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  • Archie Rose Bush Gin

    Archie Rose Bush Gin

    A limited-edition release from Sydney’s Archie Rose distillery, this grounded, herbal gin is inspired by the Australian bush.

    Part one of a two-part series, key botanicals like waxflower, pink peppercorn, wild farmer’s friend and thyme build the eucalypt notes present here.

    Bottled at 40% and just 8,300 bottles released in total.

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    $115.00
    $103.50
  • Yetti And The Kokonut El Doradillo 2018

    Yetti And The Kokonut El Doradillo 2018

    A rarely seen varietal originating from Spain, this wine is skinsy and cloudy tasting like frozen lemonade in 40 degree weather. Refreshing and incredibly moreish. 

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    $32.95
    $29.66
    $26.06
  • Comte De Lamaestre 1967 Bas Armagnac

    Comte De Lamaestre 1967 Bas Armagnac

    An excellent 1967 vintage from Delord’s Comte de Lamaestre label.

    This currently 1967 is a favourite of The Oak Barrel staff, and it provides excellent value for 50-year-old spirit. The world was a very different place when these grapes were harvested and distilled in 1967.

    We’ve long-admired this vintage for retaining its sweet freshness. The nose is almost grassy and the palate has excellent structure. There’s evidence of the age on the finish, with a slight tannin. One to contemplate a long day with.

    Comte de Lamaestre is a label of the Delord house, whose distillery is in the village of Lannepax. Delord’s vineyards grown colombard, ugni blanc and folle blanche grapes and they distil through alembic stills from November through to the end of December. The vintage of an Armagnac is determined by the grape harvest, so if distillation was to spill into the following year by a day or a so it would still take the year of harvest as its vintage.

    Delord has a large and consistent range of vintages and they provide a fantastic window into how Armagnac ages. One of the great joys in life involves a lengthy parallel tasting of Delord vintages.

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    $299.00
    $269.10
  • Imada Fukucho Junmai Ginjo Sake

    Imada Fukucho Junmai Ginjo Sake

    A staff favourite! A crisp sake with tonnes of pineapple flavour and light acidity. A refreshingly clean and fruity sake.

    This sake is made by Imada brewery, located in the famous sake producing region of Akitsu, Hiroshima. Founded in 1868, a prefecture consistently producing high quality sake and placing as one of the top six sake producing regions in Japan. Imada brewery is also one of only a few producers with a female Toji (head brewer) who is also the Kuramoto (owner) -Ms Miho Imada. 

    The Imada Brewery have chosen an unsual, difficult to grow sake rice, Hattanso. This ancient rice variety is difficult to grow because of its larger size and specific techniques required to cultivate premium sake rice.


    Imada Hattanso is a Junmai, meaning no alcohol has been added, as well as Ginjo, meaning it is polished between 51%-60%. This is also Muroka, meaning not charcoal filtered, and is a Genshu meaning natural strength (undiluted).

    An excellent sake from a brewery staying true to local rice and sake making. 

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    $65.00
    $58.50

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