Description

Since its birth in 1923, the history of Suntory Whisky has been the legacy of Japanese whisky itself. The creation and innovation of Japanese whisky was pioneered by Suntory and continues to be perfected through its artisans.

In this Work Shop, The House of Suntory Australian Brand Ambassador, Matt Barnett will take you on a journey through the history of Japanese Whisky, tasting some of Japans most-famous malts along the way.

For $60, not only will you get to taste Suntory Whisky KAKUBIN, Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve, Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve, Hakusuhu 12YO and the latest creation, Hibiki Harmony, you’ll even learn how to make yourself a traditional Kakubin Highball when you get there. Kanpai!

About Matt Barnett

Matt Barnett launched his career in the liquor industry at the tender age of 18 in the beautiful-bohemian Byron Bay of northern NSW.

In 2007 Matt joined the ranks at Suntory where he travelled extensively throughout Australia presenting the premium spirits portfolio at exhibitions, conferences, restaurants, bars and boardrooms presenting to bartenders, businesses, corporates and consumers.

Matt is an accomplished drink stylists and cocktail creator, his drinks and recipes are published in cookbooks, magazines, bartender handbooks and YouTube channels.

He has judged at many cocktail competitions around the world including the Australian Bartender of The Year competition in Sydney and other cocktail competitions on Hamilton Island, Auckland, Shanghai and Salzburg.

Matt has travelled to over 30 distilleries around the globe to countries including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Scotland, Spain and the United States to immerse himself in the mysterious alchemy behind many global brands. He has picked grapes in Bordeaux, harvested agaves in Tequila, malted barley on Islay and drank from the most pure water source for making whisky in Japan.

Matt has led many product launches for premium liqueurs and whisky brands in Australia and New Zealand. In 2014, he played a pivotal role in the launch of Suntory Japanese Whisky into the Australian market, currently the market leader for Japanese Whisky in Australia.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2 Hours

What you will learn
  • Go on a journey through the history of Japanese Whisky, tasting some of Japans most-famous malts along the way.
  • Get tastings of different Japanese whiskies.
  • Learn how to make yourself a traditional Kakubin Highball.
What you will get
  • Tasty treats thanks to our friends at Harajuku Gyoza
  • One Kakubin Highball on arrival
  • A tasting of 5 Japanese whiskies
  • A Master Class in the history of Japanese Whisky

What to bring
  • Your love of Japanese culture
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Whisky lovers


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Work-Shop

Vendor sincce 2014

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.


2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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