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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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Bruichladdich Rare Casks: The Last Of Their Kind
Bruichladdich Rare Casks: The Last Of Their Kind
11th Dec 2018
- Scott Fitzsimons -

There’s a great appeal to acquiring a birth year whisky. Drinking something that was distilled the same year you were born and which has matured and grown in the same period of time as you have i...

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Glenfarclas 105 22-Year-Old: 50 Years Of An Icon
Glenfarclas 105 22-Year-Old: 50 Years Of An Icon
10th Dec 2018
- Scott Fitzsimons -

Ever since Australians began to organise their single malt whisky drinking experiences in the ‘70s and ’80 we’ve been known as a continent of cask strength lovers. Glenfarclas’ veritable 105 ha...

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