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    G'Day from Aus

    Hello everyone, another Brisbane based bourbon lover here!
    Its great to see an online community dedicated to Bourbon!
    However its also depressing reading about all the Stateside members dusty hunts and rare finds, overall cheap liquor prices compared to Australia etc.

    The knowledge here is unbelievable and i've enjoyed reading through the topics so decided to join.

    Im only 23 but have been enjoying bourbon for 8 years.. I pretty much exhausted tasting the majority of bourbon available here in Australia and branched out into importing my juices about 6 months ago and have come to enjoy some pretty special ones in that time.

    I guess ill be seeing you around!

    Cheers, B

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    Re: G'Day from Aus

    Welcome aboard, we have a pretty good Australian constituency here. One of which is Morgan ( Pieface) who reminds on a regular basis how spoiled us Americans are when it comes to bourbon. Even one of the moderators on this site is Australian. You guys get it in the short end from Fortune Brands (Jim Beam/Markers Mark) on a pretty consistent basis. Tell us what you have had that you like and don't like. Come join us in chat if you can considering the time change. It's the gazebo top of main forum page. Ask as many questions as you like. Have some fun and make some friends.
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    Re: G'Day from Aus

    Welcome from the fatherland.
    The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.
    -- Winston Churchill

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    Re: G'Day from Aus

    Welcome B (is that your name? You don't have any details in your profile)... it's always good to have another Brisbane based member on board! There's a wealth of information here, and great people who love to share it. You may even find there's still some local finds you weren't aware of

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    Re: G'Day from Aus

    And yet another joins the growing bourbon minions from the land of Oz. Welcome aboard B. Glad to have you mate. Cheers! Joe
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

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    Re: G'Day from Aus

    @p.elliott
    My favourites so far have been EWSB 1998, WTRB and Bookers. I also had a Jack Daniels Single Barrel which was particularly good.

    The JDSB promted me to impulse purchase a Silver Select when i saw it on the shelf, which i was extremely dissapointed. The JDSB had a great long lasting fruity finish, whereas my SS bottle lacked any kind of depth and finish that i loved from the SB.. I guess thats why i became so interested. There can be such differences from bottle to bottle.

    My least favoured bottles have been as mentioned before the JDSS also Blantons SB and WT 12yo. I tried the 12yo before my bottle of Rare Breed so was a bit apprehensive in buying the rare breed. My GF happened to gift it to me for Christmas and i was very pleasantly surprised.

    So in my short experience ive had let downs followed by really good bottles and a good drop followed by a disappointing one.

    @camduncan - What local finds could you point me towards? Ive already found a BT and am aware of Crubar and 5th elements crudely high prices. Also purchased a WT Tradition from the airport about 5-6 weeks ago
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    Re: G'Day from Aus

    Below is the current availability in Australia (to the best of my knowledge).... The exceptions to this are what can be found at 'botique' type stores like crubar, Burwood Cellars and www.nicks.com.au I don't include them in my list as they are single store outlets and don't have national coverage. Their range can also vary from month-to-month.

    Buffalo Trace:
    Blantons Reserve
    Buffalo Trace

    Four Roses:
    McKenna
    Bulleit

    Heaven Hill:
    Nelson County
    Kentucky Gold
    Evan Williams
    Evan Williams Single Barrel
    Elijah Craig 12yo
    Virgin Bourbon

    Jim Beam:
    Jim Beam White
    Jim Beam Black
    Beams Choice
    Jim Beam Rye
    Jim Beam Bonded Small Batch with Port added
    Bakers
    Basil Hayden
    Bookers

    Makers Mark:
    Makers Mark

    Wild Turkey:
    Wild Turkey 80 proof
    Wild Turkey 8yo
    Wild Turkey 12yo
    Wild Turkey Rare Breed
    Honey Liquor
    Wild Turkey Tradition

    Woodford Reserve:
    Woodford Reserve

    Other:
    Slate
    Cougar
    Cougar XS
    Last edited by camduncan; 08-05-2010 at 22:36.

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    Re: G'Day from Aus

    You don't Like Wt 101 12 year old? Ship me every one you can find
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    Thumbs up Re: G'Day from Aus

    Welcome to StraightBourbon.com!

    Tim
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    Re: G'Day from Aus

    Welcome aboard, B; from another Brisbane member.
    Not sure if you're aware but Jimmy and Eddie Russell from WT are in Brisbane on August 19th at the casino. 3 course dinner and taste the WT range $89 details at wildturkeybourbon.com.au
    There's a few of us attending from here, should be a good night.

    Between the Brisbane members, we have some great bourbon, we should get together for a tasting....what area are you in?
    Cheers

    Scott
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Frank Sinatra

 

 

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