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Young wood, just like young blood, can be too fiery and unhinged. If young oak is used in a barrel, it may overpower the whisky, making it too tannic and adversely affecting the flavour and the finish. Still, that it does have an impact demonstrates that, should the correct style of cask be used, then it might actually improve the whisky. This logic applies to the use of old sherry casks for the distillation of whisky. The use of casks is...

The importance of water in whisky is often overshadowed by the importance of whether it is single malt and its barrel selection. However, the influence of water in the development and final effect of a whisky is a crucial consideration. Just look at the fact that so many distilleries in Scotland are built on or near a water source within the property’s bounds. This crucial piece of information should not be left out of one’s mental whisky toolkit: that collection of...

[ngg src="galleries" ids="1" display="basic_thumbnail" override_thumbnail_settings="1" thumbnail_width="400" thumbnail_height="300" thumbnail_crop="0" number_of_columns="5" images_per_page="25"] Whisky connoisseurs, we have some amazing news. Heritage Lounge has obtained a bottle of the record-breaking Gordon and MacPhail Generations Glenlivet 1940 80-year-old single malt Scotch Whisky. At time of purchase, this is the oldest single malt Scotch Whisky to ever be bottled. 250 bottles have been produced globally and the first, sold at auction, went for $262,000 AUD. Gordon & MacPhail released two bottles on the Australian market and one of them...

Many whisky lovers will be familiar with Chivas Regal, a stalwart in the whisky space with a proud and interesting Scottish history, which adds some depth to their fine product. In the 1800s, brothers James and John Chivas worked in an emporium in Aberdeen, and as time progressed, began to experiment with ageing and blending whiskies, to meet a demand for a smoother, more rounded whisky. The experience from this initial process would feed into their later success in New York and...

Our Vault Menu at Heritage Lounge, one of the most esteemed cocktail bars and whisky bars in Parramatta and Sydney, narrows in on the finest single malt whiskies produced globally. Our preference for single malt falls in line with internationally accepted standards of excellence. Despite the common misconception, the word single in single malt does not refer to the number of barrels or casks used in distilling the whisky. Indeed, the world’s best master distillers often show a flair for creatively...

Class cannot be derived from objects. It is now bestowed upon a person wearing a fancy watch or driving a fast car. It is a way of being, a state of mind, expressed through actions. Pointing towards the bottle of Glenfiddich 50 Year Old whisky, sitting in moody light on the top shelf – that’s class. That’s making a deliberate decision to associate exclusively with the best in the business. It’s a statement that you are setting the Parramatta bar high;...

Our cigar lounge in Parramatta is a stomping ground for the like-minded, those who savour in the sophistication of a high-quality cigar, composed of only the finest ingredients and delivering the most satisfying sensory experience. LE CHAVAL welcomes connoisseurs of the Australian and the global cigar, provides a sanctuary for enjoyment, where everyone in attendance is in harmony. Our Cigar Range The Heritage Lounge humidor is fiercely protected, merchandised selectively with the most elite sticks. Our establishment’s executive management ensures that a...

At Heritage Lounge, we’re all about bringing back the best aspects of the past. Whether it is through the menus in our cocktail bar that puts a modern twist on classic old cocktails, or simply through the venue of our Parramatta bar at a grand heritage building from the 1920s era, we pride ourselves on our connection with the past and all it represents – sophistication, wisdom and culture. For this reason, we’ve decided this month to share some of the...

Sophistication and refinement over naivety. One of the biggest event trends at the moment is embodying a wealthy, modern and stylish event atmosphere. Tacky and humorous event themes have gone out the window as people opt for dressing up rather than dressing down. We’re seeing sophisticated event décor, refined catering menus, traditional event themes, and luxurious event atmospheres. This high-class event setting can be difficult to recreate in your own home, so we recommend choosing a sophisticated cocktail bar or...

The best event venue for you will differ according to the type of event you plan on hosting. After all, a child’s second birthday shouldn’t be hosted at a cocktail bar, and a corporate function shouldn’t be hosted at a child’s playhouse. At Heritage Lounge, we understand that choosing a function venue or party venue can be difficult. Not only do you want to impress your guests, but you want to set the scene for an enjoyable and memorable occasion. There...