What happens when 10 Australian distillers take on Scotland?

Kingsbarns distillery

We reckon Australian distillers have something unique on the Scots, but we still want to see where Uisge Beatha (The Water of life) originated. Join us in Scotland in June.

When we were planning if we had to ask ourselves what would happen if:

  • You take 10 whisky-loving people from Australia to Scotland for 7 days
  • Go behind the scenes at 10 distilleries, cooperages, malting plants
  • Hang out with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society for a special dinner
  • Visit the Johnny Walker Blue Room and Gleneagles Hotel
  • Meet distillers and coopers from some of the best Scottish distilleries
  • Nick over to St Andrews Golf course before finishing up in Edinburgh?
  • And take in some of Scotlands best bars, scenery and whisky experiences?

We could only imagine, but if you want to know, you’ll probably need to join us 9-16 June 2018 for our Academy Scottish Study Tour.

The Academy has arranged a special behind the scenes study tour with Alan Barclay. Alan is our friend and tutor from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in the UK, ex Diageo and Scotch Malt Whisky Society man. He’s taking us over 800kms through some of Scotlands most stunning scenery to look at and talk about how the Scots do things. We might even invite the Scots back to check out Australian distilleries in return.

OUR SPECIAL OFFER. Until the end of January 2018, we’re offering a $100 discount to the lucky 10 who register to join us (think of it as spending money at your favourite distillery)

A great chance to see what’s different in Scotland, make some contacts, check out barrels, stills and the distilleries and bring home some ideas about what we might do here in Oz. If you haven’t been – then you wont get a better whisky guide than Alan. He’s planning to fill the gaps with tasting, education on spirit and trying out some of the whiskies that Scotland is famous for.

So if you cant make up your mind then just take this wee piece of Scottish advice:
“You’re a long time deid”
The English translation of which is ‘You’re a long time dead’, which means ‘Enjoy life, because once you’re dead you’re going to be that way for a long time!’ Oh dear – but you get the idea.

Join us – we’d love to have you. Register below. Secure your spot before 31 January with a 20% deposit.