Whisky Live 2009

July 16, 2009 – 12:16 am

whiskeyAqua Vitae in Latin means “the water of life”, of which the Gaelic Scottish translation is “uisge beatha” which gives the shortened word Whisky. Whisky is a broad term covering all alcoholic spirits distilled from grain mash. Whisky was first invented not long after the process of distillation was introduced to Europe around the 12th century, with the earliest known written account of the drink being from 1405, in the Irish Annals of Clonmacnoise.

Whisky is normally aged in oak barrels for extended periods before bottling with an estimated 60% of a whiskeys flavor contributed by the wood and the toasting inside the barrel it is aged within.This is not to say Whisky is a simple liquid before aging either, far from it. Whisky has between 200 – 300 flavoring compounds easily detected by chemical analysis after distillation.
For the novice or experienced Whisky drinker interested in finding out more about Whisky in its many forms the Whisky Live Expo is coming to Sydney this September. Whisky Live is an International event taking place in 20 cities located in 15 countries across the globe. The event was born in London 9 years ago, and this year will mark the events first time in Sydney.
The Whisky Live expo will be held at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, in The Rocks from Friday the 4th, to Sunday the 6th of September. Giving Sydneysiders the chance to broaden their drinking horizons with over 120 different whiskeys from all over the world to sample.
Tickets are $85 for a 4 hour session on Saturday and Sunday, and $95 on the Friday for a 5 hour session with the expo opening. The ticket price includes:

  • A Whisky Live tasting glass
  • 10 Whisky sample tickets
  • 4 beer sample tickets
  • Food, water, soft drink and coffee
  • An expo show bag

If your interested and would like to find out more details on the expo be sure to check out the official Whisky Live website.

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  1. One Response to “Whisky Live 2009”

  2. By Grant Diaz on Aug 10, 2009 | Reply

    Water is the most important ingredients in the making process of whisky.The quality of the whisky depends on the quality and purity of the water. Water in Scotland is famous for its great purity. The difference in taste between the whisky coming from various distilleries is partly due to the quality of water used.

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