Whisky Flights: Riverbourne Distillery & Tumut River Brewing Co - A Boilermaker

  • Wed, Aug 17, 2022 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Novotel Canberra

    65 Northbourne Avenue
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Ticket Price (AUD) $59.00-$99.00 This event is now over

Join us alongside both Martin Pye from Riverbourne Distillery & the folks from Tumut River Brewing Co as we fly through 5 pairs of spirits & beer in an epic boilermaker session!


Riverbourne Distillery hails from Jingera, near Captains Flat - less than an hour from Canberra. Martin Pye, owner and distiller, is no stranger here at Whisky Flights and is back for his 4th event with us!


Martin and his wife Eileen founded Riverbourne in 2015, and two of their whiskies - the Identity and the Supremacy are currently on their 9th release. In this tasting we'll be tasting both the Identity - a lighter spirit driven whisky somewhere between a traditional Highland Scotch & an Irish malt; the 8th release of the Supremacy - a heavily peated whisky akin to those from Islay. We'll also have the Ultimatum - a more Speyside-like whisky aged in fortified wine casks; and the dark sipping rum.


Joining Riverbourne with the other half of our paired boilermakers will be Tumut River Brewing Co. TRBC is located in Tumut - on the western foothills of the Snowy Mountains - on the other side of the Brindabellas to Canberra.


TRBC will be bringing Hitchhikers Guide to Galaxy - a single hopped Australian Pale Ale; Hot Cross Pilsner - a Czech style pilsner using local Atlas and Biscuit voyager malts; Portstar - a smoked porter using Voyager and Gladfield malts, and very low on hops; and Ginja Ninja - a deliciously solid ginger beer brewed with local Tumut region Batlow apples.


The Lineup:

  • Riverbourne Identity & TRBC Hitchhikers Guide to Galaxy
  • Riverbourne Ultimatum & TRBC Hot Cross Pilsner
  • Riverbourne Betrayal & TRBC Bad Mofo
  • Riverbourne Supremacy & TRBC Portstar
  • Riverbourne Dark Sipping Rum & TRBC Ginja Ninja


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, Aug 17, 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.

Monthly in-person tastings are held at the Novotel Canberra.

Virtual tastings are held from time to time.

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