cocktails as you go along. This will be a FUN hour long session!

Due to the limited nature of the whiskies, we only have limited places in each city so get your tickets today!

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Sea to Still
Oct.
28
9:00 am09:00

Sea to Still

This is one for the adventurous drinker! For our second event for Good Food Month 2017, return to nature in this interactive experience jointly hosted by us and Dramnation. First up, join us for a foraging workshop on the Northern Beaches led by expert forager Diego Bonetto who will take you through the basics of foraging to discover a natural pantry located on your doorstep. Then armed with that knowledge we will decamp to Sydney's newest distillery, Manly Spirits Co. Distillery to find out how they put botanicals foraged from the same local area to good use in making some of the finest spirits around before we get to taste those spirits. Finally, we end up in a brewery to explore the similarities in the process of beer and spirits making. It's truly a sea to still experience like no other so we hope you can join us! Tickets are $129 per head and due to the nature of the event, seats are limited so we hope to see you there!

Note: Please wear sensible shoes and attire suitable for traipsing around the beaches and surrounded areas. This event will take place in all weather conditions, save for extreme conditions where a warning has been issued by the relevant local weather bureau that it is unsafe to be outdoors. We will let you know if that is the case and the event has to be cancelled.
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The Whisky Aperitif Hour
May
27
2:30 pm14:30

The Whisky Aperitif Hour

We all know the whisky that is drunk at the end of a meal as a digestif, but if you ever wanted to learn more about the concept of whisky as an aperitif, this is the session for you! In partnership with Dramnation, we'll be partaking in the Aperitif Hour at a very aperitif-friendly time of 3 pm (2.30 pm arrival for welcome drink). Find out what makes an aperitif, taste a selection of whiskies neat then let us demonstrate to you how these whiskies can be manipulated in a series of aperitif cocktails while trying those cocktails for yourself! Paired with matching cleansers and light food from Rouse Hill establishment the Fiddler,  this session will even show you how to manipulate the most classic of aperitif champagne cocktails...but with whisky!

Tickets are $45 plus booking fee for early bird until 20 May 2017 and then $55 plus booking fee after. 

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SMWS x Scotch Club x SCC
Mar.
28
6:30 pm18:30

SMWS x Scotch Club x SCC

Following on from the sell out success of last year's event, we're back with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society at Shirt Bar's monthly Scotch Club presenting another session of single cask cocktails paired with a tasting of single cask liquid gold. For those of you not familiar with the SMWS, it's the world foremost whisky club, bottling its own whisky from the best distilleries globally. The whiskies are all bottled at cask strength from one single cask so once it's gone it's gone, so this time round, we're going to be testing some very special whiskies and pairing them with cocktails to match. Tickets are $59 a head and includes a light supper afterwards as well as 20% off dark spirits at the bar after. Don't dally, this is bound to be popular! 

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Meet the Maker - Redlands Distillery
Oct.
18
6:30 pm18:30

Meet the Maker - Redlands Distillery

For those in the know, Redlands Distillery in Tasmania has been quietly making a name for itself as a quality whisky producer. Boasting the title of Australia's first paddock to bottle single malt whisky distillery, Redlands' whiskies are of such scarcity it is currently only sold through its cellar door in Kempton. Equally, you'd be hard pressed to find those same whiskies in most bars. Until now that is. Redlands Head Distiller Dean Jackson and Brand Ambassador Robbie Gilligan are making a rare excursion to Sydney and in their only consumer event on this trip, will be leading a session exploring the story behind Redlands and a tasting of the following:

  1. Redlands Apple Schnapps
  2. Redlands Lavender Malt
  3. Redlands Paddock to Bottle single malt whisky (sold out)
  4. Redlands Old Stables single malt whisky (only available to purchase at the cellar door)
  5. Redlands Limited Release XO Brandy (only available to taste and purchase at the cellar door)

In true Sydney Cocktail Club fashion however, you can be sure this won't be a stock standard tasting! To mark the occasion, we've come up with something we've not done in previous tastings - an edible cocktail featuring one of the spirits on taste...yessir, this is the one time you will be able to drink your cocktail and eat it too! Which one? You'll have to come along to find out!

On top of that, Kingston Public Bar & Kitchen are offering 20% off all whiskies for the entire evening (normally an offer that is only available on Wednesdays) - if you've been there before, you will know they stock one of the largest range of Aussie spirits (including whisky) we've seen in any bar in Sydney.

This is truly a rare opportunity to meet the maker and chew the fat with two of the most personable men behind a truly beguiling Australian whisky house. Seats are limited so it's first in best dressed.

Tickets are $65 a head which gets you a welcome drink, a tasting of the spirits mentioned, light food and the edible cocktail. That's a steal considering what you would otherwise pay for a nip of each of the whiskies alone! 

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Whisky Manipulations - Hot & Cold
Sep.
17
2:30 pm14:30

Whisky Manipulations - Hot & Cold

We've been putting out some teasers but now we can confirm that on 17 September, we're heading to Pocket Bar for a whisky tasting like no other in collaboration with whisky educators Dramnation.

Yes sir, for this tasting, you'll get to taste (and learn about!) a flight of whiskies neat. We'll be featuring the award winning Starward range of whiskies, including their much acclaimed New World Projects PX cask release. But taking it one step further, we'll be showing you how to manipulate those same whiskies in a series of hot & cold cocktails. Join us as we dispel the notion that whisky can only be drunk neat or on the rocks and see for yourself how when done right, a good whisky can really make a cocktail sing without losing its characteristic. 

Paired with matching cleansers and light food from Pocket Bar, this session may or may not also also include a cocktail show involving fire and ice but you'll have to come along to find out! There's also going to be a mystery nip at the beginning that will test your perception of the category - all we can say is that this particular one is sold out nationally and not available anymore...........not even at the distillery itself.

So come join us! Early bird tickets are available until 9 September at $45 a head ($55 after 9 September) which includes the flight of whiskies, matching cocktails, welcome drink on arrival, that mystery nip. light food, good company, good education aaaand good entertainment.  

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SCC Sensory Bar at AMWTC
Jul.
23
6:30 pm18:30

SCC Sensory Bar at AMWTC

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 

More information about the Championship available here. Competitor and party-goer tickets are available here 

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Single Cask Whisky & Cocktails with SMWS & Scotch Club
Feb.
23
6:30 pm18:30

Single Cask Whisky & Cocktails with SMWS & Scotch Club

For our first event of 2016, we are collaborating with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and the Scotch Club at Shirt Bar to bring you a very special whisky tasting session on Tuesday 23rd February.

For those of you in the know, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a whisky club that is 37,000+ members strong internationally. The Society bottles as its own exclusive allocation, whisky from the best hand selected casks from every distillery in Scotland, Japan and more. Usually only available for members to access, you will as part of this event have the opportunity to taste 3 SMWS drams - all cask strength, single cask and non chill filtered. PLUS we are using these same three drams to make 3 cocktails so you'll have a chance to try them on their own and in a delicious creation.  

The fashion conscious will also be familiar with the Shirt Bar and the wicked range of shirts they do. The Shirt Bar is no stranger to good whisky and cocktails either and runs whisky tastings on a monthly basis through its own Scotch Club. We couldn't think of a better venue to be exploring some cracking whisky and whisky cocktails!

Tickets are $57 and gets you a tasting of the three whiskies and their matching cocktails plus a light supper. Kick on afterwards at the bar with 20% off all dark spirits.

It's sure to be  great event and likely to sell out quickly so get your people together or snap up a solo ticket ASAP here!

 

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