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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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GlenDronach 15-Year-Old Re-Revival: The Green Machine Is Back
GlenDronach 15-Year-Old Re-Revival: The Green Machine Is Back
6th Dec 2018
- Scott Fitzsimons -

One of the most anticipated whisky releases of the year has landed at The Oak Barrel today – the re-revival of  GlenDronach’s 15-Year-Old expression is back after a three-year break. Gle...

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BenRiach Single Cask Tasting
BenRiach Single Cask Tasting
27th Oct 2018
- Scott Fitzsimons -

We’re excited to confirm that one of our final whisky tastings of the year will be a very special one – a vertical tasting of BenRiach single casks. A tasting of rare BenRiachs like this will...

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Craft Works Whisky Launch With Crafty
Craft Works Whisky Launch With Crafty
26th Oct 2018
- Scott Fitzsimons -

The Oak Barrel is very proud to work with emerging distillers and producers around the country and we’re excited to help launch the whiskies of a new distillery and bottler not only close in location,...

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Diplomatico Rum Masterclass
Diplomatico Rum Masterclass
21st Oct 2018
- Scott Fitzsimons -

Our series of exceptional spirits masterclasses continues this November as we welcome Diplomatico Rum back into our cellar room.With the new single vintage 2004 release about to arrive in the country...

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