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The Hills Whisky Appreciation Course

The Hills Whisky Appreciation Course


Castle Hills Bowls Club, 79 Castle Street, Castle Hill, NSW 2154, Australia


Sunday 17 May 2015 at 2:30pm, weekly to Sunday, 7 June 2015. See program dates below.

About The Hills Whisky Appreciation Course

The Hills Whisky Appreciation Course is an introduction into the dynamically expanding world of whisky. Presented in an interesting and engaging way, we will deliver an in-depth tasting showcase of 20 affordable quality whiskies over 4 consecutive weeks. Our aim is to ensure you complete this course with a valued appreciation for whisky, while instilling a self-confidence for selecting or purchasing this spirit.


Class 1 - Sunday 17 May, 2:30pm

Class 2 - Sunday 24 May, 2:30pm

Class 3 - Sunday 31 May, 2:30pm

Class 4 - Sunday 7 June, 2:30pm

Each session runs for approximately 120 minutes 

During the course period we will discuss details from the basics up. We will look at important factors such as nosing and tasting, flavours and profiles, regions and countries, making and maturing the spirit, while developing logical descriptors to help you talk about whisky. The whiskies tasted will range from No Age Statements (NAS) to Age Stated whiskies, Blends to Single Malts, and a range of flavour profiles from whiskies matured in Bourbon casks, Sherry casks and Port casks. On completion of the course you will have tasted whiskies from Scottish regions as well as world whiskies from the US, Australia, Ireland and Japan.

Appropriate For: 

This course is appropriate for beginners to intermediate appreciators or those wanting to reinvigorate an interest in the water of life. We welcome anyone aged from 18 to 80+ years of age. All you need is an enthusiastic approach to learning about whisky.

Course Inclusions

- Experienced host

- Flight of x5 whiskies per class (total of 20 whiskies tasted over 4 classes)

- Tasting notes

- Sensory boards

- Water & light finger foods consisting of a variation of cheese, crackers, mixed nuts, dried fruits, chocolate on shared tasting boards

- Note book & pen (supplied at the first class)

- Social membership for one year (Castle Hill Bowls Club ONLY if not already a member)

- x1 Complimentary draft/tap beer per class

- Bookings are transferable on provision of prior notice.

^The Mystery Dram – Additional Offer

As part of this course we offer an additional whisky sample service of A Mystery Dram at the end of each class. A Mystery Dram voucher pack can be purchased as part of the original booking or you may return to the bookings page and purchase later, even if you have already started the course. At the end of each class completion you may opt to redeem a voucher for The Mystery Dram. These Mystery Drams will be unique and do not appear as part of the 20 whiskies being sampled during the course. We aim to ensure these whiskies deliver something different to the table or profile of what is being tasted at the corresponding class. All Mystery Drams will be served at the standard 15ml measure. We have some real cracker whiskies lined up so don't be the one who misses out!

Please ensure you read the What Else Do I Need To Know section on dramnation.com before booking.

Tickets are non refundable 48hrs prior to event commencement. Bookings are transferable on provision of prior notice before event commencement. All attendees must be 18+ by law.

EVENT LOCATION: Castle Hills Bowls Club, 79 Castle Street
Castle Hill, NSW 2154, Australia
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