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I don’t normally buy the really expensive stuff, mostly because hardly any of my friends or family are whiskey drinkers and if I’m going to buy something pricey I want to enjoy it with friends and those close to me. Fortunately my local Dan has a good selection of moderately priced whiskey to choose from. 

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As I said above, my kids mostly buy mine for birthdays, fathers day and Christmas, but when I do buy stuff it's usually only the $50ish stuff for the same reason. If I'm going somewhere and I'm mixing it with coke to make it go further I'll drop as low as $40 and get something like Beam.

 

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I just got an email telling me Motorhead alcohol is available in Australia again. The single malt whiskey 500ml is listed as $189.00. Iron Fist Whiskey 700ml $129.00. Premium Dark Rum 700ml is $129.00. Bastard's Larger 24x330ml bottles is $129.00. Motorhead Shiraz 750ml is $75 and the toast of the town, the Motorhead X Hillrock Estate which is limited to just over 1000 bottles is $495.00

TBF the single malt has been advertised as low as $100 however more often than not it's listed as out of stock at that price. But it still costs a lot to be band loyal with your drinking in this country.

 

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When my mother in law came to visit from Oz back in 2018 I remember walking all over the supermarket while she was looking for this lime cordial shit. Couldn't tell her which aisle to look in because we don't have that here, I'd never heard of it before. And even now although I gather it's something you drink, I still don't even really know what the fuck it actually is.

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Lime cordial makes me thirsty - go figure.  I find the best thirst quencher on a hot day is watered down pulp free orange juice.

13 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

That must mean lime cordial doesn’t count either… Between the three of us we sure are dashing those rumours that metal heads are nothing but party animals aren’t we…

I think we're all getting old.

 

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8 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

To celebrate recovering from Covid, and make sure I at least finish my night with style, a glass of Hibiki Japanese whiskey

Seems 750 ml bottle of that shit goes for $100 here in the states ($145 AUD) what do they get for it down there? Or was it just a gift? Would you say it's that good?

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2 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Seems 750 ml bottle of that shit goes for $100 here in the states ($145 AUD) what do they get for it down there? Or was it just a gift? Would you say it's that good?

It was a gift from some friends for my birthday last month, and it’s good as a gift but if you’re looking to treat yourself with a higher and whiskey there are better options.

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