This is the commuinty for thinkers, do-ers, tinkerers and visionaries who love to explore new whiskies.

Come for the whisky and learning, stay for the conversation.

We started as a humble group of novices and experienced whisky lovers on Ren’s front patio in late 2014 and quickly outgrew that setup. As more and more people started learning about these gatherings it came time to go to the streets (or real venues). We are all about experimentation and exploring. Our goal is to make whisky enlightenment commonplace.

As the community grows, we pledge to keep true to our mission.

We will always:

• Question assumptions
• Approach each dram with an open mind and clear pallet
• Welcome novices and experienced drinkers alike
• Encourage lively debate and discussion
• Pass on the stories behind new and different whisky production techniques


Whisky Social was founded and is run by Ren Butler, a passionate whisky teacher.

She has been to dozens of distilleries, tasted hundreds of different whiskies and most importantly collected stories and adventures throughout her global travels. She doesn’t just appreciate whisky, she lives and breathes it.  Ever been lost in the Japanese countryside trying to find a distillery? Ever held a piece of a charred whisky barrel to scratch and sniff how a whisky is created? Ren brings these experiences and a deep knowledge of whisky history, old and new, to every event.

Ren is so passionate about whisky experiences and appreciation she can help you find a style you’ll actually like to drink and share with friends. And oh yeah, she’s even completed Dave Broom’s Online World Masterclass of Whisky!