Whisky's future hanging on the vine: a collaborative event by Whisky & Alement and Bar Liberty

Whisky's future hanging on the vine: a collaborative event by Whisky & Alement and Bar Liberty
From AUD $110.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC
  • Product code: PE1TYR

Whisky has a long and fruitful relationship with wine. How so? It's all about the life of the cask. The ex-wine casks that many distillers mature their spirit in have become fundamental to some of the world's most fascinating whiskies. To celebrate this intricate partnership, Luke McCarthy, Whisky & Alement's resident presenter and author, and Banjo Harris Plane, the award-winning sommelier and co-owner of Bar Liberty and Capitano, are putting together an epic tasting that will reveal how different wine casks flavour and enhance the whiskies that are matured in them. You'll taste six amazing ex-wine cask whiskies alongside six renowned bottlings of their corresponding wine styles selected by Banjo Harris Plane. If you're a lover of either the grape or the grain, this is a unique chance to try a few seriously rare liquids accompanied by some fun and thought-provoking chat.  

On tasting:

Whiskies - 

  • Scotch Malt Whisky Society 35.165 'Variety – the spice of life', 13 Year Old Chenin Blanc hogshead – 52.9%
  • Fleurieu Distillery Atlantic Crossing, Tawny cask matured – 52%
  • Hidden Spirits Aultmore 11 Year Old Amarone cask finish – 51.6%
  • Benromach 2011 Sassicaia Wood Finish – 45%
  • Wilson & Morgan Tobermory 21 Year Old Marsala cask finish – 53.2% 
  • Kilchoman Single Cask Sauternes finish – 58%
Wines - 

  • 2014 Eric Morgat ‘Litus’ Chenin Blanc, Anjou, France
  • Seppelts Para Grand 10 Year Old Tawny, Barossa Valley, South Australia
  • 2014 Allegrini Amarone, Veneto, Italy
  • 2014 Sassicaia Sangiovese/Cabernet, Bolgheri, Italy
  • Rallo 20 Year Old Marsala Vergine, Sicily, Italy
  • 2015 Chateau Filhot, Sauternes, France

Doors open 6pm, tasting starts 6:30pm