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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking in Australia? - Winter 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by bjbronwyn View Post
    Yeah I had another run in with Dans about that! Most stores still have the 101, but are advertising the 81 with no stock until all 101 is sold! At best its misleading and at worst its false advertising! They want people to do more online shopping, but you think youre buying 81 and 101 comes to your door! Not a bad thing I suppose but, you want what you order!
    Very interesting.
    Yep your right about the online push, while buying the dozen WTs at my local i asked about the elmer t lee and if they could bring it in from another store for me "nah mate just order online" no worries...unfortunately these guys have a stranglehold on the trade, even my bar owner mates find it cheaper to buy from then than suppliers.

    Having a sweet tooth moment so knocked together a new creation of mine, I call it "Smokey The Bears Balls"
    In a large lowball glass or old fashioned glass place two rounded ice cubes (i have XL ice trays and roughly shape the cubes with a couple whacks in the mortar and pestle
    To this add 1oz barenjager honey liqour, 0.5 oz bernheim wheat whiskey and 0.5 oz laprhoaig quater cask, ten year would work also but i would add a splash more due to the lower proof, or use any other super smokey scotch like talisker10, stir in glass to combine well.
    I initially just combined the barenjager and laprhoaig but found the contrast between the two was too great, i settled on the bernheim as i wanted to add another layer of depth to transition the flavours but i didnt want to confuse the palate with rye, OWA or makers 46 would be worth a try, or even a sherry cask finished scotch like a tobermory could be pretty interesting, anyway it turned out pretty good, big smack of honey, bit of oak mid palate and a clean smokey finish.

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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking in Australia? - Winter 2013

    Smokey the Bears Balls. Now that has a nice ring to it.
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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking in Australia? - Winter 2013

    Wouldn't mention it to Smokey though.
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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking in Australia? - Winter 2013

    Mixed it up a bit yesterday afternoon while sitting on the back deck with friends.... Makers 46, Crown Royal and Hudson Baby Bourbon. Also, my local Dan's is out of Makers 46 and doesn't expect more anytime soon. I'd say the market push just before Fathers Day was a success!

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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking in Australia? - Winter 2013

    A couple pours of babysaz.

    Interesting to note that the Wild Turkey Australia website lists its rye, with a photo showing the new label, as 90 proof? No closeup of the label.
    Dans definitely list it is 40.5abv. I don't think there is such a thing as a rye 90, WT website must be a typo?

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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking in Australia? - Winter 2013

    One would think so unless WT made another mistake.
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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking in Australia? - Winter 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    One would think so unless WT made another mistake.
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    What bourbon are you drinking in Australia? - Winter 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by onemorepour View Post
    A couple pours of babysaz.

    Interesting to note that the Wild Turkey Australia website lists its rye, with a photo showing the new label, as 90 proof? No closeup of the label.
    Dans definitely list it is 40.5abv. I don't think there is such a thing as a rye 90, WT website must be a typo?
    I think Wild Turkey just really likes telling lies.
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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking in Australia? - Winter 2013

    Nah. Maybe, it's 90...but, I doubt it. More like sloppy work by some sloppy copywriter.
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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking in Australia? - Winter 2013

    Evan Williams Black mixed.

 

 

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