You’re Invited: Not a Masterclass

Thanks to Mr. Fitzsimons and the rest of the Oak Barrel team for once again hosting our whisky sharing session, this one will be on Friday, 20 October 2017. No theme for the evening, there will just be whiskies I want to try myself.  A little single cask omakase if you will, here’s the line…

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You’re Invited: Coming to Australia

Once again, we will be hosting the upcoming sharing session at the Oak Barrel on Friday, 8 September 2017 with the help of Mr. Fitzsimons and the rest of the team. I can think of no better place to share these Australian whiskies I have been meaning to try with all my fellow Australian whisky…

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First Impression: A Few Drams from the Oak Barrel Whisky Fair 2016

Let’s face it, live-blogging at a whisky show is a bad idea… it’s never going to be quite spotted on, but here’s a few of my picks from the first hour of this year’s Oak Barrel Whisky Fair..   This Dailuaine 22 years old is one of the four bottlings exclusive at the fair, bottled at…

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In case you weren’t there: An evening with Kilchoman 1/2

Prior to the tasting at the Wild Rover, I have only had the Machir Bay, a SMWS bottling and the Port Cask Matured on a handful of occasions. I knew that Kilchoman is a young distillery doing some good stuff. But there are quite a few distilleries on Islay consistently doing some great stuff, and…

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In case you weren’t there: The Oak Barrel Whisky Fair 2015

I think the feature photo sums up the Whisky Fair really well. It was mighty fun with just a healthy dose of craziness. I probably sampled about 20 whiskies and armagnac all-together and mid-way through the second dram I knew it would be futile to keep notes. Still I want to share a few personal…

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