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Hi y'all,

Can anyone recommend a good Scotch retailer in Sydney's East and/or Inner West?

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Yeah, they are on the exy side innit! Still, quality selection.
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oh definitely! and they're quite liberal with their tastings (which helps ease the consumer guilt).
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Still never tasted as nice as the Glenlivet 18 YO...perhaps I'm just an uneducated whisky heathen, but it was amazing to me, without being retardedly expensive
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just buy from Graham ... best choice and price you'll get in Australia
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I realise that Johnnie Walker is something of a dirty word among true scotch drinkers however their double black is not a bad drop at all.

Better than Dimple 15 YO imo, my brother's favourite.
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Only a dirty word because it's a blended whisky, not a single malt...but I'm not so fusy as to not enjoy it...esepcially Blue Label, that shits unreal
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That's true... The fact that it's a blend.

I accidentally forgot to ask for water with my blue once, not a smrt thing to do having shucked $32 oysters for it.

I bought my brother a bottle of Glenfiddich 18 yo for his birthday a couple years ago. I ended up consuming the lot as at that time he had no appreciation for scotch. As smoot, knee-melting seductive and delectable as the solo in Dire Straits "Paint It Black" it was.
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I realise that Johnnie Walker is something of a dirty word among true scotch drinkers however their double black is not a bad drop at all.

I was given a bottle of the Double Black and I have to say I'm not that much of a fan (although I do quite like Johnny Walker (Single) Black). I thiugh the Double Black was meant to be peaty but it just tastes sweet to me. If I want a sweet spirit (which is not all that often) I'll drink bourbon.
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I was given a bottle of the Double Black and I have to say I'm not that much of a fan (although I do quite like Johnny Walker (Single) Black). I thiugh the Double Black was meant to be peaty but it just tastes sweet to me. If I want a sweet spirit (which is not all that often) I'll drink bourbon.

I got into the Johnny Walker Red recently: tbh I was quite surprised. It wasn't bad as a change-up, more mild than I thought it would be. I still prefer my single malts but I quite liked it.
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just buy from Graham ... best choice and price you'll get in Australia

I've been neglecting the big G lately, so have decided to remotely build up a whisky collection at my folks while I'm away and can't get at it.

What should be the first ten bottles in any self-respecting whisky bar?
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ardbeg, laphroaig, lagavulin, caol ila, talisker, oban, glenmorangie, dalwhinnie, mcallan & benromach

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who's graham and how do i buy his whisky?
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who's graham and how do i buy his whisky?

http://www.theoddwhiskycoy.com.au/

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is it best to order a few bottles at a time freight-wise?

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For Australian residents only...
Prices include all Australian taxes and charges.New Freight & Insurance Charges Apply...
$8 per carton of 6 standard size bottles OR to a total weight of 7kg $13.50 per carton of up to 12 standard size bottles OR to a total weight of 18kgs

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ardbeg, laphroaig, lagavulin, caol ila, talisker, oban, glenmorangie, dalwhinnie, mcallan & benromach

Ardbeg 10yo, Lagavulin 16yo and Benromach 10yo purchased. Now we play the "Waiting to get back to Australia" game.

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Whisky degustation at The Commoner in Melbs.

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...interesting.

Does anyone know of a scotch tasting club (or night) in Sydney? Doesn't have to come with food.
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There's http://www.smws.com.au/pages/tasting.aspx
or http://distantthunderwhiskyclub.blogspot.com.au/ (I haven't looked at this site yet as work blocks it...)
or I've been meaning to visit The Baxter Inn in the city....
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There's http://www.smws.com.au/pages/tasting.aspx
or http://distantthunderwhiskyclub.blogspot.com.au/ (I haven't looked at this site yet as work blocks it...)
or I've been meaning to visit The Baxter Inn in the city....

Thanks a lot mate!

The whiskey society is meeting next wednesday right next door to my work! Def going Do you know what they're like? Drink much for your $90?
If anyone wants to check it out with me let me know.

I went to the Baxter last Thursday...incredible choice...and very good pricing. I tried about 6 different drinks. Laphroaig 15 year was

Been to The Hazy Rose in Darlinghurst? Good little bar, decent choice. JW blue on heat for only $18
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went to a newish place in Singapore last week called the Auld Alliance. It's in Chjimes near raffles, and run from a French guy who imports via Italy. He has over 1000 whiskies sold by the glass. The tasting book is about 30 pages thick and bound in leather with thick vellum like pages.

I splashed out over $200 for two shots.

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whiskey is aight but i prefer bourbon. $200 for two shots is a bit voert the top isn't it?
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Thanks a lot mate!

The whiskey society is meeting next wednesday right next door to my work! Def going Do you know what they're like? Drink much for your $90?
If anyone wants to check it out with me let me know.

I went to the Baxter last Thursday...incredible choice...and very good pricing. I tried about 6 different drinks. Laphroaig 15 year was

Been to The Hazy Rose in Darlinghurst? Good little bar, decent choice. JW blue on heat for only $18

Havn't been to that one, but went along to a tasting at World of Whisky a few months back, was ok, tasted 6, and got to know a bit of background etc. Lasted around 2 hours or so then got 15% off store purchases which was nice.

Sooo looking forward to visiting Baxter inn...

Bit hard since I live on the Central Coast now- still, work in North Ryde so will have to make a trip in after one day.
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Havn't been to that one, but went along to a tasting at World of Whisky a few months back, was ok, tasted 6, and got to know a bit of background etc. Lasted around 2 hours or so then got 15% off store purchases which was nice.

Sooo looking forward to visiting Baxter inn...

Bit hard since I live on the Central Coast now- still, work in North Ryde so will have to make a trip in after one day.

I'll check out WoW then, because the one at RAC sold out already

I used to work in North Ryde...it felt like it was so hard to get into the city for after work drinks, so we never did. Would always go to Ribs n Rumps or the Ranch. Love being in the Quay now, easy walk to many places.
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What y'all think of Ardbeg 10yo? Drank a few tonight, tastes like a much much cheaper version of Laphroaif 15yo!
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news...ectid=10808066

"Thieves have stolen thousands of dollars of rare whisky. Photo / Thinkstock
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Thieves have stolen thousands of dollars of rare whisky, potentially lethal for inexperienced drinkers, police say.

The historic Dunedin Railway Station was broken into last Wednesday night and a "considerable amount" of whisky taken, Detective Constable Hayden Smale said.

The haul included 10 cases each containing a dozen labelled bottles of single malt whisky, worth an estimated $17,500, as well as six 20-litre plastic containers of aged whisky, worth $10,000.

"We have some concern because some of this is 60 per cent proof ... If that is consumed by a kid, or someone not used to drinking, than there is obviously some concern for the medical ramifications," Mr Smale said."

Is that not some really shoddy reporting in that last sentence? I always thought you talked in proof OR percetage...and 60 proof is only 30%, no? There no such thing as saying a whiskey is "60 per cent proof", is there? (also noting the 'per cent', not percent lol)
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Currently sipping a laphroaig 10yo for the first time in ages and wow, I feel like I should be standing 'round a roaring open fire in the outdoors somewhere.

Trying to find something worthy of eating with this but can only find cheese. Any recommendations? Wish I had some rare biltong with me right now.
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Also of note; I poured myself a talisker 10yo the other night but after not drinking whiskey of that calibre for a long time the peatiness really took me off guard. I think I'll work back up to that one.
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Also of note; I poured myself a talisker 10yo the other night but after not drinking whiskey of that calibre for a long time the peatiness really took me off guard. I think I'll work back up to that one.

This is my current favourite: strong peatiness with hints of caramelly-butterscotch too but it doesn't finish sweet like the Highland Park. Love it.
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So no one has any suggestions of food to match with the laphroaig?

In that case I might just get some danish blue/roquefort and settle in for an evening this weekend.
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Salty + savoury is normally the go with peaty scotch. Think pretzels, nuts etc.

Salted almonds + lophroaig 10yr = the business.
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got given a bottle of this last night

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Nice one. I've got a bottle of Blackadder at home that Graham had as WOTM a while ago. It's pretty damn tasty.

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anyone going along to the whisky show this weekend?
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Where is it? Got deets?

I just got through a bottle of Glen Moray which was really quite good. I generally have a nip before heading to bed or after dinner and have it neat. It's a very smooth and syrupy scotch. $35 as well. Not too bad.
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Talisker 10yo
Macallan Fine Oak Whisky Makers Selection
Lagavulin 12yo 2010 Release

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photo from bladerunner whisky night last Saturday



ignore the tequila and the beer, there were some damn fine whiskies drunk, from damn fine original bladerunner whisky glasses
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^ Love those glasses, have been meaning to get some for ages.

Having recently spent a few days in Islay touring the distilleries and drinking my weight whisky, I've come to appreciate drinking it even more. Watching the small teams that are involved in the production process and how much they live and breath whisky is phenomenal. Despite many being owned by huge brands (Diageo, Beam, Suntory etc) and huge volumes each year, it still remains a tight-knit community.

The collection of the couple who's house my girlfriend and I stayed at was just mouth-watering - mainly because of all the limited editions that never made it off the island and are reserved for friends and family, or were produced in collaboration by all the distilleries donating spirit and the proceeds going to local charity.

I can't recommend a trip there highly enough for any whisky enthusiast, and even for those that aren't.
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Lagavulin 12yo 2010 Release

I popped by a pub on the way home last night with a workmate and bought a glass for each of us to celebrate his birthday. It's a real nice drop. We'd just come in from the cold so the smokiness really was a nice touch.
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photo from bladerunner whisky night last Saturday

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ignore the tequila and the beer, there were some damn fine whiskies drunk, from damn fine original bladerunner whisky glasses

Smith's Angaston cask strength

Drank two bottles of the 10yo release, but I think I missed the 11yo release completely. I wonder when the 12yo will be out?
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