Thursday, March 3, 2016

It has been a few years since we last saw this event but the Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Championship is back for 2016!

Managed and hosted by Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) Australia, this event sets competitors noses and palates on a 100m dash to learn and discern 8 whiskies from various distilleries. Supplied with a list of 10 distilleries only 8 can be matched and all have to be correct to be the winner. Unlike previous years the list IS NOT pre-released so tasters have no idea what is to be tasted to screw with the academics (they way it always should have been). These whiskies tasted in the comp are not to be SMWS bottlings.

To be held on Saturday 23rd July 2016 at  Madame Tussauds Darling Harbour, Sydney this event can be attended as a competitor or as a spectator. Included in the evening is the whisky comp, a Glenfiddich Craft Bar, a whisky party, sensory bar, Society Single Cask bar and as has been described much more.

Prizes for the top 3 tasters is:

1st Prize

2 x return airfares to Tokyo, Japan including 3 x nights accommodation at the Park Hotel Tokyo. The Park Hotel Tokyo is host to Tokyo's SMWS bar The Society (which we review only last year). Drinking amazing whisky at an amazing location in an amazing town. What is not to love.

2nd Prize

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society 'Cask Strength Survival Kit' which contains: 1 x very special bottle of single cask Japanese whisky from the society (not pictured), 1 x Spiegelau tasting tulip, 1 x Society tasting booklet, 1 x compass, 1 x pipette, 2 x bottles of Uisge Source Scottish water all packaged in a deluxe custom-fitting Pelican case to for your own 'cask strength adventure', and one year's complimentary membership to the SMWS Australia.

3rd Prize

The Oak Barrel $500 Voucher. Now we all know where and what the Oak Barrel does and this this voucher will get you some pretty whiskies for those dollars.

Options for tickets are:

- Competitor EARLY BIRD TICKET (very limited seats at this low early rate)
- Competitor Ticket AMWTC 2016
- Full Table Competitor Booking: 10 x seats for the price of 9! Book as a group and save!
- Whisky Cocktail Party Ticket EARLY BIRD (very limited spaces at this rate)
- Whisky Cocktail Party Ticket

Will we see you there? I know I have a ticket as a competitor already.

The Baron

This is a non-sponsord announcement. For any further details please defer to the AMWTC website. DTWC images have been used on the AMWTC website for The Society Bar.