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Another distillery on Islay? ...

FULL INTERVIEW: Jim McEwan reveals plans for Islay’s ninth distllery, including the island's first worm tubs, Ardnahoe's signature style plus the (eventual) release of a single malt called the Ardnahoe Whisper.

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Wow... just wow... tonight was a sublime journey through some of the best distillers in Tasmania - from north to the south.

It has been a while between TWAS nights, and tonight was a reunion of friends - some new, some old.

I'd like to thank all the producers and the TWAS memebrs that came along and made the night a fantastic event... I came away from the event amazed at how much fun and love there is - the Tassie whisky scene, from distiller to drinker, is in a word "family" 😀
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Wow... just wow... tonight was a sublime journey through some of the best distillers in Tasmania - from north to the south. It has been a while between TWAS nights, and tonight was a reunion of friends - some new, some old. I'd like to thank all the producers and the TWAS memebrs that came along and made the night a fantastic event... I came away from the event amazed at how much fun and love there is - the Tassie whisky scene, from distiller to drinker, is in a word "family" 😀

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Tasmanian Whisky Appreciation Society shared Narryna's event. ...

Christmas Craft Spirit Market

December 9, 2017, 12:00pm - December 9, 2017, 6:00pm

Calling all gin and whisky lovers! It’s time for the annual Christmas Craft Spirit Market at Narryna. Explore the Georgian merchant’s house dressed for Christmas and peruse the finest of Tasmanian distilled products from 17 craft distilleries. Come and meet the makers and select that special tipple to share on Christmas day. Featuring products from the following craft distilleries, Belgrove Distillery, Charles Oates Distilling, Deadman's Point Spirits, Devil's Distillery, Fire Drum Vodka, Forty Spotted Rare Tasmanian Gin, Hartshorn Distillery, Hellfire Bluff Distillery, Hobart No.4 Gin, Killara Distillery, Knocklofty, McHenry Distillery, Nonesuch Distillery, Poltergeist Gin, Redlands Distillery -at Dysart House, The Retiring Gin, Southern Wild Distillery, Spring Bay Distillery, The Splendid Gin, SÜD POLAIRE and Sullivans Cove Whisky. Cost of entry is $5 per person and includes entry into both the market and the museum.

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Not whisky, but this will be fantastic! Get along! ...

Hobart! Are you ready for an amazing day of Tasmanian gin? 18 distilleries, Willie Smith's Organic Cider, Charles Oates Distilling, MOO BREW, Fever-Tree, TacoTaco and Lady Hester will all be in attendance at Macquarie Point Development Corporation Red Square Hobart & The Goods Shed in the gin inspired garden created by Jardine Botanic Floral Styling and Primula Floral Styling. Gin-uary is an 18+ event. Website is here and early bird tickets have now sold out. Tickets on sale Friday the 24th of November at www.ginuaryhobart.com.au let the fun times beGIN!!

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Oh yes!!! ...

TIB : Redlands origin spirit into a muscat cask. 48.4% All good

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So - not a whisky review, but Gin... I'm still a relative newbie when it comes to Gin... but my education continues thanks to some great friends out there... so, on with the review:

Adams Turbo Gin - A Review:

Mr Duckett kindly donated a bottle of the Turbo Gin for my ongoing Gin education, and what an education - this Gin is superb!

I'm trying it neat first:

Nose: Lovely sharp note - hint of pine zestiness, some citrus...
I'm used to gins being lower in alcohol, but the 55% abv is a wonderful change - the alcohol bite is sharp and up front, but mellows very quickly...

Palate: A burst of flavour! - the botanicals shine through - an excellent balance of juniper, citrus and spice... and huge amounts of character, and a touch of peppery warmth...

Finish: The length is medium - drying, with some light lime and a bit of white pepper with a faint hint of lavender at the end...
I expected the alcohol to dominate, but it simply doesn't - it's a perfect balance from start to finish!

Bravo!
Now I need to go find the makings of a G&T and Martini!!
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McHenry Whisky Launch!

Hi Everyone… The official launch of the McHenry Whisky has been announced: When: Wednesday 18th May Where: Brooke St Pier. Time: 6.00PM till 8.00PM Tickets $60 includes canapés, wine, beer and Whisky. 40 tickets only. Silent auction for small number of bottles on the night. RSVP to [email protected] #whisky #tasmania @WMHSDistillery

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WOODFORD RESERVE LAUNCHES LATEST DISTILLERY SERIES EXPRESSION

The Woodford Reserve Distillery in Kentucky, has announced the launch of latest release in its innovative Distillery Series. Woodford Reserve Frosty Four Wood (45.2% ABV) is a unique batching of mature Woodford Reserve bourbon, aged in American Oak and finished in barrels made from maple wood, sherry wood and port wood. Commenting on the new …

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