If you’re like me and love it when the calendar reminds you what you should be eating or drinking then you probably already know that this Saturday is World Whisky Day. What you may not know is that one of Australia’s great distillers, Starward is celebrating the day at their Port Melbourne distillery and you can get in on the action.
On Saturday afternoon Starward will not only be showcasing their signature whiskies matured in Australian red wine barrels but taking food and drink lovers alike on a little tour around the world, whisky style. After enjoying a cocktail on arrival, discover whiskies from 6 different countries including Australia, America, Scotland, Ireland, Japan and India, by collecting stamps as you travel the whisky globe in your ‘Whiskies of the World’ passport.
Sound good? Then you’ll also love that there will be some innovative limited releases available for purchase for the first few attendees.
The talented folk behind the Starward bar will be creating a variety of exciting boilermakers and special drinks that will please everyone’s palate; whether you are just starting out on their whisky journey or you happily call yourself a whisky connoisseur (and everyone in between).
The event runs from midday until 4pm. They’re calling it a sensory experience which definitely has me intrigued.
To line the stomach and match with your dram you can tuck into some of Melbourne’s best brisket and meats from Big Earl’s Roadhouse barbeque, or from Indian Street Food Wallahs, Babajis Kitchen.
Tickets are $45 and are available here.