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WIN! 1 of 5 Double Passes to Our Exclusive Whiskey Launch & Masterclass!

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.

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Image: NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

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.

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Image: Miles Munroe, Head Distiller at Westward Whiskey

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.

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Image: Westward x Man of Many Single Barrel, made in Portland, Oregon

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!

WIN! 1 of 5 Double Passes to Our Exclusive Whiskey Launch & Masterclass


Jacob Osborn

Jacob Osborn is an accomplished author and journalist with over 10 years of experience in the media industry. Jacob holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and has previously written for Stacker alongside co-authoring a Young Adult novel through Simon & Schuster. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Jacob specialises in entertainment, technology and alcohol reporting. You might find him crate-digging at the nearest record store or sampling whisky at the nearest bar. He daydreams of travelling around the world, but for now, the world will have to come to him by way of lifestyle products, gear, gadgetry, and entertainment. Let's call it a happy compromise while he saves up for the next big trip.