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  1. #1
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    New from Australia

    Hi all, my name is Dan. I have actually been a member for a month or two, but thought its about time to introduce myself. I am 39 and reside in Adelaide SA.

    Ive been a JD and WT collector for about 7 years, and have recently started to branch out and purchase and taste the small variety of bourbon and rye we have here. My favourites at the moment are Ritt.BIB and the baby Saz, and as far as bourbon I really like FC103 and BT as I find it uncomplicated and gutzy. Also I love my JD, WT 101 and WTRye.

    I know Im going to enjoy my time here, I feel I have already learnt alot by being here, but I look forward to extending my knowlege, and the hand of friendship to you all.
    Cheers

  2. #2
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    Re: New from Australia

    welcome to the board. I won't pretend to know what kind of options you have over there on the other side of the globe, but there are a few here who do.

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    Re: New from Australia

    Welcome Dan, it's always great to have another Aussie on the board
    You'll find a few other Aussies on here.... I'm not sure if there are many members from Adelaide, but there a few of us in Brisbane, Perth (and Sydney) I think.
    As for bourbons, you'll find Australia is getting better and better for variety. We now have representations from all of the major bourbon distilleries and of course Jack Daniels. (Did you know Jeff Arnett, Master Distiller of Jack Daniels was in Australia a few weeks ago?)
    Based on your preferences for bourbon, have you tried Jim Beams Bookers or the new Devils Cut? They 'might' be something you'll enjoy?
    Anyway, enjoy your time here.. I'm sure you'll find the site a wealth of information.

  4. #4
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    Re: New from Australia

    Does Australia get Old Forester, or any version Weller? I'm suggesting those, as I see you enjoy many of my other favorites. I have Ritt BIB, and Saz in the front of my cabinet

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    Re: New from Australia

    Welcome to the board! Nice to see you're from Adelaide. Used to spend a lot of time there when I was in the wine business. Is Nu Thai still there? One of my favorite Thai restaurants ever. Loved shopping at Trim's for harvest gear.

    FYI, I'm actively looking for a import partner in Australia. Am hopeful we'll have product in country this year.
    Mat Garretson
    HIGH WEST DISTILLERY

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    Re: New from Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulO View Post
    Does Australia get Old Forester, or any version Weller?
    Sadly not Paul. We get Woodford Reserve (closest thing to Old Forester) and several BT products, but no Weller. I think the closest we have to a wheated product would be Makers

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    Re: New from Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    FYI, I'm actively looking for a import partner in Australia. Am hopeful we'll have product in country this year.
    That's exciting news Matt.

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    Re: New from Australia

    Welcome, Dan. You're in good company here and you'll find a number of Aussies in the ranks.

    Hope you'll enjoy your time here.

    Cheers!

  9. #9
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    Re: New from Australia

    Welcome aboard,

    There are many aussies lurking around these parts.

  10. #10
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    Re: New from Australia

    Yes - Melbourne here too.

 

 

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