Adelphi Whisky Tasting: Ben Nevis To Caol Ila [In-Store & Virtual!] (Thu 6 May)

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The big hits keep coming as we welcome another batch of Adelphi whiskies into Australia and The Oak Barrel. 

Adelphi is one of the world's top independent bottlers of whisky. They acquire casks already matured to bottle, as opposed to maturing them themselves, and the Adelphi brand has been synonymous with top quality whisky for in the post-2000 era. 

The company also owns the Ardnamurchan distillery on Scotland's east coast, which distilled its first spirit in 2014 and released its first single malt in 2020.

With a very limited batch of new single casks and creations arriving, we've managed to scrape together a tasting line-up which we'll be sharing both in-store and virtually with special guests Founder Alex Bruce and Sales Manager Connal Mackenzie joining us live from Scotland. 

From young, heavily sherried Ben Nevis to powerful coastal Caol Ila, we've only got one bottle of each of these to open so tickets are strictly limited.

This event will be run in-store, with a capacity of 20 people, and online - with 15ml samples sent out across Australia. Please select which option you would like, as these are not transferable. That is, if you select the online option the samples will be sent to you and you will not be able to join us in the room due to capacity constraints.  

For those participating online, links to watch and join the event will be sent out the morning of the event - so they're top of your inbox!

We will stream through Facebook and YouTube as well as Please note, to ask questions during the event you will need to be on the Facebook or YouTube platforms.

What We’ll Be Trying:

Ben Nevis 5-Year-Old 61.3%
Glen Elgin Laudale Batch 4 46%
Breath Of The Isles 2007 13-Year-Old 58.6%
Dailuaine 1007 13-Year-Old 52.2%
Ardmore 2002 18-Year-Old 55.8%
Caol Ila 2008 12-Year-Old 54.9%


WHAT: Adelphi Whisky Tasting: Ben Nevis to Caol Ila
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney, 2000 or Your House
WHEN: Thursday 6 May, doors open 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Live on Facebook, YouTube and from 7pm
TYPE: In-person and virtual
PRICE: $59 for members, $69 for guests (free shipping for virtual packs)

For virtual tasting tickets with sample packs, please order by Thursday 29 April to ensure we can ship them to you in time.


•To purchase a ticket please add this item to your cart and process at the checkout. Please note, for the in-store tasting there are no physical tickets - your name will be on the door.

•We offer one members-priced ticket per paid-up membership. Members will receive their discount once the ticket is added to the cart.

•If you are a member and add more than one ticket to your account, the remaining tickets will be charged at guest prices.

•Please advise any friends that are members that they will need to log into their own account to purchase members tickets.

•If you are buying a gift for someone else, please specific their name in Order Notes during the checkout process.

•Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable, so please make sure to check your dates before booking.


In 2021 The Oak Barrel will once again host a series of intimate, enjoyable and wide-ranging whisky tastings, but now they’ll be over a few different formats.

Our in-person tastings will return to our Cellar Room, which will now be capped to 20. This will not only ensure the safety of customers and staff, but also ensure that the events are as comfortable and as intimate as they can be.

These tastings will encompass a wide range of whisky themes, from the classic ‘Whisky Appreciation’ nights to nights based around specific countries, regions, styles, distilleries and bottlers. Hosted by in-house whisky educator Scott Fitzsimons, we’ll also welcome special guests from all around the country to present in front of you.

This does not mean the end of our successful virtual tastings, however. With international travel still uncertain, we’ll be calling upon international guests to join us in a virtual capacity. In these cases we’ll make up tasting kits, which can either be sent around Australia or picked up and enjoyed in store with us in front of the big screen.

We look forward to a big year of sharing great drams through 2021, the 65th anniversary of The Oak Barrel.

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