A Leaf Out of Scotch's Book: The Future of American Whiskey

From AUD $50.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC
  • Product code: P3SZDH

What's up with American whiskey these days?

Our resident half-American whisky expert and storyteller Fred Siggins has recently returned from a trip to the USA and carried back a couple of special bottles not seen before on the Whisky & Alement back-bar. To round out the tasting he's pulled together a range of American whiskies from the cellar that all explore the theme of where American craft is headed these days, especially where American and Scotch whiskies are starting to intersect in terms of production process and flavour profile. 

Each of the whiskies on pour have been matured in non-traditional circumstances, and as new craft distilleries continue to pop up and mature all over the US, we'll discuss how the American whiskey scene is growing, diversifying, breaking the boundaries of traditional Kentucky bourbon, and what we can expect to see coming out of the world's second largest whisky producer in the future. 


On pour:

  • 15ml x Angel's Envy Port Cask Finished Bourbon | 43.3% 
  • 15ml x Liquid Treasures Heaven Hill 12yr Bourbon | 53.5% 
  • 15ml x Sagamore Spirit Cognac Finished Rye | 50.5%
  • 15ml x Laws Sauternes Finish Rye  | 61.6%
  • 15ml x Stranahan's Colorado Single Malt Sherry Finish | 47%
  • 15ml x Westlands Garryana Single Malt 2019 Edition | 50%
  • 15ml x Balcones Limited Release Single Malt TBC


Bottle Shop

Select bottles will be available for retail sale during this event from our bottle shop. 


When? Where?

Tuesday 2nd of August
Doors @ 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
Whisky & Alement, 270 Russell Street, Melbourne 


Want to sit with your mates?

If you and your friends are making seperate bookings, please let us know in the notes at the time of booking if you would like to be seated near someone else, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will be able to sit with them! We cannot seat people together if they have purchased tickets for different seating areas. 


What is a "Central Seat" ?

Central Seats are our two large tasting tables and a few of the bar seats right in the action, located front and centre to your presenter. These seats are best for those wishing to engage with the chat, or looking for the best opportunity to hear.


What is an "In the Wings" seat?

Our tasting events are currently held downstairs in the heart of Whisky & Alement. The bar is cosy, making our two central tasting tables hot property. Seats are located in the wings of the bar are available for a discount. These seats may be facing away from your presenter, or have a slightly obstructed view, but if you're happy to swivel around to face the front then these seats are for you! 


After the event:

Check out our 'Last Chance' events cabinet. All past event bottles available at 50% of the bar cost, on pour by the dram before and after all events so you can take the opportunity to catch up with like minded whisky friends.


Location:

270 Russell Street, ground level @ Whisky & Alement


Cancellations

No returns, refunds, cancellations or exchanges on any tickets or tasting packs. If you're unable to attend a class or event, we recommend nominating a friend or family member to take your place! No notification is required for change of attendees name, simply quote the booking name on arrival.

 

Last minute cancellation due to exceptional circumstances

We understand that unexpected events can pop up at the last minute. In the case you are unable to make a class or event and are unable to give 14 days notice prior to your original booking date, please follow the details below:

~ Illness: In the case that the participant is unable to attend due to an illness, please email a medical certificate and your booking reference (beginning with ‘R’) to info@whiskyandale.com.au by no later than 12pm on the day of your class or event booking. Our team will be in touch within 5 working days. All booking cancellations in the case of illness will be offered a full refund or change of booking date minus booking fees and administration fee of $15 per person.

~ Family emergency: In the case of a family emergency, please email your booking reference (beginning with ‘R’) and emergency details to info@whiskyandale.com.au no later than 12pm on the day of your class or event booking. All booking cancellations in the case of a family emergency will be offered a full refund minus booking fees and administration fee of $15 per person.

~ Government enforced lockdown or isolation directive: In the case that the participant has been ordered into a government enforced lockdown or self isolation we are here to work with you. 

a) In the case that your class or event date falls on a day of government enforced lockdown for the Victorian region, our events team will contact you as quickly as possible following the lockdown announcement. Effected participants will have the option to change their booking date to a future class or event date, or be issued with a cash voucher that can be used to book a future class, event, or at the bar and bottle shop (not available for online bottle shop purchases). 

b) In the case that the class participant has been ordered into self isolation by order of the Victorian Government, please email info@whiskyandale.com.au with details and our team will do their best to respond within 48 standard business hours. Effected participants will have the option to change their booking date to a future class or event date, or be issued with a cash voucher that can be used to book a future class, event, or at the bar and bottle shop (not available for online bottle shop purchases).


Age Restrictions

All participants must be over the legal age of 18 years in order to participate and consume alcohol.

 

Disabled Access
Please note that the tasting room is located on level 1 and accessible only via a single staircase. If you are unable to climb stairs, it may be possible to move the tasting to a wheelchair accessible venue located on the ground level. Please email info@whiskyandale.com.au to confirm if disabled access is available before booking. 

 

Privacy Policy

By purchasing a ticket to an event, you acknowledge that the event may be filmed or photographed and give consent for the film or photographs to be published on any platform by Whisky & Alement or by any other entity used for promotion. Films and photographs may be used occasionally for other marketing purposes.

 

Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash or the online bottle shop.