Whisky Flights: Blend your own whisky with Amber Lane

  • November 16, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Novotel Canberra

    65 Northbourne Avenue
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Ticket Price (AUD) $110.00-$130.00 This event is now over

The Amber Lane story was forged in the stars. Friends and fellow amateur astronomers Rod Berry and Phil Townsend were enjoying dark rural night skies at Coonabarabran NSW during 2017 when serendipity intervened. During a daytime excursion in the region, they stumbled upon a small whisky distillery, and a dream coalesced. A sense of destiny has marked every step which has followed.


Rod freely admits that he is a “total whisky nerd”, having immersed himself in whisky knowledge and experience for many years. As a long-time member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, an avid reader of whisky blogs and books, having undertaken several courses through the Australian Whisky Academy, and having toured numerous whisky distilleries in Australia and Scotland, Rod has a deep appreciation for the art and science of whisky production.


Phil is passionate about excellence in whisky production and oversees the daily operations at the distillery. Innovation drives Phil every day, as he seeks improvements at every level of production. Nothing brings Phil greater joy that the wonderful aromas which fill the warehouse, as he can’t help but smile as he conducts the daily inspection of barrels. He feels a calling to his work, and his enthusiasm for Amber Lane spirit is infectious.


Amber Lane strives to produce refined, beautiful and delicious whisky in a traditional style which brings satisfaction and joy to all those who partake. They focus on bringing together the natural sweetness of the barley in the new make with high quality aged casks from Spain and Kentucky that bring depth and richness to every dram.


The Blending Masterclass:

Rod will be bringing the spirit components that Amber Lane use to make their whiskies, and will teach us hands-on how these components combined with a whisky glass and droppers bring about their superb whiskies.


The Tasting Lineup:

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The Food:

A cheese & charcuterie plate with locally sourced produce from Canberra and the Southern Tablelands is provided for each attendee 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 First Edition bar at the Novotel Canberra will also be offering every attendee 25% off all food and drinks before, during, and after our Whisky Flights event - simply show your ticket at the bar when ordering to receive your discount!



The Fine Print:

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


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


Full refunds will be offered in case of event disruptions due to Covid-19.


Full refunds are also available for ticketholders who test positive, who need to isolate, or who are awaiting testing results.

Date & Time

Wed, Nov 16, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue Details

Novotel Canberra

65 Northbourne Avenue
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601 Novotel Canberra
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.