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When Corowa Whisky Came To The Oak Barrel
When Corowa Whisky Came To The Oak Barrel
17th Apr 2019
- Scott Fitzsimons -

Australia is currently enjoying a modern whisky boom. The country has quite a long history with whisky, but when we talk about domestic whisky today we largely reference distilleries established...

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Berry Brothers & Rudd Blue Hanger: A World Exclusive Tasting
Berry Brothers & Rudd Blue Hanger: A World Exclusive Tasting
12th Apr 2019
- Scott Fitzsimons -

We had the great pleasure this March to host a very special tastings of some very special whiskies – a vertical of Berry Brothers & Rudd’s Blue Hanger series. As a family owned independent...

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Whiskies To Raise A Glass To Ireland
Whiskies To Raise A Glass To Ireland
9th Mar 2019
- Scott Fitzsimons -

Uisce beatha, le do thoil! It is the most exciting time in Irish whiskey for about 100 years. The resurgence is upon us, not just through new distilleries popping up, but with exi...

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Rare Cognacs From Hine At Better Than Europe Prices
Rare Cognacs From Hine At Better Than Europe Prices
7th Mar 2019
- Scott Fitzsimons -

It’s always exciting news when we’ve managed to get our hands on a couple of rare bottles from one of our favourite cognac houses, but it’s even more exciting when we’re able to offer them at gre...

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Rums Considered Too Intense To Drink
Rums Considered Too Intense To Drink
20th Feb 2019
- Scott Fitzsimons -

A rabbit hole of Jamaican rum, not for the faint of taste bud. A new arrival for The Oak Barrel, the National Rums Of Jamaica series has been developed to highlight traditional Jamaican rum styl...

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Transcontinental Rums: Well Travelled Spirits
Transcontinental Rums: Well Travelled Spirits
14th Feb 2019
- Scott Fitzsimons -

Over the next few weeks we’ll be receiving some excellent – and rare- new rums from around the world and we’re kicking off with four special releases from the Transcontinental Rum Line series.The Tran...

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Savannah Series: Springbank, Octomore, Clynelish & More
Savannah Series: Springbank, Octomore, Clynelish & More
16th Jan 2019
- Scott Fitzsimons -

The Oak Barrel's whisky team are excited to kick off 2019’s announcements with a very special set of whiskies: the Savannah series by Antique Lions Of Whisky. The third edition of these remarkabl...

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Whisky Of The Year 2018
Whisky Of The Year 2018
8th Jan 2019
- Scott Fitzsimons -

Each year The Oak Barrel’s whisky expert has the tough job of thinking back across the hundreds of whiskies we’ve opened at tastings and sold over the counter in the previous year. From there our...

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