Poynton Whisky Club Details

Welcome to the Official Poynton Whisky Club, in association with GreatDrams.com. This is a club where we get together whisky lovers, those who want to get into their whiskies and people who wish to simply try more whiskies without buying the full bottles – all without breaking the bank. 

The goal? Simple: 

  • Try new whiskies
  • Meet fellow whisky folk 
  • Broaden your flavour experience and understanding within the whisky category 

Tastings are twice monthly one in The Cask on the second Wednesday of each month and one on Zoom on the last Friday of the month, both hosted by Greg Dillon, Founder and Whisky Director of GreatDrams, and those in attendance simply pay a nominal fee to cover the cost of the bottles for each theme… and there is no obligation whatsoever to be involved, you can opt in and out at your leisure when the monthly email goes out with details of each theme. 

Places are limited to just 14 people on Zoom and 18 people maximum per tasting in the pub. In normal times all tastings take place at the Cask Tavern in Poynton, starting at 7.30pm, finishing around two hours later… or much later.

Since Covid Times kicked in, we have conducted two tastings per month over Zoom – one is ‘themed’ (i.e. new distilleries, Old & Rare, smoky, Irish etc.) and one is brand specific where we taste whiskies just from one brand in the evening so we get an understanding for their different releases.

Membership

£15pa – to cover admin, glasses and time taken to clean / setup etc. 

Once a member you are able to buy a space for yourself to each event, and if there are still spaces available those who have bought tickets will be able to buy – on a first come, first served basis – a ticket for a +1. Tickets will be around £15 – £20 per tasting

To get involved just email [email protected] and you will be sent full payment details to become a member, then after that you will get an email each month to ask if you want to attend that month’s tasting – but I must stress it is fastest finger and payer first… those who don’t pay in a timely manner will be taken off the list of attendees.

SIMPLE!

Each (in person) tasting includes:

  • Venue 
  • Hosting by award-winning whisky producer and author Greg Dillon
  • 5 x whiskies
  • All presented in the official whisky glass, the Glencairn

Here's some photos of previous month's gatherings

And here are the whiskies we have tried so far on our journey together (most link through to Master of Malt if helpful)

2019-2020 Whisky
Month One
August
Scotch Regions
Deveron 12 Year OldD
Laphroaig PX
Bruichladdich Bere PRESS
GD Girvan 11 Year Old
GD GM Tasting Room Sample
Month Two
September
Irish Whiskey
Liberties Red One
Jameson Black Barrel BYO
Wild Geese Single Malt
Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old
Roe & Co.
Month Three
October
Brilliant Blends
GreatDrams Christmas
Label 5
Ballantine’s 17 Year Old
Dewar’s 12 Year Old
Johnnie Walker Gold
Month Four
November
American Whiskey
Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey
Jefferson’s Very Old
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel
Blue Note
Benchmark 8
Month Five
December
Beer & Whisky Pairing
GreatDrams Girvan 11
GD London
GreatDrams Glentauchers 10
Craig sample bottles?
GreatDrams BenRiach 5
Month Six
January
Smoky
Allt-a-Bhainne
Ailsa Bay
Glenglassaugh Torfa
Bowmore 15 Year Old
Laphroaig 10 Year Old
Month Seven
February
World Whisky
Bains Grain
Gretzky 99•
Flöki Icelandic Young
Indri Concept
Millstone PX
Month Eight
March
Irish Round Two
Pogues
Tullamore D.E.W. XO
Jack Ryan 12 Year Old
Kilbeggan Grain
Teeling Chocolate Porter
Month Nine
April
Scotch Whisky Styles
GD Craigellachie
GD Glentauchers
GD Port Dundas
GD London
GD Blend 02
Month Ten.Five
May+
LAKES
Lakes Blend
Lakes WhiskyMaker 2
Lakes Port Cask
Month Ten
May
Scotch Single Malts
Aberfeldy 12 Year Old
Glenfiddich Fire & Cane
Raasay WWW 2018
The Glenlivet Captain’s Res
Glen Marnoch 29 Year Old
Month Eleven
June
Doubles
Smokehead
Koval Single Barrel
Bushmill’s DE 12 Year Old
Connemara Distillers Edition
Hudson Baby Bourbon
Dalmunach
Month Eleven
June +
Dewar’s
Dewar’s 12 Year Old
Dewar’s CS
Dewar’s 15 Year Old
Dewar’s 18 Year Old
Month Twelve
July
Lighter Whiskies
Grant’s Signature
Glenkinchie 12 Year Old
Royal Salute Snow Polo
Glen Grant 10 Year Old
Chivas XV
Month Twelve
July +
JW
Black
White Walker
Fire
Ice
Blue
2020 – 2021 Whisky
Month One
August
Home Nations
Hinch Peated
Bushmils 10
Penderyn Rich Oak
GD Port Dundas
English Whisky Chapter 13
Month One
August +
Smoky Whisky
English Chapter 16
Lagavulin 10 Year Old
Laphroaig Lore
Jura 10 (old)
Kilkerran 12 Year Old
Month Two
September
Sub-£35
Aerstone 10 Year Old Land Cask
The Glenlivet Founders Reserve
Old St. Andrews
Buchanan’s 12 Year Old
Four Roses Small Batch
GD Knockdhu – FREE 25ml
Month Two
September +
Chivas
Chivas 12 Year Old
Chivas XV
Chivas 18 Year Old Smoky Concept
Chivas 18 Year Old French Oak
Month Three
October
Blind Tasting Sub-£20 plus one belter – no labels, just numbers
J&B
Glen Marnoch Islay
The Famous Grouse
The Dubliner Bourbon Cask 
Rock Oyster 18 Year Old
Month Two
October +
The Glenlivet
The Glenlivet Nadurra
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old
The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve
The Glenlivet Triple Cask Reserve GTR
Month Four
November
American Whiskey
Wild Turkey 101 Proof
American Born
Rowan’s Creek Straight Bourbon
Bulleit Bourbon
Basil Hayden’s Artfully Aged
Month Four
November +
Ballantines
Ballantine’s Finest
Ballantine’s 12 Year Old 
Ballantine’s 17 Year Old
Ballantine’s 21 Year Old 
Month Five
December
Japanese & Sherry Pairing
Nikka Days
Nikka Taketsuru
D25
Dalmore 12-year-old
Rock Oyster Sherry Edition DL
Month Five
December
Dewar’s
Dewar’s 15 Year Old – old version ! 
Dewar’s 18 Year Old 
Dewar’s Portugese Smooth
Dewar’s Ilegal Smooth (Mezcal Finish) 
Dewar’s 21 Year Old
Month Six
January
Rye January
Woodford Reserve Rye
Saganire
Tenessee Bourbon
Ragtime Rye
Adnam’s Rye
Month Six
January
Glenglassaugh
Glenglassaugh Revival
Glenglassaugh Clearac
Glenglassaugh BYO
Glenglassaugh Torfa
Month Seven
February
English
(+ 1 Scotch)
Cotswolds Sherry Cask
Nc’Nean
Spirit of Yorkshire
Bimber
Steel Bonnets – Lakes
Month Seven
BONUS
Old & Rare
Black & White Pre-War
Haig Original (1950s)
Invergordon 1973
Macallan Rare Cask
Suntory Very Rare
2020 – 2021 Whisky
Month Six
March Brand
Laphroaig
Laphroaig 20
Laphroaig Select
Laphroaig 22 Year Old
Laphroaig Four Oak
Month Eight
March
Irish Round Three
Jameson Black Barrel
Connemara Distillers Edition
Green Spot
Method & Madness Single Grain
Tullamore Dew 14-year-old
Month Nine
April
International
Puni Red
Abasolo El Whisky De Mexico
Gibson’s Finest 12-year-old
Alfred Giraud Heritage
Month Nine
April Brand
Bushmills
Bushmills Original
Bushmills 10 Year Old 
Bushmills 16 Year Old 
Bushmills 12 Year Old
Month Ten
May
New School
1770 Glasgow Single Malt – Peated
Wolfburn Aurora
Teeling Blackpitts
Bladnoch 10-year-old
Aberlour 14 Year Old
Month Nine
May Brand
Spots & M&M
Green Spot
Yellow Spot
Red Spot
Method & Madness Cherry Wood
Month Eleven
June
Cask Finishes
Mackmyra Moment Efva – Ex-Bourbon-, Birchwine-, Cherrywine-Oakcasks
The Tweeddale Grain of Truth 
Peated grain
Umiki Blended Whisky
Pine Tree Barrels Finish / Ocean Water
Kamiki 
Finished in Japanese Cedar Casks
Dewar’s Japanese Smooth
Mizunara Cask Finish
Month Nine
June Brand
Bladnoch
Bladnoch 11 Year Old 
Bladnoch New Make
Bladnoch Samsara
Bladnoch Vinaya
Month Nine
June Tequila
Storywood
Storywood Tequilas
Month Nine
July Brand
Aberlour
Aberlour 12 Year Old
Aberlour A’bunadh
Aberlour Casg Annamh Batch 1
Aberlour 13-year-old DE
Month Twelve
July
Interesting finds
Selfridges Buffalo Trace
Glenfarclas 2009 Distillery Exclusive 
“The Stillmen’s Dram”
Grant’s 18-year-old
Caol Ila 15-year-old – Unpeated Style
2021 – 2022 Whisky
Month One
August
GreatDrams Range
GreatDrams Strathclyde 15 Year Old
GreatDrams Fettercairn 8 Year Old 
GreatDrams Auchroisk 11 Year Old
GreatDrams Islay // Aberfeldy
 
GreatDrams Lockdown Lock-in 12
Month One
August +
Stauning
Stauning Rye
Stauning Triple Malt
Stauning Peated
Stauning El Classico
Month Two
September
Non-traditional
Casks/ Distilleries
Arran Amarone
Glen Moray 2004 Burgundy Cask
Bimber 
Raasay Multiple cask maturation
Laphroaig 10 Sherry Cask Finish 
Month Two
September +
Aultmore
Glen Deveron 10 Year Old
Aultmore 12 Year Old 
Aultmore 18 Year Old 
Aultmore 21 Year Old 
Month Three
Octobe
IN THE PUB !
GD Caol Ila
Dewar’s 175
Lakes Spirit
Big Mouth
Jura 12 Year Old
Month Two
October +
Connacht
Batch 001
5 Year Old Spade & Bushell
10 Year Old Spade & Bushell
Ballyhoo
Month Four
November
American Whiskey
Bulleit Barrel Strength
Noah’s Mill
Johnnie Drum
Buffalo Trace
???
Month Four
November +
Writers Tears
Cotswolds Distillery 2015
Cotswolds Distillery Sherry Cask
The English Whisky Original
The English – Triple Distilled Whisky
2021 Whisky Advent Calendar 1. Hibiki Harmony
2. Ardbeg Blaaack
5. Lakes Orange Wine
8. Teeling Irish Oak DE
21. Mackmyra 10
14. Port Dundas 25 Year Old Oloroso (TBWC)
16. GreatDrams Knockdhu
23. Cardrona Just Hatched
24. Octomore 9.3
Month Five
December
Winter Warmers
Lagavulin Offerman Guinness
Mortlach 12 Year Old
 
Caisteal Chamuis Blended Malt Scotch
 
Label 5 Single Grain
 
Gladston’e Axe
Month Five
December
Premium Interesting Finds
Cotswolds Bourbon Cask
Aberfeldy 19 Year Old Sherry
Old Pulteney 15 Year Old 
Smokehead Stout Cask
Month Six
January
Big. Bold Flavours
Singleton 12 Year Old
JW Centenary 
Fettercairn 7 Single cask
Aberfeldy 19 hand fill
Linkwood Peated
Month Six
January
Glen Grant
Glen Grant 18 Year Old
Glen Grant 10 Year Old
Glen Grant 12 Year Old
Glen Grant 5 Year Old
Month Seven
February
Smooth & Delicate
Clydeside Batch 01
Ballantines Barrel Smooth
Ballantines 15 Year Old
Passport Scotch 
Dewar’s French Smooth
Month Seven
February
Old & Rare
Bruichladdich 16 Year Old Single Cask
Ardbeg 2008 SMWS 33.137
Dewar’s Double Double 27 Year Old
Grant’s Royal Finest Scotch Whisky
Glenmorangie 10 Year Old 1993
2020 – 2021 Whisky f
Month Six
March Brand
Laphroaig
Laphroaig 20
Laphroaig Select
Laphroaig 22 Year Old
Laphroaig Four Oak
Month Eight
March
Irish Round Three
Jameson Black Barrel
Connemara Distillers Edition
Green Spot
Method & Madness Single Grain
Tullamore Dew 14-year-old
Month Nine
April
International
Puni Red
Abasolo El Whisky De Mexico
Gibson’s Finest 12-year-old
Alfred Giraud Heritage
Month Nine
April Brand
Bushmills
Bushmills Original
Bushmills 10 Year Old 
Bushmills 16 Year Old 
Bushmills 12 Year Old
Month Ten
May
New School
1770 Glasgow Single Malt – Peated
Wolfburn Aurora
Teeling Blackpitts
Bladnoch 10-year-old
Aberlour 14 Year Old
Month Nine
May Brand
Spots & M&M
Green Spot
Yellow Spot
Red Spot
Method & Madness Cherry Wood
Month Eleven
June
Cask Finishes
Mackmyra Moment Efva – Ex-Bourbon-, Birchwine-, Cherrywine-Oakcasks
The Tweeddale Grain of Truth 
Peated grain
Umiki Blended Whisky
Pine Tree Barrels Finish / Ocean Water
Kamiki 
Finished in Japanese Cedar Casks
Dewar’s Japanese Smooth
Mizunara Cask Finish
Month Nine
June Brand
Bladnoch
Bladnoch 11 Year Old 
Bladnoch New Make
Bladnoch Samsara
Bladnoch Vinaya
Month Nine
June Tequila
Storywood
Storywood Tequilas
Month Nine
July Brand
Aberlour
Aberlour 12 Year Old
Aberlour A’bunadh
Aberlour Casg Annamh Batch 1
Aberlour 13-year-old DE
Month Twelve
July
Interesting finds
Selfridges Buffalo Trace
Glenfarclas 2009 Distillery Exclusive 
“The Stillmen’s Dram”
Grant’s 18-year-old
Caol Ila 15-year-old – Unpeated Style
2021 – 2022 Whisky
Month One
August
GreatDrams Range
GreatDrams Strathclyde 15 Year Old
GreatDrams Fettercairn 8 Year Old 
GreatDrams Auchroisk 11 Year Old
GreatDrams Islay // Aberfeldy
 
GreatDrams Lockdown Lock-in 12
Month One
August +
Stauning
Stauning Rye
Stauning Triple Malt
Stauning Peated
Stauning El Classico
Month Two
September
Non-traditional
Casks/ Distilleries
Arran Amarone
Glen Moray 2004 Burgundy Cask
Bimber 
Raasay Multiple cask maturation
Laphroaig 10 Sherry Cask Finish 
Month Two
September +
Aultmore
Glen Deveron 10 Year Old
Aultmore 12 Year Old 
Aultmore 18 Year Old 
Aultmore 21 Year Old 
Month Three
Octobe
IN THE PUB !
GD Caol Ila
Dewar’s 175
Lakes Spirit
Big Mouth
Jura 12 Year Old
Month Two
October +
Connacht
Batch 001
5 Year Old Spade & Bushell
10 Year Old Spade & Bushell
Ballyhoo
Month Four
November
American Whiskey
Bulleit Barrel Strength
Noah’s Mill
Johnnie Drum
Buffalo Trace
???
Month Four
November +
Writers Tears
Cotswolds Distillery 2015
Cotswolds Distillery Sherry Cask
The English Whisky Original
The English – Triple Distilled Whisky
2021 Whisky Advent Calendar 1. Hibiki Harmony
2. Ardbeg Blaaack
5. Lakes Orange Wine
8. Teeling Irish Oak DE
21. Mackmyra 10
14. Port Dundas 25 Year Old Oloroso (TBWC)
16. GreatDrams Knockdhu
23. Cardrona Just Hatched
24. Octomore 9.3
Month Five
December
Winter Warmers
Lagavulin Offerman Guinness
Mortlach 12 Year Old
 
Caisteal Chamuis Blended Malt Scotch
 
Label 5 Single Grain
 
Gladston’e Axe
Month Five
December
Premium Interesting Finds
Cotswolds Bourbon Cask
Aberfeldy 19 Year Old Sherry
Old Pulteney 15 Year Old 
Smokehead Stout Cask
Month Six
January
Big. Bold Flavours
Singleton 12 Year Old
JW Centenary 
Fettercairn 7 Single cask
Aberfeldy 19 hand fill
Linkwood Peated
Month Six
January
Glen Grant
Glen Grant 18 Year Old
Glen Grant 10 Year Old
Glen Grant 12 Year Old
Glen Grant 5 Year Old
Month Seven
February
Smooth & Delicate
Clydeside Batch 01
Ballantines Barrel Smooth
Ballantines 15 Year Old
Passport Scotch 
Dewar’s French Smooth
Month Seven
February
Old & Rare
Bruichladdich 16 Year Old Single Cask
Ardbeg 2008 SMWS 33.137
Dewar’s Double Double 27 Year Old
Grant’s Royal Finest Scotch Whisky
Glenmorangie 10 Year Old 1993

Month Six
March Brand
Tomatin

Tomatin Legacy

Tomatin Cask Strength

Tomatin 14 Year Old Port Cask

Tomatin 12 Year Old

Month Eight
March
Irish Round Three

Teeling 14 Year Old SC Bunny’s

Kirkland Irish 4 Year Old

Jameson Black Barrel 100 Proof

Jameson

Bushmills Bourbon Cask Finish

Month Nine
April
New World

Method and Madness Rye and Malt

M&H Elements Peated

M&H Classic

Koval Single Barrel – Rye

Morris Signature

Month Nine
April Brand
Cù Bòcan 

Cù Bòcan Signature

Cù Bòcan Creation #2

Cù Bòcan Creation #3

Cù Bòcan Creation #4

Month Ten
May
Speyside Specials

Benriach 10 Year Old 

Benromach 10 Year Old 100º Proof

Glenrothes Single Cask 2006

Glen Moray 2004 Chenin Blanc Cask

Glen Moray 2003 Chardonnay Cask

Month Nine
May Brand
Teeling Beer Casks

Teeling Amber Ale Finish – 46% ABV

Teeling Strong Ale Finish – 46% ABV

Teeling Baltic Porter Finish – 46% ABV

Teeling Stout Cask Finish – 46% ABV

Month Eleven
June
Blended Malts

Timorous Beastie 10 Year Old

Scallywag Winter 2021

Rock Oyster Cask Strength

Berry Brothers Sherry Cask

Big Peat Christmas 2015

Month Nine
June Brand
Grace O’Malley

Proclamation

Grace O’Malley

Grace O’Malley Rum Cask

Waterford 1.1

Month Nine
July
American Whiskey

Uncle Nearest 1884

Four Roses Small Batch Select

GD Bourbon

Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch

Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel

Month Nine
July Brand
Johnnie Walker

Tullibardine 225

Tullibardine 228

Tullibardine Sovereign

Tullibardine The Murray

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