Unless you’ve been living under a rock the size of Uluru you’ll know that we’re living in a time of whisky abundance and indulgence. It can be a daunting task to navigate all the whisky related goodness out there, so we’ve made it simple for you with this dram sized sample of some of the best whisky activities you could possibly do with your time. Now go off and have some fun!
1. Tour the Tassie distilleries
Easily the ultimate boys’ (or girls’…) weekend away. Why spend 20 hrs flying to freezing Scotland when you can be in Tassie a flash? The island state’s whisky industry is booming and the lads down there clearly getting it right as they pile award after award in to the trophy cabinet. So book a tour, sit back, relax and be driven from one distillery to another – what could possibly go wrong?
2. Visit the Sydney Whisky Show
What can be better than spending a cold autumn afternoon in a room with over 100 whiskies to taste? Now in its fourth year, the ever popular Sydney Whisky Show is back again, and this year you can personally meet the man responsible for the world’s best single malt whisky! Taiwan’s Kavalan Distillery was recently voted the world’d best single malt whisky at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards in London and Master Blender Ian Chang will be presenting a masterclass at the show. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet whisky royalty!
3. Join The Whisky Club
Possibly the best subscription service on the planet…join up and the Club sends you really good bottles of whisky to drink! It’s the perfect Club for whisky lovers at every stage of the whisky journey. Each month the Club explores a different single malt, providing members with an impeccable bottle of whisky and a thorough education that enables truly enjoyable whisky appreciation!
4. Get your own barrel of the world’s best whisky
Last year Tasmania’s Sullivans Cove made whisky history when it was named the world’s best single malt at the 2014 World Whiskies Awards. and what’s better that a bottle of the world’s best single malt? That’s right…a whole barrel!
5. Private tutored whisky tasting at home
Fancy a quiet night in with a bottle of Scotch and couple of mates? Then the whisky fiends at Wonder and Whisky have you covered! Specialising in the wonder and fun that exists around whisky, they host tastings for small and large groups of individuals wishing to learn about whisky in a fun and educational way. Bucks nights, birthdays, celebrations, team building, pre-dinner settings: they do it all.
6. Designer whisky glass
Melbourne based designers Denver & Liely (D&L) came up with their whisky glass after wanting to improve on the whisky drinking experience. After much research exploring the deepest, darkest depths of their whisky collections the D&L Whisky Glass was born. Its hand-blown shape combines the benefits of taste and smell associated with a traditional whisky snifter with the versatility and style of a classic tumbler. Get one now and become a better whisky drinker.