Long overdue and well in demand, we're excited to have Series 10 of the North Star whisky releases here in Australia. One of our favourite independent whisky bottlers and run by Iain Croucher out of Glasgow, North Star epitomise everything we love about whisky.
Vibrant, fun, conversation starting and designed to share, they are also some of the best tasting whiskies we can get our hands on.
As is traditional, the arrival of a new series of whiskies means that we'll be hosting a tasting to try a cross-section of the outturn. We can't quite fit you into our tasting room yet, so we'll be hosting this one virtually - with both Iain and Ciara Hepburn of North Star joining us live from the UK.
We'll be tasting the new 40-year-old Spica alongside awesome drams from Longmorn and Blair Athol, with the brand new Chaos (Caol Ila) making an appearance as well.
This allocation to Australia is very limited so there is a very limited number of tasting packs available for purchase.
HOW THE EVENT WILL WORK
This is a virtual tasting and discussion, with tasting packs to be sent out around Australia. Packs will be dispatched from Tuesday 10 November. Please order prior to Tuesday 10 November to ensure delivery in time for the tasting.
The branded packs will include the whisky samples. All you need at home is a glass (or four) to pour them into. Head here if you need more glassware.
WHAT: North Star Series 10 With Iain Croucher and Ciara Hepburn
TYPE: Virtual Tasting
WHERE: Your house
WHEN: Thursday 19 November, 7pm Sydney time
TASTING PACK PRICE: $99 for Oak Barrel members, $110 for guests. Free shipping.
WHERE YOU CAN WATCH
THE OAK BARREL
Sydney Whisky Fair, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2019, and Sydney Whisky Forum are both promoted by The Oak Barrel. An icon of the Sydney fine drinks scene since its establishment in 1956, it has been named the Icons Of Whisky Single Outlet Of The Year and Australian Liquor Industry Awards Bottle Store Of The Year on multiple occasions.