If tequila makes you wild, gin makes you cry and vodka makes you sloppy, whisky takes the slow-and-leisurely lane at the drinking Olympics. Like your mate throwing a warm jacket over your shoulders, there's something inherently comfortable and satisfying about enjoying an old, wise liquor. There's something even more satisfying about enjoying the rich and brooding flavours of sherried whiskies.
Hit by the increasing cost and rarity of quality casks, availability and affordability of sherry-cask aged whiskies has declined in recent years. Lucky for you, experts in the nuances of whisky and founders of Sydney's first new distillery in 150 years, Archie Rose, are inviting you to eat, drink and be sherry at a sherried whisky masterclass with master distiller Dave Withers.
Only a handful of the fine single malt scotches and Irish whiskeys you'll be tasting are available in Australia and, with mystery whisky aperitifs on arrival and dinner mid-way through, Archie Rose, new kids on the whisky block, are throwing down the gauntlet with a heavyweight booze offering. Don your drinking cap, get down to Rosebery, and be a part of it.