Dusty; Covered in dust or slightly grey in colour.
Welcome to 'The Dusties' Whisky Club, the home of extraordinary whisky tastings in Bristol and online.
We aim to introduce like minded whisky lovers to some of the rarer whiskies out there. Expect to see old bottles rescued from forgotten cupboards, limited editions long gone, sold out small batches, festival bottlings and distillery samples that probably shouldn't have left the warehouse!
Here is a list of all the upcoming Dusties tastings and events. We try and host an event every month and they generally sell out in minutes! For info on where to get tickets please use the contact form at the bottom of the page or join the Dusties Facebook group.
Kyro Finnish Rye Tasting
April 28th 2022
Our first in person tasting this year and what a way to kick off! We'll be tasting through an incredible selection of releases from Kyro Distillery in Finland.
If you like your rye whisky chewy and spicy then this is the tasting for you!
Dartmoor Distillery Trip
We're heading to Dartmoor Whisky Distillery in Bovey Tracey!
We'll be picking guests up from Temple Meads Train Station in Bristol by mini bus and heading down to see how one of England's newest whisky distilleries is producing their single malt whisky. We've booked in a special cask samples tasting for the group which isn't available normally from the distillery. Ticket cost covers transport and the tasting.
Due to the size of the mini bus there are only 16 tickets available.
Siete Misterios Mezcal, Tapatio Tequila & Tacos!
Our first Dinner of the year! We'll be hosting the very best of Siete Misterios Mezcal & Tapatio Tequila for an evening of agave and tacos!
We'll be pairing 5 premium examples of these excellent brands with tacos, as well as some mezcal and tequila cocktails to compliment the evening.
Woodford Reserve Dinner
We've got our second of the year! We'll be tasting through a range of the Woodford Reserve Master's Collection along side the Ox's banquet meal in Milk Thistle's private dining room.
The Master’s Collection, which was created to honour the many discoveries and innovations that occurred at the 1812 distillery site where Woodford Reserve is now located, has released 15 editions to date and we'll be sampling 5 of them along with some delicious Woodford Reserve cocktails.
Ben Nevis Tasting
June 30th 2022
We'll be opening a selection of Ben Nevis releases from the distillery as well as from Indie bottlers.
Nathan Shearer and Oli Chiltern will be sharing their love for this beautiful liquid from one of Scotland's lesser known distilleries.
Cotswolds Distillery Trip
July 9th 2022
Class trip!! We'll be heading up to the Cotswolds Distillery for a tour and tasting, group transport is included in the ticket price.
July 21st 2022
In classic Nathan Shearer style we have an insane line up of Nikka Whisky! A mix of blends and single malts from Yoichi and Miyagikyo paired with small plates and sushi from Seven Lucky Gods.
I honestly cannot wait for this evening, Seven Lucky God's food is renowned as some of the best in Bristol and to have the opportunity to enjoy this alongside some hard to find Nikka whiskies is a bit of a dream evening!
Dan Bovey has been in the bar industry for over 15 years, most recently making his mark as the Beverage Manager for Hyde & Co Group.
His love affair with whisky came via a chance visit to the Dalwhinnie Distillery in 2007, after working an event in the area. Since then he's visited distilleries all over the world from Canada to Guyana, Cuba to Iceland. However it's Scotland that keeps drawing him in. So much so that he's been back every year to explore different areas, more likely than not with his wife Ash, who's also whisky mad.
Club T-shirt: Pink Zombie
The official Dusties club t-shirts are designed by Tom J Newell and printed on eco friendly t-shirts. This is the first design in neon pink, because who doesn't want a whisky shirt with a neon pink zombie on it?