Whisky Flights: Flora & Fauna

  • July 20, 2022 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Novotel Canberra

    65 Northbourne Avenue
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Ticket Price (AUD) $90.00-$110.00 This event is now over

One story (and there are a few) tells that the Diageo Flora and Fauna releases were born from a rather embarrassing situation - increased awareness of the breadth of Scottish single malts (largely via the offerings of the independent bottlers) resulted in a surge of distillery tourism in the early to mid-nineties. Devotees - particularly of the more obscure malts - would travel to their favourite distillery, enjoy the warmth and hospitality on offer, get an education and at the end of the tour find the staff had nothing to offer in the way of a dram.

So the Flora and Fauna series of limited bottlings was gradually introduced to showcase the arts of the lesser known distilleries, those that had been bulldozed, mothballed or otherwise accessed by blenders only.

Flora and Fauna was not originally an official title, but a name coined by Michael Jackson, as every distillery bottling had its own animal or plant assigned to each respective label. The first tranche was released between 1991 and 1994, followed by a smattering of cask strength releases (discontinued and ultra rare) up until 1998 and four expressions in September 2001.

Initially the series was available only at the malt's distillery of origin. Gradually the collection made its way out of the distilleries and onto the shelves of top whisky purveyors.

The Lineup:

  • Glenlossie 10 Years Old
  • Inchgower 14 Years Old
  • Linkwood 12 Years Old
  • Mannachmore 12 Years Old
  • Benrines 15 Years Old
  • Teaninich 10 Years Old
  • Blair Athol 12 Years Old

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!

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

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, Jul 20, 2022 6:30 pm - 9:00 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.