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.

If you would like more information on Private Tastings, please click here.



Glenfiddich Grand Cru

With the arrival of the stunning new Grand Cru release to our shelves, we are excited to announce a very special Glenfiddich tasting to kick off October. The tasting line up features four sensational drams from the distillery including the new Grand Cru, Winter Storm, 21 year old and 26 year old. Philip Spector from William Grant & Sons will be your host for the evening, taking you through these luxurious drams and sharing his extensive knowledge of them and of the Glenfiddich distillery.

This is a rare opportunity to try these very special whiskies, we do hope that you will come along and join us!

WHEN: Thursday 8th October, 7.00pm
WHERE: The Howff at Whisky Galore, 834 Colombo Street, Christchurch
PRICE: $68, $63 for Guild members (light supper from The Bespoke chef included)
These tickets are now sold out, to go on the waiting list please e-mail us or give us a call on 03 377 6824.


High Spring, High Spirits

To celebrate the arrival of some warmer Spring weather, we'll be showcasing some of our favourite high strength whiskies from our latest shipments. High proof or cask / batch strength whiskies are seen by many as the true expression of Scotch whisky, as close as we can get to walking in to the warehouse and sampling straight from the cask. Not only does high strength intensify the flavour but it allows the drinker the flexibility to choose their own preferred strength.

Come along and join us for some sensational spirits for our second to last Whisky Galore tasting of the year!

WHEN: Thursday 22nd of October, 7pm
WHERE: The Howff at Whisky Galore, 834 Colombo Street, Christchurch
PRICE: $79, $74 for Guild members (light supper from The Bespoke Chef included)
Tickets are available online via our website only

What's coming up...

Islay Night! Friday 27th November, 7pm. Tickets available early November.