Tag Archives: Australia

What the heck is “moonshine”? A look at Melbourne Moonshine, Crazy Uncle Moonshine and Bearded Lady Charred Moonshine

“Moonshine” is now a fashionable word. You may know it as hooch, bootleg, firewater, rotgut or white lightning, or as just plain old moonshine. Some dictionaries will tell you that “moonshine” is illegally made alcohol while others will explain that it … Continue reading

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Hellyers Road Tasmanian Whisky Cream Liqueur

Type: Whisky based cream liqueur  Origin: Tasmania, Australia  ABV: 17%

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The St Agnes XO brandy trio – 15, 20 and 40 year olds

Since a single cask expression of Sullivan’s Cove French Oak won the world’s best single malt in the 2014 World Whiskies Awards, Australian whisky has taken the world by storm and demand for many Australian malts now outstrips supply. This … Continue reading

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St Agnes XO Grand Reserve 40 Year Old

Malt Mileage Rating: ★★★★★ Type: Brandy Origin: South Australia, Australia ABV: 43%

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Hellyers Road Pinot Noir Finish

Malt Mileage Rating: ★★★★★ Type: Single malt Origin: Tasmania, Australia ABV: 46.2% Price: Aus$86.90

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Nub 464 Cameroon Torpedo Cigar (Nicaragua)

  Name: Nub 464 Cameroon Torpedo Cigar Rating:  ★★★★ Origin: Nicaragua   Cigar info: The Nub 464 Cameroon Torpedo Cigar is handmade using a Nicaraguan binder and filler, and, a wrapper from Cameroon.  The tobacco that is grown in Cameroon, … Continue reading

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The Ugly Side of Australian Whisky

When a single cask expression of Sullivan’s Cove French Oak (barrel no. HH0525) won the award for world’s best single malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2014 it was a wonderful time for Australian whisky. The atmosphere was electric, charged … Continue reading

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