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Gumbootboy
08-03-2010, 02:41
Hey guys. Long time no see. Joined here a long time ago, when I was starting my collection. Newest to which are a nice set of triplets of the new turkey tradition. I'll have to get the photo's out later! Managed to get three still in their shipping box.

But yes in Brisbane for a couple of days getting orientation for my new (first) full time job. So I'm looking for a place or two to check in in brisbane for some nice stuff that might be hard to find elsewhere.

Also if anyone is up-to-date on their flying 'laws' as to how many unopened bottles are allowed in baggage.

Cheers for any help. I'll be excited to find some newbies.

camduncan
08-03-2010, 04:15
Hi Dave,

Welcome to Brisbane! :D

There's not much in the way of specialty shops here (that I know of)....
If you want something that you can't get at BWS, Dan Murphys or First Choice/Vintage Cellars/Liquorland, then try the cellar attached to Crubar in the Valley - www.crubar.com (http://www.crubar.com)

As for flying, I think domestically you can take as much as you can fit (up to the weight limit), but I'd check with your airline.

Gumbootboy
08-03-2010, 04:42
Cheers cam,

I'll definitely try get there. I'm actually 2 mins from there atm. But it closes at 7. Hopefully tomorrow or before I fly on thursday.

Anywhere I could find something not that exotic but still unusual that I might only find in a big town like Brissy? Like four roses or something?

camduncan
08-03-2010, 05:44
I've never seen Four Roses here - only ever on www.nicks.com.au (http://www.nicks.com.au) If you do find it, please let me know where :grin:
If you haven't got some already, you might find some Buffalo Trace though.

Gumbootboy
08-03-2010, 06:07
Ahh Damn. I've got one bottle of Buffalo, still havent cracked it yet. But they actually sell it at my local down south in NSW, I'll have to do a stocktake of what they have for you guys cause they stock some pretty rare stuff IMO.

They actually have Elijah Craig 12YO, although it is for $80 (and I can get it for what $44? at coles) , I was pretty impressed since I though it was exclusive to coles and the like. I've seen Silver Blantons there for $120 which although steep (I think?) I've always wanted to pick up for my collection.

Anyway I'll let you know how my Brissy hunt goes.

Dave

Stones
08-04-2010, 22:04
One place that does have out of the ordinary stuff is 5th Element @ Southbank - although it is mighty expensive.

Gumbootboy
08-05-2010, 20:31
One place that does have out of the ordinary stuff is 5th Element @ Southbank - although it is mighty expensive.

What kind of stuff do they have?

I didn't manage to find anything special, but I only got to a BWS and a Bottle-o.

Will have to check out the others next time. But since I'll be working in Sydney now, I look forward to trying to find some hidden gems in the stores they have up there.

Gumbootboy
08-05-2010, 23:33
Also, as promised, my current stash:
http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=213990&postcount=156

Stones
08-08-2010, 17:00
What kind of stuff do they have?

I didn't manage to find anything special, but I only got to a BWS and a Bottle-o.

Will have to check out the others next time. But since I'll be working in Sydney now, I look forward to trying to find some hidden gems in the stores they have up there.

They have a good assortment, last time i was there they had a VW23yo, some Rittenhouse 21 and a few others that are hard to come by.

HighTower
08-10-2010, 06:10
Hey Dave,
I was in Sydney last week and didn't get online much....missed your posts. Let me know next time you're up here and we will get together for a drink.
If you don't still have my number, send me a PM.

Cheers

Scott

P.S. Nice pics!!
P.P.S. Check out www.wildturkeybourbon.com.au
Jimmy and Eddie Russell are coming to town...Tuesday 17th August somewhere in Bankstown for you down there.

Pieface
08-10-2010, 20:44
Howdy there :)

Nice collection Gumboot! Drink well.

Regards,
The local sandgroper

spy247
08-25-2010, 21:29
Nice collection Mate. I spy some Rock Hill Farms, very tasty indeed !

Gumbootboy
08-27-2010, 06:25
Yeah, I haven't opened that one, too hard to find! My folks got it from US when they visited.

I checked out Cru Bar when I wen up to Brissy for the day again, actually it was more like 12-16 hours than a full day. Just bought some Wilt Turkey Rye, which wasn't too badly priced. Was tempted to get some of their other stuff but it was a bit on the steep side, the stuff from the new york distillery seemed interesting and not tooo expensive. (http://tuthilltown.com/category/products)

Also found a Jim Beam Choice somewhere else, which I also haven't seen down south for a while. So I picked that up too.

Gumbootboy
08-27-2010, 06:34
Also, my cousin has been looking at http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Wild-Turkey-Russells-Reserve-750ml-Rare-50-5-/140441649122?pt=AU_BarwareCollectables,

I told him I might be able to find someone with plenty to spare, willing to part with it for less..

HighTower
08-27-2010, 18:24
Also, my cousin has been looking at http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Wild-Turkey-Russells-Reserve-750ml-Rare-50-5-/140441649122?pt=AU_BarwareCollectables,

I told him I might be able to find someone with plenty to spare, willing to part with it for less..
Dave,

They can still be had here for ~$70, let me know if you need me to pick one up for you.

Scott

B-Zero
09-01-2010, 19:52
Also, my cousin has been looking at http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Wild-Turkey-Russells-Reserve-750ml-Rare-50-5-/140441649122?pt=AU_BarwareCollectables,

I told him I might be able to find someone with plenty to spare, willing to part with it for less..

Man, thats some misleading information there.
My 1st Choice Liquor has about 6 or 7 in stock at $68 each. I obviously bought one last week :P

lonemango
10-13-2010, 19:43
Hey Guys, Just want to let you know we should be recieving a delivery of Four Roses Single Barrel 50% 700ml, next week :grin: Will retail for $105, but happy to give SB memebers a 10% discount. Look forward to hearing from you.

Stones
10-13-2010, 21:21
Hey Guys, Just want to let you know we should be recieving a delivery of Four Roses Single Barrel 50% 700ml, next week :grin: Will retail for $105, but happy to give SB memebers a 10% discount. Look forward to hearing from you.

Where is your shop lonemango?

lonemango
10-14-2010, 09:44
Hi Stones, you can find me at :
Spiros
1/535 Milton Road
Toowong
ph: 38711725
Ask for Neil :grin:

B-Zero
10-14-2010, 18:24
I recently purchased a bottle of Jeffersons and Jeffersons reserve from a store on the Gold Coast.
They also had in stock as far as i remember:
1 more Jeffersons, 1 Stagg, 1 Handy a bottle of Rittenhouse 10 and possibly Seagrams.. Also Wild Turkey Rye. Previously bought a bottle of BT from there.

Im interested in the Four Roses!!

lonemango
10-14-2010, 19:01
HI B-Zero, no problem on the FR, the store in GC is that Ferry Road Cellars?

B-Zero
10-14-2010, 19:26
Indeed it is lonemango. The manager/owner seems very into his bourbons.
Any particular day you are expecting the 4R?

Stones
10-15-2010, 00:43
Hi Stones, you can find me at :
Spiros
1/535 Milton Road
Toowong
ph: 38711725
Ask for Neil :grin:

Sweet! Thanks Neil... :grin:

lonemango
10-15-2010, 20:54
Hi Guys,

Jeff at Ferry Road real passionate guy. I am expecting delivery of Four roses single barrel Thursday/ Friday. I'll post as soon as they are in my hot little hands:icon_pidu:Also waiting on confirmation on the following:

Old Granddad
Four Roses
old Overholt Rye
Pikesville Rye
Virgina Gentleman
Ancient 10 y.o

Keep you posted! (pun not intended):grin:

Stones
10-16-2010, 00:10
Hi Guys,

Jeff at Ferry Road real passionate guy. I am expecting delivery of Four roses single barrel Thursday/ Friday. I'll post as soon as they are in my hot little hands:icon_pidu:Also waiting on confirmation on the following:

Old Granddad
Four Roses
old Overholt Rye
Pikesville Rye
Virgina Gentleman
Ancient 10 y.o

Keep you posted! (pun not intended):grin:

Ooooh fantastic stuff!
I'd def be interested in most of those beauties! :grin:

camduncan
10-16-2010, 01:20
Ooooh fantastic stuff!
I'd def be interested in most of those beauties! :grin:

Me too Tym.... Maybe we should pool buys so we don't double up on stuff (unless we really really want the same bottle)

Neil, are you able to give us an idea of prices?

Gumbootboy
10-16-2010, 02:11
I'd be interested in prices too, think that store should be fairly close to my parents house in Bardon.

camduncan
10-16-2010, 20:00
Stopped by the store this morning - sorry I missed you Neil. You've got a great selection of bourbons not available in most stores.... I'll definately be back if the Four Roses and Virginia Gentleman hit the shelves.

lonemango
10-17-2010, 01:46
Sorry Cam, usually just afternoons in the store, saturday is my all day. should have prices in the next couple of days. see you guys next week :)

Stones
10-17-2010, 02:55
Sounds bloody good Cam! let's form a syndicate... :)

lonemango
10-18-2010, 09:47
Ok have some prices for you guys:

Old Granddad $69.99
Four Roses $61.99
old Overholt Rye $60.99
Pikesville Rye $59.99
Virgina Gentleman $64.99
Ancient 10 y.o $65.99

Let me know what you guys are interested in, make sure they are on the next delivery :grin:

Cheers.

camduncan
10-18-2010, 13:27
Geez, that's a tough call - I'd have to say..... all of the above :skep: :grin:

Stones
10-19-2010, 01:22
Sensational Neil! I' there... :)

lonemango
11-05-2010, 03:34
FOUR ROSES SINGLE BARREL IS IN STORE!!! Guys let me know who wants one and I'll put it away for you.

Four Roses Single Barrel $105 - SB discount (10%) $94.50

Cheers

B-Zero
11-16-2010, 18:49
I received a 1st Choice Liquor magazine in the mail yesterday.
Of very interesting note:
Wild Turkey 12 year old pictured with a burst beside it "NEW!"
$59.95

I have only ever seen this in duty free stores so its good news for us Bourbon Lovers in Aus!

lonemango
12-03-2010, 22:45
Hi Guys, 2bts Woodford Reserve Ltd. Edition Seasoned Oak Finish arrived Friday, be quick before they're gone :grin: