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Courses & Tastings

Appreciating whisky starts with an interest

Event Tastings, Courses and Experiences


Dramnation is a whisky appreciation business designed to highlight the virtues of spirits through curated appreciation courses, classes, tastings as private, public, corporate and on premise sensory experiences. Below is but a few of our court focuses.

If there is something specific you would like to discuss that is not listed below please get in contact with us.

A Single tasting Class - (Public)


For those already in the whisky game or just wanting a light experience, Dramnation host single tasting classes throughout the year at various locations. During these single classes you will experience 5 whiskies set against a particular theme. These themes could be - A World Whiskies Tour, A Whisky Brand Vertical Tasting, Peated Whiskies, Regional Based Whiskies, Cask Strengths, or combination of all to name just a few. All tastings include light finger foods, giveaways for interesting questions and a whole lot of fun.

Appropriate for

Beginners, intermediate appreciators, and connoisseurs. We welcome anyone aged from 18 to 80+ years of age. All you need is an enthusiastic approach to learning about whisky.

How LOng

A Single Tasting Class will take approximetly 90min to complete.

Where

Locations are displayed in the bookings pages.

Includes

  • Experienced Dramnation host or Brand Ambasador
  • Pre-selected whiskies
  • Flight of x5 whiskies per class (somtimes more)
  • Tasting notes
  • Sensory boards
  • Water & light finger foods consisting of a variation of cheese, crackers, mixed nuts, dried fruits, chocolate on shared tasting boards

Class Cost - Varies according to whiskies tasted

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

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A Whisky Flight tasting - (Private)


Looking to host a social gathering and have a dabble in whisky with your close friends? Or maybe you want to make the beginning to an event memorable such as a pre-dinner party or even give your wedding party a special treat. A Whisky Flight Tasting, to be held at a location of your choice, is a perfect way to share an experience while learning about whisky at the same time. We will guide you on this shared sensory journey by giving you basics on nosing and tasting whisky as well as providing some sensory flights to make the whole thing a bit more fun. You decide if it is to be a traditional Scotch Malt experience, a Bourbon Blowout with the lads or do a World Whisky flight to really expand your horizons. You sort the location and we bring the rest.

Appropriate for

Private parties or events, small office get togethers, corporate board room events, poker nights, or even something special for your wedding parties and / or guests of honour.

How LOng

A Whisky Flight Tasting should take between 90min to 120min to complete (setup time is required prior).

Where

The location is of your choice be it your home, board room, or private room at your wedding reception. Think outside the box as 3 whiskies in the back of a stretched Hummer can work just as well.

Includes

  • Experienced host
  • Whisky pre-selected and supplied by Dramnation (speak to us prior to booking to discuss whisky options)
  • Flights of x3 or x5 whiskies per seating
  • All glassware
  • Tasting notes
  • Sensory boards
  • Water & light finger foods consisting of a cheese and crackers shared tasting boards (additional food options can be discussed)

Flight Cost - Starting from $40 per person

*Minimum 6 seatings must be booked and costs may vary depending on the location, style, age, or how many cocktails are chosen. Talk to us to figure it out. Bookings requiring travel outside of a 25km radius of Sydney CBD will attract a travel surcharge of 15% of the total booking cost. Bookings requiring travel outside of a 50km radius of Sydney CBD will attract additional surcharges depending on your location. 50% deposit will be required to confirm booking and full payment is required at least 48 hours prior to the booking.

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

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The Aperitif Cocktail Hour - Partnering with Sydney Cocktail Club (Private)


Make like the Europeans do and find out what the aperitif is all about. Learn about and taste different aperitifs and be shown how to make a refreshing aperitif cocktail to be enjoyed by you and your guests. Generally lasting about 1 - 1.5 hours for the tasting session (some set up time will be required prior), it's the perfect mid afternoon or pre-dinner activity. This event does not just focus on whiskies but in fact explores an entire range of spirits in cocktails.

Appropriate for

Private parties or events, small office get togethers, corporate board room events, poker nights, or even something special for your wedding parties and or guests of honour.

How LOng

A Whisky Flight Tasting should take between 90min to 120min to complete (setup time is required prior).

Where

The location is of your choice be it your home, board room, or private room at your wedding reception. Think outside the box as 3 whiskies in the back of a stretched Hummer can work just as well.

Includes

  • Flight of 5 different aperitifs for tasting
  • An aperitif cocktail to finish (a welcome cocktail also available at an additional cost)
  • An experienced host(ess) to guide you through the tasting and making of the cocktail
  • All glassware
  • Tasting sheet and tasting props
  • Light snacks comprising of a mix of cold meats, cheese, dips and crackers

Cocktail Cost - Starting from $65 per person

*Minimum 6 seatings must be booked and costs may vary depending on the location, style, age, or how many cocktails are chosen. Talk to us to figure it out. Bookings requiring travel outside of a 25km radius of Sydney CBD will attract a travel surcharge of 15% of the total booking cost. Bookings requiring travel outside of a 50km radius of Sydney CBD will attract additional surcharges depending on your location. 50% deposit will be required to confirm booking and full payment is required at least 48 hours prior to the booking.

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

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Corporate and Social Event tastings


Dramnation delivers high level informative business and corporate tastings. In office sit down tastings are a common way of creating team building exercises, client networking, customer and staff after work rewarding experiences. Alternatively a tasting bar at a larger corporate event or social club gathering can deliver interactive alternatives for whisky enthusiasts.

Dramnation has created many on site tasting bar experiences for social clubs, Masonic Lodges, end of year parties and closed corporate networking events to name a few. If you have a large table or open space in your office then we can provide a in office tasting experience. Alternatively consider a golf course, bowls club, hotel or small bar to build your tasting event.

Getting in contact with us for ideas and options is the best way to work out a plan for your business.

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The Dramnation Whisky Appreciation Course - Public or Corporate


Whisky is an amazing thing to appreciate but getting started can be daunting. This 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 set classes. 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.

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

Beginners, intermediate appreciators, and connoisseurs. We welcome anyone aged from 18 to 80+ years of age. All you need is an enthusiastic approach to learning about whisky.

Class Length

Each class should take between 90min to 120min to complete.

Where & When

This course can be catered to both private or corporate locations.

Each class Includes

  • Experienced host
  • Pre-selected whiskies
  • 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)

Course Cost - $180 gst inclusive Per Person

When running a course we look for a minimum of 8 people per class. Smaller courses can be created on request. Talk to us to figure it out. Bookings requiring travel outside of a 25km radius of Sydney CBD will attract a travel surcharge of 15% of the total booking cost. Bookings requiring travel outside of a 50km radius of Sydney CBD will attract additional surcharges depending on your location. 50% deposit will be required to confirm booking and full payment is required at least 48 hours prior to the booking.

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

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What else do I need to know?

Can I book a single class for the Whisky Appreciation COurse?

No. The Dramnation Whisky Apprecition Course must be booked in a 4 class block.

We have booked a Whisky Appreciation Course but We need to reschedule?

We appreciate unforeseen circumstances will crop up after a booking is made. As these courses are booked in group blocks we ask for a minimum of 7 days notification of a class reschedualing.

Cancelations

As you can appreciate we have event foundation costs such as beverage, food and venue hire. Due to these factors bookings are non-refundable. You may send someone in your place if notice is given. Please see below.

Can I send somone in my place to a course, class or tasting?

Yes. Provided you give us notice prior to the class or tasting has begun. The individual taking your place must be 18+ and carrying appropriate identification. Please contact us via our web form with details of the name of the individual taking your place and which date they will be attending. We will be in contact to confirm the change. If it is under 24hrs prior to the class starting you must call us on 0413047968 in order for us to confirm this change.

Other

  • All courses and tastings will have light foods served at the table. These foods may include nut, wheat, chocolate and dairy products (in the form of cheese) on shared tasting boards
  • All attendees must be over 18 years of age and required to carry and present ID if 25 years or under
  • All samples poured at each session will ONLY be served by RSA certified staff at the tables, into individually laid out tasting flights
  • Whisky samples are at 40%+ ABV or higher and at 15ml measures. Attendees will not be seated if we deem you to be intoxicated on arrival
  • Driving after a whisky tasting or course class is not advised
  • No walk-ins or on the day bookings accepted