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Old 8th May 2017, 1:23 PM   #3241
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Ah-So corkscrews allow for removal of stubborn and disintegrated corks.

Handy investment for $10

http://shop.davidjones.com.au/djs/en...h-so-corkscrew
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Old 8th May 2017, 6:13 PM   #3242
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New to whisky, long time alcoholic. Recently picked up a bottle of Johnny Walker Double Black. First blend I've enjoyed under $100. Nice smokey flavour.

Any suggestions for something similar worth trying in the 'two kids and a mortgage' price range?
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Old 8th May 2017, 6:37 PM   #3243
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New to whisky, long time alcoholic. Recently picked up a bottle of Johnny Walker Double Black. First blend I've enjoyed under $100. Nice smokey flavour.

Any suggestions for something similar worth trying in the 'two kids and a mortgage' price range?
If you want something mild with a bit a smokey flavour, Talisker 10 often pops up on special for around $70. One of my favourites.
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Old 9th May 2017, 10:40 PM   #3244
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If you want something mild with a bit a smokey flavour, Talisker 10 often pops up on special for around $70. One of my favourites.
Talisker 10 is an excellent choice.
You might also consider Highland Park 12 yr old.
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Old 10th May 2017, 3:16 PM   #3245
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Oakbarrel in Sydney knocking it out the park this month, two top shelf tastings that i'm looking forward to

http://www.oakbarrel.com.au/News/sig...with-laura-hay

http://www.oakbarrel.com.au/News/sil...ears-and-older

The week of the 22nd looks to a sloshed affair completely
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Old 11th May 2017, 4:32 PM   #3246
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For all you fancy mainlanders with your awesome mainland shops (ALDI)
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/306273
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Old 12th May 2017, 12:03 PM   #3247
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For all you fancy mainlanders with your awesome mainland shops (ALDI)
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/306273
Here in SA we have not quite so awesome ALDI as they don't sell any alcohol here...
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Old 16th May 2017, 7:28 PM   #3248
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Mate gave me a bottle of Aberlour 12 for doing some work on his home network/computers.

I tried to refuse as I like to tinker with stuff for fun anyway (if only there was a web site/forums for people like me.....) but after a suitably polite amount of time I gave in.

It was easier to accept as he is a bourbon fan and it had been on his shelf for a couple of years anyway
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Old 17th May 2017, 5:36 PM   #3249
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Just got email from first choice with 20% off single malts:
https://www.firstchoiceliquor.com.au...tedSingleMalts
Talisker, Argbeg 10, Laphroaig 10, Jura etc for reasonable prices.

No bonus flybuys points for first choice purchases current though, so will probably wait until DM price matches then use CR + 5% gift cards for further savings...
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Old 23rd May 2017, 8:37 PM   #3250
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went to nz a few weeks back and brought back two bottles of this

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/produc...t-whisky-350ml

didnt mind it and cheap
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Old 23rd May 2017, 8:48 PM   #3251
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Ah-So corkscrews allow for removal of stubborn and disintegrated corks.

Handy investment for $10

http://shop.davidjones.com.au/djs/en...h-so-corkscrew
Ah yes the "prongs" corkscrew rather than the regular one. Also great for snapped corks. Used to be a life saver back in the days when I was a sommelier. If you don't have one, another (less successful way) is to sharpen a regular corkscrew point so it really pointy and it goes through all the way easier, and very gently remove the cork. But yeh get one for $10.
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Old 23rd May 2017, 10:29 PM   #3252
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went to nz a few weeks back and brought back two bottles of this

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/produc...t-whisky-350ml

didnt mind it and cheap
How much was this in NZ? Is that price in NZ$ or AU$? Did you buy it in Dunedin? Do you know the name of the store you bought it from?
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Old 24th May 2017, 2:11 PM   #3253
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How much was this in NZ? Is that price in NZ$ or AU$? Did you buy it in Dunedin? Do you know the name of the store you bought it from?
the link is aud you can buy it in aus
bought from some random bottle shop and took it as checked in baggage
duty free isnt worth it these days unless buying budget drinks for the 1l v 750ml deals
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Old 24th May 2017, 7:12 PM   #3254
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the link is aud you can buy it in aus
Can confirm, I noticed it on the shelf at my local Dan's this evening for $129.99.
But I ended up buying another Lagavulin 16 for $114.

The South Island is on my list to try at some stage though.
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Old 24th May 2017, 10:50 PM   #3255
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the link is aud you can buy it in aus
bought from some random bottle shop and took it as checked in baggage
duty free isnt worth it these days unless buying budget drinks for the 1l v 750ml deals
Ah, I thought maybe you bought it cheaper in NZ. We'll be going there so thought it might be worth checking it out.
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