Calling all epicureans and whiskey lovers! We recently teamed up with American single malt masters Westward Whiskey for a collaboration that’s over 7,000 miles in the making. Our founders Scott Purcell and Frank Arthur personally selected the barrels from which this nuanced spirit has sprung forth, and it’s an absolute knockout. To launch it in style, we’re hosting a dinner and whiskey masterclass event on Wednesday 27 April at the French Quarter of Nola Smokehouse in Barangaroo, Sydney. We’re also giving away 5 pairs of tickets (5 winners can each take a plus one). Enter below for a chance to win.
As far as venues go, we couldn’t have picked a better one. Taking inspiration from New Orleans—hence the name—Nola Smokehouse is best known for their smoked meats, seafood dishes, and downright killer selection of American whiskeys. On 27 April, guests will be treated to a delicious sit-down shared feasting meal, where they’ll also try a variety of Westward whiskeys and cocktails. Westward Master Distiller Miles Munroe (i.e. the real brains behind this release) will serve as a guide and a charming one at that. The evening will finish off with a tasting of our new Man of Many Single Barrel expression, which launches the following day.
What can drinkers expect from Man of Many x Westward American Single Malt Whiskey? We don’t want to spoil too many surprises but we will say that it expertly balances notes of malted barley, crème brulée, and rich toffee, with an underlying beer-based character that’s become one of the distillery’s calling cards. Sweet malt carries through the stout-like finish, which goes big on chocolate, coffee, and toasted almond. This one is bottled at 100 Proof (50% ABV) and the extra proof points help level out its sweeter edges, generating all the more depth and complexity as a result. This is seriously great whiskey from a Portland-based distillery that’s putting American single malts on the map.
Each Winner Will receive:
- A double pass (for you and a mate) to our exclusive Man of Many x Westward Single Barrel launch event on Wednesday 27 April
- A shared feasting menu at Sydney’s famous NOLA Smokehouse & Bar
- Westward Whiskey cocktail on arrival
- A Westward Whiskey Masterclass featuring Westward American Single Malt, Westward American Single Malt Stout Cask, Westward Whiskey Pinot Noir Cask & Man of Many’s Westward Single Barrel Selection
- The chance to meet and learn from Miles Munroe, the Westward Whiskey Master Distiller
With the exclusive event right around the corner, we’re hosting our current giveaway for ONE WEEK ONLY! It kicks off today, Wednesday 13 April, and ends on Tuesday 19 April at midnight. Winners must reside in Sydney or be able to make their own way to Sydney for the event.
Oh, and did we mention that you can currently pre-order this bad boy through The Whisky List? See you there!