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  1. #11
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    Re: Australian retail bourbon range..

    I believe its only sold in Australasia, Jim Murray makes reference to it in his book "classic bourbon......."

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    Re: Australian retail bourbon range..

    Barossa Valley, that location sounds like you are in wine country...correct? I should know as I do drink a fair amount of Aussie wine. How about a Cougar Bourbon tasting report!

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    Re: Australian retail bourbon range..

    Cougar is a brand of Continental Spirits -- which distributes widely in Asia -- which is itself a subsidiary of Foster' Group, the Foster's beer people. That said, I can't find anything about who actually distills it.
    Here's a link:
    Cougar Bourbon

    Another Australian website which sells it -- Nick's -- lists it, however, as a Kentucky product.

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    Re: Australian retail bourbon range..

    It reads like they may add artificial flavoring..."enhanced by charred oak toast flavoring" vs barrel aging flavors. The Black Douglass scotch is a combination of grain and malt blends. Both sound like lower shelf products. But I could be wrong...we need a brave Aussie or two to perform some tastings and report back.

  5. #15
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    Re: Australian retail bourbon range..

    You are right, its all about wine here.
    I work at Penfolds in Nuriootpa an iconic name here down under & Which is probably the largest Premium winery in the southern hemisphere.We bottle about fifty million litres per year.In Boones contribution,Its great to see the passion & pride show through for her company & industry.

    I will try adding tasting notes when I next try the cougar( don't expect too much)
    Its a bit like wine I know what I like but have trouble describing why.
    Even mixed with coke(sic) I can tell what most of my bourbons are in blind tasting, but still have trouble describing why I prefer one to another when drinking straight.

 

 

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