Get excited people the acclaimed Dewar’s Scotch Egg Club will take up residency in Sydney for four weeks in May , The Dewar’s Scotch Egg Club pays homage to the unique and truly delicious combination of whisky and the coveted Scotch Egg. Dewar’s Brand Ambassador Andy Wren will take the flavours of Dewar’s 12 and create a series of cocktails that match perfectly with a selection of uniquely crafted Scotch Eggs from ACME Head Chef Mitch Orr.
Dewar’s, the most awarded blended Scotch whisky in the world, has today announced that The Dewar’s Scotch Egg Club will be popping up in Sydney throughout May. Ditching the Scottish stereotypes of bagpipes, kilts and haggis, the Dewar’s Scotch Egg Club pays homage to the unique and truly delicious combination of whisky and the coveted Scotch Egg.
So, what’s up with whisky and chickens?
Tommy Dewar, son of John, the founder of Dewar’s whisky, was a charismatic man known for his wit, and more importantly his two obsessions; whisky and chickens. While producing one of the finest whisky’s the world has seen, Tommy bred pedigree chickens that produced some of the finest eggs that were ever laid. An eggcellent lol combination.
Tommy was known for bringing his Whisky around the world, introducing Scotch to America post-prohibition and came to Australia twice to wax lyrical about his award-winning whisky! After being diagnosed with a ‘persistent cold’ that he couldn’t shake, Tommy insisted he had to travel to warmer climates to be cured and chased the summer around the globe. Clever bastard. He immortalized his travels in his book ‘Ramble around the globe’, which is a cracking read (sorry again).
“Dewar’s is the most awarded blended Scotch whisky in the world and our old friend, Tommy Dewar, took his father’s recipe and ensured we could all experience Dewar’s through his extravagant ‘Ramble around the Globe. So we’re paying homage to the great man and his love for whisky, chickens and travel with the Dewar’s Scotch Egg Club; coming to the southern hemisphere for the first time.” said Andy Wren, Dewar’s ambassador.
Dewar’s Scotch Egg Club will take the flavours of Dewar’s 12 and create a series of cocktails that match perfectly with unique Scotch Eggs. However, Wren adds, “we will of course be serving Dewar’s blends and our single malts neat for those that want to experience the more intricate flavours.”
So, what the f*ck is a Scotch Egg?
Glad you asked. A Scotch Egg is a traditional delicacy from the UK and sees a boiled egg, wrapped in meat which is then coated in bread crumbs and deep fried. Delicious. To help put the Scotch Egg on the Australian map, Mitch Orr, head chef from ACME has created the menu, with his unique style being blended in.
“It’s been an enjoyable challenge to partner with Dewar’s Scotch Egg Club,’ said Mitch Orr, head chef at ACME. “Taking the humble Scotch egg, traditionally a picnic snack for the Brits, and flipping it into something with a unique personality. We’ve created four different flavour combos, each a unique variation for Sydneysiders to enjoy with Dewar’s whisky.”
For the enthusiasts at heart, there will also be masterclasses where you can learn a lot more about whisky. Here, you will have the opportunity to try all the Dewar’s blends (12, 15 and 18 years old) as well as the distinctive and award winning single malts that are used to create them. One of those single malts being Craigellachie – home of the Best Single Malt in the World 2017.
Lead by some of Australia’s leading whisky bartenders, participants can experience a serving of Scotch Eggs and a dram of matching whiskies. Tickets for the whisky masterclasses will be $30, with sessions from 4pm – 5pm on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays. The bar will then be open (no tickets required) from 5pm to cater to your egg and Whisky needs.
Dewar’s Scotch Egg Club – Sydney:
Address: Laneway between 152 – 156 Clarence St (directly across from Baxter Inn and The Barber Shop)
Date: 3rd May – 27th May (open Wednesdays – Saturdays nights)
Cost: General admission is free with a complimentary sample of Dewar’s 12 year old on arrival. No bookings required
Whisky Masterclass: $30 pp (plus booking fee), tickets can be purchased here
We know we can’t wait to see what the fuss is all about, so we’ll catch you there…
by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme