Peated Malts of Distinction brings together an unrivalled collection of peated malts for every palate, including Laphroaig, Connemara, The Ardmore and Bowmore, each one boasting its own unique, distinctive and smoky flavour.
Where there is smoke in your whisky, there is peat.
Peat is a rich, bog-like soil that is cut from the damp landscapes of Scotland and Ireland. During the whisky making process for peated malts, the malted barley is slowly dried over a peat fire, imparting a unique smoky flavour to the grain which is then reflected in the whisky.
Like the terroir of fine wine, the location of each peat bog imbues not only smokiness to the whisky, but other signature flavours and aromas unique to that location – fragrant, earthy, medicinal. Balancing the level of smokiness with the rich flavour of the whisky truly is the distiller’s art.
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.
- Whisky cocktail on arrival
- A tasting of 4 whiskies
- A Master Class in the history of peated single malt whiskies
- Complimentary snacks to keep you going!
- Your love of fine whisky
Vendor since 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, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
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 text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.