Join Dan as he takes you on a whisky masterclass of epic proportions. In an intimate setting, Dan will guide you through the depths of whisky and heritage supported by Balcony Bar and Oyster Co Head Chef Stefano Farese curating an Oyster Festival menu to match. Includes a 3-course meal and whisky pairings.
Highwayman is the hard work and lifelong commitment of Dan Woolley.Dan has been one of the modern day faces of whisky over the last ten years, holding one of the most sought after Whisky Ambassador roles in Australia. Throughout this role he travelled countless hours, covered thousands of highway miles with a bag full of whisky, educating whisky lovers – He was the Highwayman of Whisky. This role gave him a backstage pass to globally renown distilleries throughout Scotland (especially Islay), Kentucky, Tasmania and Japan. These journeys developed a deeper understanding of production and a big love for maturation of whisky.
In 2016 Dan started to lay down his own sprit in his chosen casks, collecting the first dozen batches from favourite distillery locations around Australia. He sent them on the highway to coastal Byron Bay, NSW, their new home (and his) where they matured while Dan started acquiring the equipment he needed to produce his own spirit. In a dream come true with an alignment with Lord Byron Distillery, on his own still he started to produce his own spirit in 2018. In mid 2020 he launched the brand Highwayman – his life’s work in a liquid library for all to share. The first bottlings not only sold out in minutes but have now made their way back on the highway to whisky lovers all over Australia and some of them sneaking off internationally. Highwayman – made by a serious whisky lover for serious whisky lovers to enjoy and share everywhere….