Highwayman - Meet the Distiller!

  • November 10, 2023 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Midnight Hotel

    1 Elouera Street
    Braddon, Australian Capital Territory 2612
Ticket Price (AUD) $109.00-$139.00 This event is now over

This event has been cancelled.


Highwayman Single Malt Whisky - Made in Byron Bay - is the hard work and lifelong commitment of Dan Woolley.


Dan has been one of the modern faces of whisky over the last ten years, holding one of the most sought-after Whisky ambassador roles in Australia. Throughout this role he travelled countless hours, covered thousands of Highway miles with a bag full of whisky, educating whisky lovers – He was the Highwayman of whisky. This role gave him a backstage pass to globally renown distilleries throughout Scotland (especially Islay), Kentucky, Tasmania and Japan. These journeys developed a deeper, hands on understanding of production and a huge passion for whisky maturation.


In 2016 Dan started to lay down his own spirit in his chosen casks, collecting the first ten batches from favorite distillery locations around Australia. He sent them on the Highway to Coastal Byron Bay, NSW, their new home (and his) where they matured while Dan started acquiring the equipment he needed to produce his own spirit. In a dream come true and an alignment with Lord Byron distillery, this new make spirit came to life and production started on Dan’s still in 2018.


In mid-2020 he launched the brand Highwayman – his life’s work in a liquid library for all to share. The first bottlings not only sold out in minutes but have now found their way back onto the Highway to whisky lovers all over Australia and some of them sneaking off internationally.


The new chapter of Highwayman whisky’s liquid library sees the unleashing of the first ever 100% Byron Bay single malt whisky. Local barley is milled, mashed, fermented, distilled and aged in a combination of different oak casks. This art is all created at the Lord Byron distillery. Hand made in micro batches and bottled at cask strength in its purest form.


Highwayman – made by a serious whisky lover for serious whisky lovers to enjoy and share everywhere!


The Lineup:

  • Treacherous Radicals - Global blend Batch #1
  • HWM #3.7.2 - Peated Apera
  • HWM Sob Story - PX/Rum cask matured
  • HWM the Dark Side - PX/PX Stout matured
  • Dieman’s Rising 002 - Matured in 6 casks
  • Whisky Coffee Maple


The Food:

Deli platters will be provided for all attendees at in-person events. Please advise us via email if you have any allergies or dietary requirements that we need to be aware of.



The Fine Print:

Please note that this event is being held at the Midnight Hotel in Braddon - not at our regular venue.  The Elouera Street tram stop is right out the front on Northbourne Avenue.


This event is only for persons aged 18 years or older.


Photo and/or video recording of this event may occur.

Date & Time

Fri, Nov 10, 2023 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue Details

Midnight Hotel

1 Elouera Street
Braddon, Australian Capital Territory 2612 Midnight Hotel
Whisky Flights

Public tastings of different whiskies from around the world with a heavy focus on Australian distilleries.

In-person tastings are held regularly at the Midnight Hotel in Braddon, Canberra.

Virtual tastings are held from time to time.