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Chance To Wise Up On Whisky - Hills Shire Times (Press)

Author: Matt Wooler - Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Once again Dramnation makes its way into the local news paper after the completion of our tasting Whisky Manipulations. Always good to see the support of the local community.

For the archive we have repeated the article word for word below including the clipping from paper. You may also find the article online at Hills Shire Times.

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Chance To Wise Up On Whisky

Fine spirits and platters an excellent combination

Stacey Roberts Hills Shire Times, February 9 2016

A sell-out crowd gathered in Castle Hill on a rainy Saturday last week to widen their whisky palates.

The tasting session was the first in a collaboration between local whisky business Dramnation and Castle Hill bar Crooked Tailor.

The event was hosted by Dramnation’s Matt Wooler, who took us through a flight of five whiskies from Scotland and the US.

As a whisky amateur, y favourite was the Buffalo Trace, a straight bourbon from the US, but the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12-year-old seemed popular with those in the group with more experience. We also learned how to make an Old Fashioned cocktail, which was deliciously sweet and surprisingly easy to make.

Wooler explained the way different flavours manipulate the taste and smell of whiskies, but I was still surprised by the results when I tried it out for myself.

Smelling a vanilla pod and the sipping the Wild Turkey Rare Breed straight bourbon - which I initially found quiet strong - made the whisky much sweeter, while smelling the coriander brought out the herbal flavours in the Michter’s Single Barrel. Guests were left well fed with platters of bourbon infused sausages, parmesan, mozzarella and Crooked Tailor’s housemate crisp bread.

The afternoon was finished with a serve of Crooked Tailor’s sliders with whisky bbq sauce, which were a hit with the group.

With something for everyone to enjoy, the sessions are the perfect afternoon out with friends.

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