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.....

 

I'll tak' the Low(lands) Road

For the first time ever we are dedicating a tasting exclusively to the Lowland whiskies of Scotland.

The Lowland region has in more recent years been relatively overlooked by many in comparison to its popular Speyside, Highland and Islay counterparts. However, it wasn't always so, back in its 'hey day' of  the 1830's when it was the most accessible of the regions and producing an approachable ''light and grassy' style, there were a large number of distilleries operating.

In the last decade more than ten new distilleries have set up production in the Lowlands with nearly the same again poised in the planning stages. Our tasting line up includes new and inaugural distillery expressions, many of which are a first for New Zealand. Please do come along and join us for our first tasting of the year, for a wee catch up, some great drams and as always some fantastic fare from The Bespoke Chef.


WHEN: Friday 15th February, 7pm
WHERE: Whisky Galore, 834 Colombo Street, Christchurch
PRICE: $73 $68 for Guild Members (Includes a light supper)

 This tasting is now sold out. To go on the waiting list, please do e-mail us or give us a call on 03 377 6824.

 

Whisky 101 - A dram with Tam

Do you enjoy a wee dram? Want to know a bit more about the fundamentals of Scotch whisky? Problem solved, our whisky academy is back! This year we have one of our newest team members, Tom King, who (along with Michael) will be taking you through the essential 'must know's' of whisky, a brief bit of history, an overview of the production process and, of course, a few drams too!

This is a short and informative tasting for those who are new to the world of whisky. Join us and start your whisky journey...

WHEN: Thursday the 7th of February,  6pm - 7pm
WHERE: Whisky Galore, 834 Colombo Street, Christchurch
PRICE: $20

 

This tasting is now sold out. To go on the waiting list, please do e-mail us or give us a call on 03 377 6824.