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The Whisky Ledger  Drinker of whisky & other things Sydney, Australia jonathan@whiskyledger.com Twitter: @whiskyledger

Throwback to this amazing, tropical single cask Glen Mhor from the legends at Cadenhead. 1982 - 2016 with a measly 120-odd bottles. A total treat.
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On a recent trip to Scotland I stayed at the Highlander Inn and couldn't help but park myself at the bar each night. Some real gems tucked away on the shelves, like this 1970s White Horse Glen Elgin 12 year old.

A perfect sunset off Bowmore this evening - this phone photo was literally taken 10 minutes ago off the edge of the pier. Love this town (and this distillery) very much.
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A few shots from one of the more unique whisky events I've been to! Apart from serving up some killer cocktails, @ps40bar are best known for their unique sodas that they create in-house (their lab/bottling line is in the bar!) For this event they teamed up with @glenfiddichwhisky to create three bespoke sodas to be mixed as Glenfiddich highballs. We tasted all three and the results are pretty epic.They've all been bottled and will be served at bars throughout the country from September, so jump on Facebook to find locations. The Glenfiddich Winter Storm also made its debut in Sydney, as did the icewine from the casks used to finish this 21 year old. And to top it off, we had the chance to try our hand at making our own soda/ highball experiment! Can confirm that mine was dreadful and I'm happy to leave it to the pros. Cheers.
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Road-testing my new @denverandliely Bourbon Glass with something pretty bold and punchy from Heaven Hill. The wider mouth of this glass seems to tone down this 124 proof beast, which is a great thing in my opinion. More of the sweet caramel and fruit from the Cognac finish come through on the nose, which can only be a good thing. Next step - putting it through its paces properly with the rest of the bottles in the background.
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I had heard through the grapevine that @nolasydney had a solid American Whiskey selection, but wanted to check it out for myself. They're not kidding! 500 bottles of American Whiskey with new, interesting stock arriving constantly (no joke - a dozen new bottles landed whilst I was sitting at the bar) Ranging from high-end unicorn bottles, to gems that fly under the radar, to the downright quirky (like the Tabasco cask-finished Dickel, which seriously has a vinegary pepper note going on). If you're keen to try out some American Whiskey, you're not going to find a better selection in Sydney - with genuinely warm, super knowledgeable hospitality to boot! I'll be back, but next time I'll definitely be trying some of the New Orleans inspired creations coming out of the kitchen too. Menu looks 👌🏼
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Tasting a 1970s bottle of Glen Garioch 8 year old; from the Morrison (of Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd) era when they still floor malted a peated style of whisky and distilled it in what I presume were direct coal-fired stills. Even at 8 years old this had loads of character - quite a dirty, oily diesel fruitiness with a distinct lick of peat, a dram at complete odds with modern Glen Garioch. If you ever get a chance to try a Glen Garioch from this era, even the 8 year old, jump at it! It's fascinating stuff.





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My Saturday sunset sipping combo. A fresh (but malty) wet hop Indian red ale from @frenchiesbb, pulled back nicely by the lemony soot of the classic Kilkerran 12 year old.

Every time I come back to the Kilkerran 12yr I'm flawed by how good this stuff is and what an absolute bargain it is. A glass full of character for pocket change (well, maybe not pocket change, but you know). One of the best value whiskies you'll ever lay your paws on.





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At the Australian launch of the @theglenlivet Code tonight - trying to crack the code through a fun little sensory journey. Check my Instagram story for more.





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Happy Bastille Day to all my French friends! I don't have any French whisky in the house, so I'm dipping into this juicy 33yr old Armagnac from Darroze instead. A stunning well-aged example.





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It might be summer for those of you in the northern hemisphere, but we're in the thick of winter here in Sydney. That calls for a warming winter combo. A cask strength sherry bomb + a phat porter nails the brief.

The 2001 (spring 2017) @glenfarclasdistillery Family Cask pulls off incredible balance and fruity maturity, pairing nicely with @younghenrys Hoppy Porter. How good is that can design too!





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A late 1970s Tomatin from the legends at @wmcadenheads. Best described as an evolutionary dram; one that kept changing in the glass over the course of an hour. Magical stuff.





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