English Whisky 2022

Event Cancelled – Tickets will be refunded

Original event postponed – Please note the new date below
Tickets purchased for the original event remain valid

There hadn’t been any whisky production in England for over a century when, in 2009, the English Whisky Co bottled their first single malt. Now, 13 years on, there are 26 distilleries at various stages of operation. Unlike Scotland, there are no specific regional variants and unlike Ireland there’s no predominant single style.  The history of English whisky is being written and reclaimed, so join us to taste the state of the nation. 

Venue: Lee Hall, Wolfson College, CB3 9BB
Date: Friday 3/6/22 @ 8pm – 11pm

Important Information
Everyone should still be cautious about COVID-19. Please follow any guidelines in place at the venue at the time of the event.
Refund requests will be considered on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed.
Buying your ticket early helps us plan for the right numbers and reduces the chance of us having to cancel.
If we have to cancel, or reduce the scale of an event, due to ticket-sale forecasting, we may have to refund some or all tickets.


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Irish Whiskey 2022

It is said that the origins of the word whiskey come from the old Irish Gaelic Uisce Beatha, meaning ‘water of life.’ Once the most widely drunk spirit in the world, Irish Whiskey (spelt with an ‘e’) has a history and a cultural significance that not many beverages can boast. Expressions come in a few varieties; whether it be malt whiskey, grain, single or blended, Irish whiskey is typically light and floral, with a uniquely pleasant cereal characteristic which not only sets it apart from other regional expressions but also provides a special connection to the terroir and heritage of Ireland. We look forward to seeing you at this tasting.

Sláinte! (Cheers)

Venue: Seminar Room, Wolfson College, CB3 9BB
Date: Friday 06/05/22 @ 8pm – 11pm

Important Information
Everyone should still be cautious about COVID-19. Please follow any guidelines in place at the venue at the time of the event.
Refund requests will be considered on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed.
Buying your ticket early helps us plan for the right numbers and reduces the chance of us having to cancel.
If we have to cancel, or reduce the scale of an event, due to ticket-sale forecasting, we may have to refund some or all tickets.


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Plantation Rum 2022

As a special treat, out of term time, we’ll be hosting a tasting from the people at Plantation Rum. Around since the 90’s, the drive behind the company is to pair superior rums from the Caribbean with the expertise of fine spirit crafting from the Cognac producing regions of France. 
We’ll be joined by brand ambassadors for the evening to guide us through a selection of their rums from both the core and specialist ranges. We will also be choosing some chocolates from a local Cambridgeshire source to pair as an extra Easter bonus. This is another tasting where we are able to give all ticket proceeds (after chocolate) to a local charity as well.

Venue: Lee Hall, Wolfson College, CB3 9BB
Date: Friday 08/04/22 @ 8pm – 11pm

Important Information
Everyone should still be cautious about COVID-19. Please follow any guidelines in place at the venue at the time of the event.
Refund requests will be considered on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed.
Buying your ticket early helps us plan for the right numbers and reduces the chance of us having to cancel.
If we have to cancel, or reduce the scale of an event, due to ticket-sale forecasting, we may have to refund some or all tickets.


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Premium 2022

Our premium tasting has been one of this society’s best events for a good number of years now. It gives us all a chance to try some whiskies that we wouldn’t normally even think about buying. Bumping up the value of the whisky means we have to bump up the ticket prices, but nobody has complained about the experience yet!
Our definition of premium is based on the price, but the committee comes together to find and present whisky that costs more because of it’s rarity, age or providence. I’m predicting 6 very special examples of Scottish whisky covering a good range of what’s available to nose and taste and talk about.

Venue: Lee Hall, Wolfson College, CB3 9BB

Date: Friday 11/03/22 @ 8pm – 11pm

Important Information
Everyone should still be cautious about COVID-19. Please follow any guidelines in place at the venue at the time of the event.
Refund requests will be considered on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed.
Buying your ticket early helps us plan for the right numbers and reduces the chance of us having to cancel.
If we have to cancel, or reduce the scale of an event, due to ticket-sale forecasting, we may have to refund some or all tickets. 


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European Whisky 2022

It is probably fair to say that Europe is one of the most culturally diverse regions on this planet. The result of this is a multitude of different cooking styles, local traditions and customs, but many regions also produce their own drinks such as beer, wine and spirits. Hence, it is not surprising that some of them also have discovered the art/science of whisky distillation quite often incorporating some twists and tweaks from spirits more native to the region in their final dram.  In this tasting, we are going to explore some of the variety of European whisky and hope to discover some unique drams from the continent. 

Venue: Seminar Room or Fuchs House Music Room, Wolfson College, CB3 9BB (We will announce exact venue details by email to ticket holders)

Date: Friday 25/02/22 @ 8pm – 11pm

Important Information
Everyone should still be cautious about COVID-19. Please follow any guidelines in place at the venue at the time of the event.
Refund requests will be considered on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed.
Buying your ticket early helps us plan for the right numbers and reduces the chance of us having to cancel.
If we have to cancel, or reduce the scale of an event, due to ticket-sale forecasting, we may have to refund some or all tickets.


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Rye and Bourbon 2022

Rye and bourbon whiskies are differentiated from scotch whisky by a few things, but a big one is the grains that are used in their production. Come and see what effect changing that basic ingredient has on a variety of samples from North America. We hope you’ll find some styles you love and learn some more about what makes these whiskies different beyond their recipes.
Although bourbon has to come from the USA, the same isn’t true for rye whisky. However, to give this tasting some focus we will be focusing on the North American continent. But keep your eyes peeled in our upcoming European tasting too.

Venue: Lee Hall, Wolfson College, CB3 9BB
Date: Friday 11/02/22 @ 8pm – 11pm

Important Information
Everyone should still be cautious about COVID-19. Please follow any guidelines in place at the venue at the time of the event.
Refund requests will be considered on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed.
Buying your ticket early helps us plan for the right numbers and reduces the chance of us having to cancel.
If we have to cancel, or reduce the scale of an event, due to ticket-sale forecasting, we may have to refund some or all tickets.


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Mackmyra 2022

The first tasting of Lent will be dedicated to one single distillery: Mackmyra. Mackmyra is a Swedish distillery and was founded in a small village near the city Gaevle in 1998. They established themselves as innovative whisky distillers and continue to do so.  For instance, they collaborated with Microsoft to come up with the first AI-generated whisky recipe, and they also experiment with uncommon types of maturing such as using Swedish berry wine casks. This tasting will be hosted by two of Mackmyra’s brand ambassadors and we will taste six of their drams, allowing us to explore the wide range of the distillery. The event is sponsored by Mackmyra, which enables the society to reduce the ticket prices by £5 and furthermore, all profits of this tasting will be donated to a local charity.

Venue: Lee Hall, Wolfson College, CB3 9BB
Date: Friday 28/01/22 @ 8pm – 11pm


Important Information
Everyone should still be cautious about COVID-19. Please follow any guidelines in place at the venue at the time of the event. These are most likely going to include wearing a mask when moving around the venue and being sensible with sanitiser, but they are subject to change.
Buying your ticket early not only ensures you have one but also helps us plan for the right numbers and reduces the chance of us having to cancel. We are trying to sell at increased capacity for this event which means we’ll need to buy more whisky. If we feel the number of tickets sales isn’t sufficient to do that, we may have to refund some.



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Christmas 2021

I know it’s November, but we have to work with the calendar, so Christmas is coming early to our society! For us, that means a tasting that’s heavy on the sherry influence and winter editions, and some smoke from that warming fireside. We’ll also have some festive snacks to enjoy alongside the drams.
Join us to bring an incredible term of tastings to a close.

Venue: Little Saint Mary’s, CB2 1QG
Date: 26/11/21 @ 8pm – 11pm


Important Information
Everyone should still be cautious about COVID-19. Please follow any guidelines in place at the venue at the time of the event. These are most likely going to include wearing a mask when moving around the venue and being sensible with sanitiser, but they are subject to change.
Buying your ticket early not only ensures you have one but also helps us plan for the right numbers and reduces the chance of us having to cancel. We are trying to sell at increased capacity for this event which means we’ll need to buy more whisky. If we feel the number of tickets sales isn’t sufficient to do that we may have to refund some.



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Independent Bottlers 2021

Already this year we’ve toured Scotland and the world, so what’s left? Well, so far all (except 1) of the whiskies we’ve chosen have been produced by a single distillery: they’ve prepared and distilled the spirit, aged it and bottled it. In this tasting we’re going to look at another side of the industry.

Independent companies that get involved with the production process can decide to try all sorts of things that a distillery may not want to at risk of damaging their brand or their bottom line. Some independents choose to keep the distillery source a secret, some have to, and some clearly label it. They’re free to use different casks, age for different durations in different locations, or maybe blend different things. The result is often an enjoyable variation on styles people are already familiar, but might not be able to get from the distillery themselves.

Venue: Little Saint Mary’s, CB2 1QG
Date: 12/11/21 @ 8pm – 11pm


Important Information
Everyone should still be cautious about COVID-19. Please follow any guidelines in place at the venue at the time of the event. These are most likely going to include wearing a mask when moving around the venue and being sensible with sanitiser, but they are subject to change.
Buying your ticket early not only ensures you have one but also helps us plan for the right numbers and reduces the chance of us having to cancel. We are trying to sell at increased capacity for this event which means we’ll need to buy more whisky. If we feel the number of tickets sales isn’t sufficient to do that we may have to refund some.



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International Tasting 21/22

We started with an introduction to scotch, as it’s what most people think of when they talk about whisky. This tasting is going to feature whiskies from around the world though! There are many whisky producing countries that range from having massive industries like America, to smaller but still established producers like Japan, and countries where the practice is a bit more niche like Israel or Australia.

The aim will be to explore some of what’s on offer and hopefully see how some things change when you don’t have the Scotch Whisky Association breathing down your neck.

International Whisky 
Venue: Little Saint Mary’s, CB2 1QG
Date: 29/10/21 @ 8pm – 11pm

Important Information
Everyone should still be cautious about COVID-19. Please follow any guidelines in place at the venue at the time of the event. These are most likely going to include wearing a mask when moving around the venue and being sensible with sanitiser, but they are subject to change.
Buying your ticket early not only ensures you have one but also helps us plan for the right numbers and reduces the chance of us having to cancel. We are trying to sell at increased capacity for this event which means we’ll need to buy more whisky. If we feel the number of tickets sales isn’t sufficient to do that we may have to refund some.

In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be given.



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