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. 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. Until further notice all our events will be online and you can catch up with previous tastings on our Youtube channel.
October 7th 2021
Our first in person tasting this year and what a way to kick off! We'll be tasting through an incredible selection of releases in Bristol with Jason Clark, UK Talisker Ambassador.
Highlights include a 25yr Cask Strength and the original 10yr from the 1980s! BAM! Head over to the tickets page for the full line up and pricing details. See you in October!
Appleton Vs Velier
October 14th 2021
We just can't resist sneaking in ridiculous rum tastings and this one isn't breaking away from that tradition!
We'll be hosted by Jono from Appleton and Dean from Speciality to break down what makes Appleton and Velier so unique as well as tasting the entire Appleton Hearts collection. This is an in person tasting so expect Daiquiris, sneaky undercounter rums, Appleton Joy, Habitation Velier Worthy Park and more esters than you can shake a stick at(can you shake a stick at esters?!)
We're finishing the year with a massive smack of peat! It's Laphroaig time! Drams that taste like being kicked in the face by a horse are on the menu for this in person tasting. Hosted in Bristol by Joe Ellis, Whisky Specialist for Edrington U.K. we'll be working through carefully curated selection of bottles from one of the world's most iconic whisky distilleries! We're keeping the lineup secret for now but it's the last tasting of the year so you know we're going BIG!
Story of Brora
November 12th 2021
Sold Out! That's all there is to say!
Woodford Reserve Master's Collection
Feis Ile 2022
We'll be heading back to the Feis Ile in 2022 to buy up all the bottles released and host a tasting of them!
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?