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Morning everyone! - the guys at Destination Cellars have a fantastic event on! Check it out!

Old Pulteney - The Maritime Malt Whisky Event

Destination Cellars welcomes you to join us for a very special Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky tasting, on Tuesday the 27th of February.

Pulteney distillery is one of the most northerly distilleries on the Scottish mainland. The extreme location and unique stills have resulted in a Single Malt Scotch Whisky that is bursting with the power and subtlety of the sea with a beautifully floral and juicy malt. Crafted by the sea Old Pulteney is the embodiment of history, people and place.

We will journey through the multiple gold medal and award winning Old Pulteney range, including the discontinued 17 and 21 year old expressions, as well as their definitive 12YO, their sublime whisky liqueur, and an independent bottling. Old Pulteney 21 Year Old has been voted 2012 World Whisky of the Year by the prestigious "Jim Murray's Whisky Bible." Scoring a record-equalling 97.5 points out of 100, it is only the third time that a single malt has ever won the prestigious award, and the second Scottish distillery to do so.

Old Pulteney, affectionately known as the ‘Maritime Malt’ uses first fill Bourbon Casks, combined with first and second fill Oloroso Sherry casks. The unique location of the distillery brings hints of the Atlantic ocean to the finished product. Slightly salty, floral and delicate.

Tue. 27 February 2018
$40 pp, 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start - Bookings essential as spaces are limited

Finger food, fine banter and discounted products are available on the night.

Questions to 62313400, or [email protected]

Book here: destinationcellars.cmail20.com/t/i-l-bmhre-ahkutttq-y/
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Tasmanian Whisky Appreciation Society shared Heartwood Malt Whisky's post. ...

In case of world financial disaster and collapse "Drink Whisky" When the pressure is on and things are not looking so bright (ASX looking glum), I run to the bond store. Well......"What have we done"? 1.0 We have decanted "Shade of Night" LD653. See the mock up label prepared by Mr H's cousin KG. Ready in about 6 weeks. 2.0 Mr H has had a sook about the whisky industry in Australia not being sustainable, limited by the availability of high quality timber. We have spent most of our money on barrels recently. We now have 30 yo sherry casks, 50 yo port casks and some exquisite ex sherry and bourbon casks that have contained rum for 4.5 years. We will need approximately 200 barrels over the next 2 to 3 years. We have around 80 odd. Remember 60-70% of the whiskies character comes from the barrel. 3.0 TIB has found another cracker. TIBRD009 Port Cask containing whisky of Redlands origin. It will be called Redlands Release 2 (our imagination has no limits). 49.6 %. 209 bottles. Our price is coming down. $175.00. Ready in about 3 weeks ish Redland Release 3 (at least our creativity is consistent) TIBRD002 will be available soonish also. Another muscat cask. 49.2%. $170.00 Ready in 6 weeks ish All Good

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The Australian Women in Distilling Association is having their first function. Come along, enjoy a G&T, chat to some like minded people and hear what AWDA is all about.

RSVP email is [email protected]
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Sometimes Mr H can be a bit of a numpty. What is glaringly obvious to others is not necessarily obvious to him. (Thank you TK) TIB has released TIBRD001 and TIB??004. They have sold out. (Thank you for your support by the way). Reviews have scored around 88 and 89 respectively (except for Jules). All we could ask for (except for Jules). The Red Tiger will denote a single cask single malt, a Royal Blue Tiger will denote a blend of casks from one distillery (still a single malt), a Green Tiger will be a blend of different distilleries called TIB Vatted Malt Blend 1, 2, 3 etc and the Yellow Tiger will be all the $%#@ leftover blended to make something absolutely fantastic. ( we still have an Oat whisky to label) Each label has a barrel number and a cask type listed. That's ok for the collector and the serious whisky connoisseur (positive connotation) or knob (negative connotation like Mr H). However, as an example, 3 separate releases of a single cask single malt for Redlands Distillery, at a distance of 2 to 3 metre across a bar will look the same, even though the contents will be completely different due to the cask type and barrel number. I once had a guy sit beside me about a mm away (being a farmer's son from the NW coast I felt rather uncomfortable and claustrophobic), he said "it wasn't about the whisky it's about the marketing". I haven't spoken to him since. (It's actually about the experience) However, he has a point. It probably doesn't apply to Heartwood due to the limited stock produced, however, as we become more commercial with TIB, the Heartwood strategy will not fully apply. TIB may, sometime in the future, release 1000 bottles a month. Our aims will be to produce whisky that is of a consistent quality and we are working to bring the price down. (sherry cask will always be more expensive) Sorry I wandered. How do we differentiate completely different TIB Single Cask Single Malts originating from the one distillery for the normal punter when perusing across a bar? Currently working on it. Thank you TK for your thoughts. Also we will put a little more information on the label "Selected and matured in Tasmania by TIB" All good

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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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