Welcome to The Odd Whisky Coy!
Australia's only specialist on-line whisky retailer. So if you are looking for fine, rare, odd and downright drinkable single malt whiskies plus other amusing dark spirits, then this is the place for you! Direct to your door, my aim is to give the Australian malt drinker the latest and greatest in single malt whiskies and lots, lots more.
And now, you can follow me on the very new fashioned...
And Trade enquiries are most welcome!
So who am I?
My name is Graham Wright: you may remember me from the old Baily & Baily days in Adelaide, where we built up one of the largest retail outlets for single malts in Australia. Well I've moved on. And so did my customers. With a little nudging from them, the team at Oddbins Wine Auctions and my old boss, Martin Baily, I set up the Odd Whisky Coy. So you could say that we are still keeping the "spirit" well and truly alive in Oz.
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from The Big G
But A Welcome Return...
So once again, those innovators at Glenmorangie have pulled it off, using a highly toasted barley malt or to use the brewers terms, a chocolate malt, sourced from around Tain.
The resultant whisky was then matured in a combination of ex bourbon, Oloroso and get this, new oak casks as well!
Members Price: $210
Rare Private Bottling...
Glendullan 1998 16yo Centenary
Single Cask 700ml 62.6%
Once It's Gone...
RARE Big old fashioned malt produced in very small numbers for the distillery’s centenary and was bottled in 1998. Has been described as elegant yet firm & grassy.
Brief notes from Whisky Fun, "Sweeter and more on lemon and grapefruit, extremely clean. Sleek and elegant, pretty much in the Rare Malts style (close to the distillery character and without compromise). 85 points."
Members Price: $270
Full Retail: $330
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Whisky Of The Week
Look Who's Back In Town...
But Only For A Short While!
Ardbeg Day 2014 Release It's all about football but the dram is highly intriguing.
From Caskstrength.com, "More classic Ardbeg fullness, the smoke turning a little more medicinal, with greener notes (fresh orchard fruit) and something a little more savoury - sweet potato perhaps? There is a youthful zestiness at play too but the mouthfeel is superb, with more smoked meat, vanilla and a candied sweetness."
Whisky Of The Month
Blackadder Raw Cask Bowmore
1997 16yo 700ml 57.5%
But Shouldn't Be Ignored...
I like Bowmore but why is it so often overlooked? There's a gentleness, especially with the peat that I find really appealing.
This dram from Mr Blackadder, Robin Tuceck, is full bourbon oak matured and shows all the hallmarks of classic Bowmores: Gentle mouthfilling richness, silky oak and mild be very tasty peat. And the whole packaged is intensified by the bright and lively cask strength spirit.
Members Price: $155
What I'm Drinking
At The Moment..
Massive & Impressive...
Blackadder Raw Cask Glen Keith
1993 20yo 700ml 56.2%
And It's A Triple...
Now I am led to believe that this is final R&K from Springbank. This time those small 60 and 80 lt casks are used with Springbank's tripe distilled whisky, Hazelburn.
In Springbank's words, "Elegant yet complex with a combination of spices, sweeter candy notes, butterscotch, marzipan and sugared almonds. A rich oily texture is derived from its maturation in small casks, giving the impression of a maturity beyond its 10 years."
In A Word...
Springbank 12yo Cask Strength
6th Release 700ml 50.3%
Wow! Release 6 already. This is Springbank's big, bright, sherry & bourbon matured, cask strength belter. Once again lots of intense sherry, a good waft of smoke and bright alcohol even at the lesser 50.3%.
Members Price: $121
Duthies Springbank 11yo
Rum Cask 700ml 46%
Why would a distillery owned, independent bottler, bottle their OB as an indie? And it's a Rum Cask version. Only at Springbank!
In Duthies words, "Hints of peat, smoked fish and seaweed/ sea salt. with some fruitier notes - apricots." Less that 230 bottles.
Pic indicative only.
Members Price: $99
That Crazy American Glass Is Coming Soon!
And the news gets better as it is now the official judging glass of the San Francisco International Spirits Competition
So here we have it, a glass designed for nosing as well tasting...once you get used to it. But that's the fun with these glasses. They deliver all they promise.
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