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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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Tasmanian Whisky Appreciation Society shared Hellyers Road Distillery's post. ...

Despite the obvious Scottish lean to this image, the intrepid bunch of whisky aficianados pictured are in fact attending the Australian Distillers Association Annual Conference in Port Arthur, held over the last two days. Shown below is conference guest speaker, Charles Woolley, HRD master distiller, Mark Littler, conference host and esteemed distiller, Bill McHenry, Tasmanian whisky doyen, Bill Lark and local whisky fanatic Frank McGregor.

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... and we are sold out!!!! Wow... that's a record sell out time... ...

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Tasmanian Whisky Appreciation Society shared an event. ...

Japanese Whisky Event in Launceston

November 19, 2017, 2:00pm - November 19, 2017, 4:00pm

Saint John Craft Beer Bar and Destination Cellars invite you to a very special whisky event. Join us while relaxing in the Whisky Den of the St John Bar on a Sunday afternoon sampling some very rare, extinct and unique drams from the Land of the Rising Sun. An event for the whisky lover not to be missed. The line up: Hibiki 17YO - extremely rare these days, one of the world's great blended malts Yamzaki 12YO - one of the most awarded and in-demand whiskies on the planet Ichiro's Malt & Grain - much sought after and difficult to track down, "The Worldwide Whisky" from guru Ichiro Akuto of the Chichibu Distillery Nikka Gold Samurai - Nikka produce some of the greatest bottle designs on the planet, but what is the juice like... Shinshu Mars Iwai - the distillery dedicated to Kiichiro Iwai, Mars is relatively new to the scene but is building a big presence. Sunday November 19th 2pm for a 2.30pm start. Tickets are $50 per person and must be booked in advance. Finger food, great banter and special pricing on bottles for attendees. Questions to Jules 63 330340; julian@saintjohncraftbeer.com.au, or Todd 62 313400; todd@destinationcellars.com.au

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Well done!!! ...

Winners of the Tasmanian Craft Fair Provedores Award for 2017!

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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 contact@mchenrydistillery.com.au #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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