Whisky Tastings

The world of whisky is complex and varied and one of the easiest way to get to know it is to come along to one of our regular whisky tastings. Our tastings vary from distillery focused evening, food pairings, vintage selections, world whiskies and many more. These are fun educational and social events where everyone is welcome. We conduct tastings the length and breath of the country on request, they are targeted at people who have a genuine interest in tasting - if your are organizing/hosting an event and would like to discuss your requirements please do get in touch with us.

Our tastings are incredibly popular so if you do see an event coming up that interest you, it does pay to book up early to avoid disappointment.



Upcoming tastings.....

Campbeltown comes to The Last Word

Travelling all the way from Campbeltown in Scotland, we have David Allen of Kilkerran, Ranald Watson of Springbank Distillery and Cameron McGeechy from independent bottler Wm.Cadenhead who will be heading to The Last Word bar on New Regent street the Tuesday after DramFest. They will have some rather special drams to share with you from their respective distilleries / brands, along with those top notch Kintyre yarns we love so much - come along and join them!

WHEN: Tuesday the 10th March, 6.30pm
WHERE: The Last Word, 31 New Regent Street, Christchurch
PRICE: $10 per person


From Campbeltown to Queenstown

In conjunction with Whisky Galore's DramFest, we are delighted to be taking the team from Campbeltown on a wee tour south to Queenstown. David Allen of Kilkerran, Ranald Watson of Springbank and Cameron McGeechy from independent bottler Wm.Cadenhead have all traveled from Scotland for our 2020 festival in Christchurch, and are taking in the sights from the Skyline Queenstown before their trip home.

They'll be featuring some very special whiskies at the tasting from their associated distilleries/brands, including some released in conjunction with DramFest. To have three guests of this calibre presenting a tasting, with their depth of knowledge and experience in the industry is rare - we recommend heading up the hill and joining us for this exclusive Campbeltown trio tasting.

The evening includes a trip up the Gondola, six whiskies, some light snacks and no doubt a few good yarns from Kintyre - come along and join the Campbeltown Crew!

WHEN: Wednesday 11th March, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
WHERE: Wakatipu Room, Skyline Queenstown, Brecon Street, Queenstown
PRICE: $65 per person