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Sunday 24 March 2024

Spirited idea: Whisky club offers access to artisan gems

Some whisky aficionados stick to one drop, others are keen to sample anything that is new and exciting.

If you are part of the second group then you may be interested in Barrel Lane, a new Australian-owned online subscription-based whisky club that aims to "bring only the finest small-batch, Australian craft whiskies to enthusiasts nationwide".

Co-founder Josh Robinson and the team sent me some Backwoods Single Malt Whisky from the Victorian country town of Yackandandah to try - along with a booklet packed with useful information and background about Backwoods Distilling Co. .

The whisky is absolutely delicious - complex but smooth. One of the best I've tasted in a while. 

The team's idea is to give whisky lovers the chance to try small-batch releases from boutique distillers around the country, as well as some bigger names. 

"From the smallest of places to heavy hitters, Barrel Lane scours the country for incredible and award-winning whisky that puts Aussie spirits on the map," their media release says. 

"Championing Australian distillers and their craft, supporting local talent and celebrating their dedication to quality."

The club is the newest venture from the creators of the Garden Street Gin Club.

"Whisky has long held a special place in our hearts, and we're thrilled to share our passion with fellow Australians through Barrel Lane," says co-founder Josh Robinson. 

"Our aim is to spotlight the incredible craftsmanship of Australian distilleries while offering our members the opportunity to explore a diverse range of unique whiskies."

Members can look out for a selection of one-time whisky releases. 

"Our journey with the Garden Street Gin Club has been immensely rewarding, and we're excited to embark on this new chapter with Barrel Lane," says co-founder Lauren Smith. 

"By keeping our membership base small, we're able to provide our members with access to limited-edition releases and hidden gems that truly embody the spirit of Australian whisky."

Members of Barrel Lane can choose between monthly or bi-monthly deliveries, with the flexibility to opt in or out of whisky releases according to their preferences.

You can skip, pause or cancel at any time.

Each shipment comes with tasting notes and background on the distilleries and distillers, and access to online tasting sessions. 

There is currently an introductory offer with some nifty bonuses.  

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