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The Glenrothes is back!

If you’re a follower of good malt whisky then you’ll have undoubtedly noticed an absence of all things Glenrothes over the past year or two. Nothing to be alarmed about, more of a calm before the proverbial storm that is the brand new Soleo Collection launching in Australia next year. The great news of course…

How the legendary A’Bunadh became the World’s No.1 Cult Sherry Bomb

If there’s one whisky responsible for Aberlour’s cult status, it’s got to be the legendary A’Bunadh (pronounced a-BOON-uh), a name which translates from Gaelic for “Of the origin”, and like most legendary things, A’bunadh has an interesting origin story of its own. The tale told is that during Aberlour’s refit in 1973 when the new…

How to Buy Your Own Scotch Whisky Distillery

Behind the scenes with the first ever Aussie owner of a Scotch Whisky Distillery and this month’s history-making Bladnoch World Exclusive for The Whisky Club It’s always important to spend quality time with your father. Case in point, Melbourne’s David Prior, who from the age of 18 spent every Friday night sitting with his dad…

Top Five Boilermakers for International Beer Day

Beer will be the drink of choice at Friday knock-off drinks all around the world today, as the world celebrates International Beer Day. Of course, here at Whisky Club HQ, as much as we love beer (and we do) we love whisky even more. Time then for a pairing made in booze heaven: after a…

The Ultimate French BBQ with Armorik Whisky de Bretagne

Meat, fire and whisky. It’s often the simple things in life that give us the most pleasure. That’s definitely true for Éclade de Moules, a uniquely French and ridiculously simple method of making the most delicious smoked mussels, perfect for celebrating Bastille Day. It’s been a staple at Whisky Club HQ Friday afternoon BBQs for…

Who’s buying all the Scotch?

To the untrained eye, Scotland is naturally Scotch central, and while that’s certainly true in terms of production it’s a totally different story when you delve into the data of where most of it ends up.  The big question we whisky fans wanted to know is this: who actually gets to enjoy most of the…

Fake Scotch Scandal Rocks Australia

Sadly you need to be vigilant as a whisky drinker. Stuff like this flies under the radar too often… An ABC investigation has just uncovered “a cocktail of counterfeits and questionable labelling” rife throughout the country that’s left whisky drinkers scratching their heads as to how this could ever have happened in Australia (full story…

Seven Most Radical Whisky Releases of 2018 (So Far)

It’s been an epic year of leftfield, remarkable malt releases so far and as we hit the halfway mark this June we take a look back at some of the most radical releases 2018’s had to offer. From Strongest to Sexiest, these are the drams that’ve shaken things up is our whisky-loving world, mostly for…

World Whisky Day 2018

World Whisky Day is an epic day of global whisky celebration on Saturday 19 May when whisky enthusiasts from around the world raise a dram or three to celebrate their favourite drink. As Australia’s biggest community of whisky lovers, The Whisky Club is proud to bring you the best Member deals around the country at…

Superstar sherry casks, here we go!

Sherry, like knitting, enjoys huge popularity with grannies and hipsters alike, but it’s only once they’ve drunk it all and the empty casks are refilled with delicious malt spirit that the real magic happens. PX, Oloroso, Manzanilla, Montilla… staples of the whisky drinker’s lexicon and integral to whisky maturation, but what exactly are the differences…

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