That Boutique-y Whisky Company 'Australia Series' with Simon McGoram & special guests

From AUD $95.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC
  • Product code: PK013G

Join us on May 26 for a huge lineup of 8 whiskies. An incredible tasting opportunity presented by Simon McGoram (Atom Brands, That Boutique-y Whisky Company), Andrew Baker (Bakery Hill), Matty Folant (Starward) and your Whisky & Alement events co-ordinator Miranda Lidgerwood. On May 26, we will taste 'The Australia Series' from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, two on pour being Whisky & Alement exclusives.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company is a multi-award-winning independent bottler established in 2012, bottling exceptional single malts, blended malts, blended whiskies, grain whiskies, bourbons and more from around the globe. These whiskies are adorned with cultish graphic novel-style labels hand-illustrated by Emily Chappell and inspired in some way by the liquid, the distillery or the people who make it happen.

'The Australia Series' will mark the first collection from TBWC that focuses on a single country. Many of the whiskies in this collection have never been available internationally, coming from small craft distilleries such as the likes of paddock-to-bottle Belgrove, wee Black Gate Distillery who's annual output is around only 3000L, the first female owned and run distillery in Australia Killara Distillery, and the first to kick off the modern era of distillation on the main land over 20 years ago, Bakery Hill.

Your presenter Simon McGoram is the Regional Sales Manager Asia Pacific for Atom Brands - the company behind award winning independent bottling lines such as Darkness, Character of Islay and, of course, That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Simon is an avid whisky fan having spent years working for and consulting to the world's largest spirits producer, Diageo, as a whisky specialist and ambassador.

Sam Simmons, head of whisky at Atom Brands (TBWC) speaks on the collection below:

"While I think it’s fair to say that most of the world is just waking up to the fact that Australian whisky is on the map at all, I would dare to say that these whiskies, and the future of whiskies from down under, may turn the world upside down, Literally flipping the hegemonic order on its head, with Australia at the top of the pile in the 21st century.”

On tasting:

  • 15ml x Black Gate 3 year old single malt, ex-sherry cask- 46% RRP $255/500ml
  • 15ml x Tin Shed Distilling 3 year old single malt, ex-tawny & pinot gris cask - 48% RRP $215/500ml
  • 15ml x Fleurieu 3 year old, ex-sherry cask - 49.5% RRP $190/500ml
  • 15ml x Belgrove 4 year old single malt, re-charred American oak cask- 49.8% RRP 299/500ml
  • 15ml x Killara 2 year old single malt, ex-port cask - 49% RRP $375/500ml
  • 15ml x Riverbourne 3 year old single malt, re-charred American oak & French oak - 50% RRP $239/500ml
  • 15ml x Starward 3 year old single malt re-charred ex-red wine cask - 56% RRP $179/500ml, Whisky & Alement exclusive
  • 15ml x Bakery Hill 5 year old peated single malt ex-bourbon cask- 50% RRP $299/500ml, Whisky & Alement exclusive 
Bar Snacks included

When & Where:

At the bar! Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start, located at Whisky & Alement, 270 Russell Street Melbourne.

Waiting list: 

If the event has sold-out, we recommend joining the waiting list for a second event which will take place Thursday May 27, doors at 6.30 for a 7pm start.

How do I change my booking date?

We'll be happy to change your booking date provided you contact us more than 14 days prior to your original booking date. To change your booking date, please email with the following information and our team will contact you within 5 business days:

~ Booking reference (beginning with 'R')

~ Booking name (not attendees name)

~ New class dates (see 'Whisky Classes' via our website for a list of available dates)

~ please note, change of dates are available for classes only, not events. Most events are not repeated and therefore are unable to be changed.



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 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 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.


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 to confirm if disabled access is available before booking. 


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