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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Back For A...
Connemara Turf Mor
Small Batch Collection 700ml 58.2%
Short While Only
This is the second edition from Connemara's Small Batch, "limited release" (20,000 bottles!!) series. Big, peaty Connemara, 50ppm and as one punter describes it, "a real rollercoaster...". Round , fruit and definitely not Islay! The alcohol adds attack but there's plenty of grassy malt/herbal malt & citrus fruit flavours, Finishes dry and smoky.
Members Price: $150
Rare Private Bottling..
GM MacPhails 1951
39yo 700ml 40%
RARE Now they won’t tell where this old sherry monster comes from, but the dram has plenty of old sherry notes along with a distinct waxiness and leafiness.
But I'll leave it to a well known retailer who has actually tried it, "The palate is surprisingly delicate with a beautiful balance. There are notes of soft peat smoke and toasty oak, a touch of nectarine and plum with winter spice and sultanas. The finish is of medium-length with chewy sultanas and smoke."
One bottle only.
Members Price: $710
Full Retail: $780
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Whisky Of The Week
Cadenhead Strathclyde Grain
1989 24yo Bourbon 700ml 46%
What's All The Fuss About?
Aaah! The joys of a well aged grain whisky. It's not for every one, but once you have tasted their superb complexity...you'll be hooked.
In Cadenhead's words, "Oily; maize, lots of buttery notes. A touch salty with a hint of white chocolate. Finish Lingering oily notes; olives and a growing saltiness and pears."
Only 504 bottles produced..
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...
The new kid on the block and the one that replaces a very old favorite of ours, the Laph 15. Has been described as both soft, sweet & spicy as well as strong and gutsy. But once you get your nose into it, there's that unmistakable smell of Laphroaig peat along with some creamy toffee. It’s oak sweet to taste, with hints of the sea and floral notes, but its smoothness really does show through.
And best of all, it's now at 48%!
Members Price: $210
Read All About It!
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014
The most comprehensive whisky guide ever written, now further expanded with 1,350 new entries. The world’s best selling guide to all types of whisky including Scotch single malt, blends, vatted malts, single grains, Irish, bourbon, rye, Japanese, Canadian, Australian, European and many others.
And always a dram good read!
Members Price: $25.00
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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