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

    Quote Originally Posted by camduncan View Post
    Cracked a bottle of Makers 46 (that I picked up in Hawaii in 2012) yesterday in honour of its release on the Aussie market next week. Tasty stuff! Can't wait to see it on the shelves of my local retailer soon
    I tried this in 2010 and found it to be quite palatable compared to the entry model MM, interesting its coming to market here now, i'll have to give it another try even though i'm not the biggest MM fan. Do you have an idea what it might be retailing for Cam?

    It is no secret that I love that elixir of the gods, bourbon.

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

    I need some advice if anyone can help. I was in a random bottle shop on the weekend and I saw a couple of things that I don't know if it worth my while to go back for. There was High West Rendezvous Rye and High West Double Rye. I have read a little on them, but just wanted to get anyone opinions about if they are worth looking at getting, as this would be my first foray into Rye's.

    Also there was a Wild Turkey 8 Year Old with a red top and age statement on the front, which was the only one there, the rest were 101's. It stood out as I dont recall seeing it around much, but then I never really looked before.

    I really appreciate any advice you can give.

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

    If you want a non-Aussie opinion, get all three. The High West are blends of two ryes each. They are probably good entry points for a rye newbie. If you only get one, get the Rendezvous. As for the WT I always grab age stated products if they have dropped to NAS status and I can still find them.
    They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games-Casey Stengel

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Stones View Post
    I tried this in 2010 and found it to be quite palatable compared to the entry model MM, interesting its coming to market here now, i'll have to give it another try even though i'm not the biggest MM fan. Do you have an idea what it might be retailing for Cam?
    My latest information is that it will retail for around $80

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vietish View Post
    I need some advice if anyone can help. I was in a random bottle shop on the weekend and I saw a couple of things that I don't know if it worth my while to go back for. There was High West Rendezvous Rye and High West Double Rye. I have read a little on them, but just wanted to get anyone opinions about if they are worth looking at getting, as this would be my first foray into Rye's.

    Also there was a Wild Turkey 8 Year Old with a red top and age statement on the front, which was the only one there, the rest were 101's. It stood out as I dont recall seeing it around much, but then I never really looked before.

    I really appreciate any advice you can give.
    I agree with the advice given - I'd grab any High West I could get my hands on, but that's because I am a big Rye fan. From memory High West retails over $100 a bottle here, so if you've never tried Rye, it might be cheaper to grab a Jim Beam or Wild Turkey version first to see if it is a flavour you enjoy.

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

    Thanks for all the advice guys, I really appreciate it. I have tried Beam and Turkey Rye and I don't mind it. Also if the memory serves me right, one of the bottles was $89 and the other $99. They had a lot of bottles there, so I dont think they will run out before I get back there. I might just try and grab the two, going off the recommendations above.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vietish View Post
    I need some advice if anyone can help. I was in a random bottle shop on the weekend and I saw a couple of things that I don't know if it worth my while to go back for. There was High West Rendezvous Rye and High West Double Rye. I have read a little on them, but just wanted to get anyone opinions about if they are worth looking at getting, as this would be my first foray into Rye's.

    Also there was a Wild Turkey 8 Year Old with a red top and age statement on the front, which was the only one there, the rest were 101's. It stood out as I dont recall seeing it around much, but then I never really looked before.

    I really appreciate any advice you can give.
    Grab the WT. Should be around $60 - $65.

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

    So I went back to the store and grabbed the Turkey. It was only $50.00 and it was the only one there which really swayed my mind. I just couldn't pull the trigger on the High West. One factor being the weight of two bottles in my bag on the train ride home. They still had 12 bottles left of the High West, so I can get that next time.

    Also, Cam, you were spot on with the price for the 46. $79.90

    I am now going to sit down and crack the bottle of Turkey. Its Friday tomorrow!

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

    Have some Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream on hand..... am thinking it might need sampling over the weekend

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

    So, yet again my girlfriend has shown me why I need to lock her down and marry her. She has just sent me a link to the Makers Mark FB page where they informed us about a visit this weekend. I know where I am going before the Rugby.

    Maker’s Mark Chairman Emeritus Bill Samuels, Jr., is coming to Australia and he’s bringing a revolutionary new bourbon with him! Maker’s 46: a bolder, more complex expression of Maker’s Mark, with a long, lingering bitter-free finish that is nothing short of remarkable.

    Join us in Sydney or Melbourne to meet the Maker and purchase the limited release Maker's 46. Aug 17, 4:30-5:30 PM at Dan Murphy’s Alexandria in Sydney, and Aug 19, 4:30-5:30 at Costco Docklands in Melbourne. Then this limited release product will be available at specialty liquor stores.

 

 

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