Thursday 2 May 2013

PR #6: SMWS' Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Championship 2013

We all hear about the various whisky and spirits competitions around the place (it seems there's a new one every week), but what about a competition that we, the average punter (or blogger) can get involved with?

Enter SMWS' AMWTC (try saying that 3 times quickly...)

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Australia are the Aussie branch of the global Scotch Malt Whisky Society, best known for releasing incredible single cask drams from almost every distillery you can imagine (they don't name the distillery but it's easy enough to work out), with names such as "Milano salami and a tropical fruit kebab" and "Pregnancy tea mix".

On 21st June this year they're running the Australian Malt Whisky Tasting Championship again, which in a nutshell involves novices and experts alike tasting 8 drams and matching them to a list of 9 drams (including one red herring), all in the amazing surrounds of the Australian Museum's Dinosaur Gallery. Who can say they've attended a whisky tasting with a T-Rex towering over them before? (Anyone who's been to previous AMWTCs I guess - it's always held there..)

Competitor entry is $125, spectator entry is $75 (both including a cocktail party afterwards), and there are prizes for the winners (a trip to Tasmania, whiskies, SMWS tasting events).

While I'm pretty much guaranteed to not win any of these, I've signed up as a competitor. Why not?Sounds like fun.

Hope to see you there.

 - Martin.

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