|Dram Club presenters|
So what is Dram Club? Currently hosted at the Bat and Ball Hotel in Surry Hills and founded by Yvette Myhill and Scott Fitzsimons, Dram Club is a chilled out, relaxed, highly informal method of tasting and chatting about whisky. As Scott says “I want to run these (tastings) the way I would like whisky tastings to be”. I have to say add me to the list as this is also how I always wanted them to be too. What always makes a good whisky tasting to me is being able to have a drink and a bite prior, take in the tasting to its fullest, then not be shuffled out the door as it locks behind you but instead continue on and kick back with another beer or dram as you see fit talking' the whisky talk with new found mates.
Accompanied by Jonathan from the Whiskyledger.com (was he the wingman or was I…?) we caught a pub lunch and a dram of Heartwood Malt Whisky before heading out back to settle in for proceedings. Having meet the charming Scott earlier at lunch we were then greeted at the door by the lovely Yvette to check us in, while an ice cold Suntory Hakushu Highball was to magically appear in my hand. From that point on is was all whisky.
|Hakushu Highballs, The Macallan, The Glenlivet|
|Auchentoshan, Starward, Blackadder|
Cheers Yvette and Scott it was great to meet you (though I know we have crossed paths many times prior). See you soon.