The Websters Team are very excited to reveal our next Boilermaker Event, set to take place on Wednesday, September 11th at 7pm.
For this event we will be tasting 5 Nikka Japanese Whiskys, 5 Nomad Brewing Co. beers, alongside a three course paired dinner.
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It all began with a vision. Nikka Founder Masataka Taketsuru went abroad to Scotland in 1918 to learn distillation, and became the first Japanese person to truly master whisky production. After being contracted to make the first Japanese Whisky Distillery (Yamazaki), Masataka continued to work at Yamazaki for 10 years, before branching off to start his on line of whisky.
In 1934 he went north and built his first distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaido, a place he had always considered to be the ideal site for him to make whisky. The environmental conditions of Yoichi were in many ways similar to those of Scotland with a cool climate, crisp air and appropriate humidity. The company first started producing apple products under the name of “Dai Nippon Kaju”, meaning the “Great Japanese Juice Company” while he was preparing to produce whisky.
In 1936 the first pot still designed by Masataka and made in Japan was installed and started distillation. Finally in 1940 the first whisky from Nikka was launched. The brand name of this whisky was “NIKKA WHISKY”, short for “Nippon Kaju”, which later became the name of the company itself.
We will be trying The Taketsuru Pure Malt, the Nikka Coffey Grain & Malt, Yoichi Single Malt & Miyagikyo Single Malt from the Nikka Collection.
‘A long time ago in a country far, far away (well, Italy) a love affair blossomed. It was a relationship between Global Top 100 brewer, Leonardo Di Vincenzo and Kerrie & Johnny Latta, a husband and wife team from the Northern Beaches, owners of Australia’s largest craft beer distributors, Experience IT beverages.’
‘After endless travel, negotiation and plenty of beers, the guys managed to persuade Brooks Carretta, Leonardo’s brewing protege at Birra Del Borgo to pull up stumps and make the journey down under to Brookvale. He had two conditions: To never be restricted by fashions and trends and to use Australia’s amazing native ingredients.’
‘We Nomads continue to be restless creatures, driven by discovery of new tastes, beer knowledge, experiences and the people that make craft beer great. But no matter where we roam, the best journey is always the one home.’
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WHAT: A Boilermaker Dinner with 5 Nikka Whiskys, 5 Nomad Brews & a 3 Course Dinner (Food offering to be announced)
WHERE: Websters Bourbon Bar & Grill, 323 King St, Newtown
WHEN: 7pm, Wednesday 11th of September
TICKETS: $59pp (No Refunds)
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THE WHISKY & BEER PAIRINGS:
Beer – South Pacific Dream with Passionfruit
Whisky – Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Whisky
Beer – SuperSonic DIPA Rainforest Lime DIPA – 7.8% ABV
Whisky – Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky
Beer – Supersonic Rossa Red IPA
Whisky – Nikka Coffee Grain Whisky
Beer – Sticky Date Desert Brown Ale – 11% ABV – ‘Sticky Handshake’ (Bruery Collab Beer)
Whisky – NIKKA YOICHI SINGLE MALT
Beer – Powder Day – Double Milk / Choc / Coconut Stout – 8% ABV
Whisky – NIKKA MIYAGIKYO SINGLE MALT
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* Vegetarian options available on request
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