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New Whisky Club In The Hills - Daily Telegraph (Press)

Author: Matt Wooler - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

For most of us it is not often you wake to discover you face appearing in a national newspaper. Following is a small write up on Dramnation that appeared in The Daily Telegraph (see original story).

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New whisky club in the Hills

STACEY ROBERTS Daily Telegraph JULY 20, 2015 1:29PM

After frequently jaunts to the city for whisky tastings, one resident to create his own local whisky appreciation group.

Matthew Wooler, of Castle Hill, has written about whisky after tasting an old Glenfiddich in the late ‘90s.

A graphic designer by trade, Mr Wooler blogs for The Distant Thunder Whisky Club and was keen to set up a local whisky scene.

He founded DramNation earlier this year after noticing a lack of whisky events in the Hills.

“There are a lot of tastings in the city, but not a lot in the Hills,” Mr Wooler said.

Mr Wooler now runs regular one-off tasting sessions as well as four-week courses focusing on appreciation and education.

The sessions cover everything from how whisky is made to which glasses to drink from to matching food with particular whiskies.

“We work with beginners to build an appreciation for whisky so they can go to a bar or shop and know what to look for,” he said.

Mr Wooler said although the sessions were tailored to beginners, it was suitable to everyone from novices to connoisseurs and offered practical experience using easily accessible whiskies.

“All the whiskies they taste they can get from an alcohol store,” he said.

“Nosing and tasting whisky is really relative to you and what you know.”

For your chance to win a ticket to A World Whisky Tour at the Castle Hill Bowls Club on Thursday, July 30 at 7pm, tell us in 25 words or less why you’d love to attend. Email your name, contact number and answer to contact@dramnation.com by 5pm on Saturday, July 25.

To find an upcoming course or tasting visit DramNation’s website or Facebook page.

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This article originally appeared in The Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 21 July 2015. Image courtesy of The Daily Telegraph. Picture by Peter Kelly. Crooked Tailor bar featured in backdrop.

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