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Hains at Home – Game Of Thrones Virtual Whisky Tasting
May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$149
Which whisky in the realm of Westeros will be crowned Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and take its position on the Iron Throne?
Winter is Coming.
What better excuse to Join the Admiral and the Commodore with special guests to taste and pull apart the bones of this epic whisky collection, which includes the recently released Mortlach 15 year old ~ Six Kingdoms, and the previously unavailable in Australia Clynelish Reserve ~ House of Tyrell.
Your journey will include 10 x 30mls of the range of whiskies.
With each ticket purchased, you will receive a Hains & Co package that includes 30ml samples of all whiskeys, as well as instructions for joining our live tasting. Should you not be able to participate on the night, a recording will be uploaded so you can choose to do the tasting in your own time.
Sat 23 May, 7pm ACST
SIX KINGDOMS, MORTLACH 15 YEAR OLD 30ml ABV: 46% – NEWLY RELEASED
The oldest whisky in the Game of Thrones range, this 15-year-old from Mortlach distillery has been aged in both first-fill sherry casks and ex-bourbon barrels. A whisky with depth to match the roots of the oldest weir-wood tree, it combines fresh fruit, vanilla and wood-spice flavours – a trio worthy of the Three-eyed Raven which adorns the bottle.
HOUSE TYRELL, CLYNELISH RESERVE 30ml ABV: 51.2%
With a dryness comparable to the wit of the Queen of Thorns, a flavourful palate worthy of the The Reach’s rich soil and a 51.2% ABV as punchy as the Tyrell armies, this Clynelish offers up an excellent balance of sweet and dry; wood, leather and zesty, tropical fruit.
WHITE WALKER by JOHNNY WALKER 30ml, ABV: 41.7%
“Tall … and gaunt and hard as old bones, with flesh pale as milk with eyes a blue that burned like ice”. A whisky designed to be sipped straight from the freezer and allowed to develop as it warms. With notes of vanilla and fresh fruit.
HOUSE TULLY, THE SINGLETON OF GLENDULLAN SELEC 30ml ABV: 40%
From Dufftown on the banks of the River Fiddich, The Singleton of Glendullan is, much like House Tully, a product of the Riverlands – just with a lower-case ‘r’. A sweet and fruity dram, this single malt is heaving with vanilla, chocolate and cereal notes, all lifted by a lively spice.
HOUSE TARGARYEN, CARDHU GOLD RESERVE 30ml, ABV: 40%
A Cardhu with the warmth and spice to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, and the delicacy to rule them: this Speyside single malt is a cornucopia of orchard fruit, freshly-baked crumble, a touch of caramel on the side and a drying finish.
HOUSE BARATHEON, ROYAL LOCHNAGAR 12 YEAR OLD 30ml ABV: 40%
A tumultuous dram worthy of the Stormlands, and House Baratheon’s internal conflict. At once zesty, citrus and floral, and earthy and lightly bitter, this whisky – like House Baratheon – has two sides to it: the light and the dark; the jovial and the brutish.
HOUSE STARK, DALWHINNIE WINTER’S FROST 30ML AGE: NAS, ABV: 43%
The Starks embody all the best of the North; full of warmth and honesty, what you see is, for the most part, what you get – and so it is with Dalwhinnie Winter’s Frost. Despite its name, this single malt is a warming, summery dram full of bitter-sweet citrus and candied zest.
THE NIGHT’S WATCH, OBAN BAY RESERVE 30ML, ABV:43%
Despite its members’ dark demeanours, The Night’s Watch is the light of the Seven Kingdoms; the first defence against the encroaching Long Night. This waxy, complex Oban shares that nature: behind this bottle’s dark exterior lies a substantial, yet light dram in which berry fruit and cocoa are lifted by an airy menthol note.
HOUSE LANNISTER, LAGAVULIN 9 YEAR OLD 30ml ABV: 46%
A whisky as rich as the Lannisters, this is a fantastic Lagavulin full of all the thick peat smoke and sweet, chewy, citrus-fruit notes you’d expect from the distillery. Golden caramel and vanilla join the fray, alongside a flash of vibrant greenery.
HOUSE GREYJOY, TALISKER SELECT RESERVE 30ml AGE: NAS ABV: 45.8%
Talisker is ‘made by the sea’; House Greyjoy and the people of the Iron Islands are seafaring folk who worship the Drowned God – the sea is intrinsic to both, and as evident in this whisky as you’d expect. Coastal, briny notes mingle with wafts of wood-smoke, savoury seaweed on stone and a rich, spicy sweetness.
Sat 23 May, 7pm ACST
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