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Father's Day whisky

Posted September 7, 2014 into Food & Drink by John Birmingham

It was a lucky thing this day rolled around. I was getting low. The Highland Park is an old fave, first discovered doing the research for Dopeland. I was in Adelaide, visiting a frock shop of all places. I knew the owners through some friends. They were fond of a smoke. And a drink. They introduced me to the Park at the pub across the road. An unremarkable watering hole in all respects, save for its whisky selection.

The Bulleit, I credit to Murph.

Thomas and I drove across the city to see my dad while the ladies were busy. After that we watched the first ep of Band of Brothers, which I thought a very Father's Day choice. I'll watch the rest of the series with him over the next few weeks/months. I'd forgotten how good it was, both as an adapatation of Ambrose's book, and as a work in its own right.

25 Responses to ‘Father's Day whisky’

Abe Frellman mutters...

Posted September 7, 2014
I scored a beautiful crystal whiskey decanter and matching set of heavy glasses. Now the tough call is what to put into it. I am thinking maybe my favourite bourbon, a potent little number called Booker Noe's.

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Dino not to be confused with swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 7, 2014
Happy Fathers day JB.
Sent my Dad a text.
He is OS.
I need whiskey.
I so need whiskey...

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BigWillieStyle has opinions thus...

Posted September 7, 2014
Da fuck? I got a 3-pack of underpants and some burnt toast in bed.

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insomniac mumbles...

Posted September 7, 2014
I got less than sweet fuck all.
And I have to buy my own underpants.

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Bangar ducks in to say...

Posted September 7, 2014
Birmo if you ever get desperately low I know of a stock you may replenish your stores. Just beat PNB to it.

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sibeen reckons...

Posted September 7, 2014
So you got a Whisky and a Whiskey.

Fucked if I know why I'm so pedantic about these things, I cannot stand either.

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Dino not to be confused with puts forth...

Posted September 7, 2014
Ok Captain,
But I find the Rules of Engangement somewhat limiting.
The Multiverse thing is my best excuse.
I will defer.

John Birmingham swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 8, 2014
The rules are pretty simple. Don't clog the comment field with offensive, defamatory and ultimately pointless and boring bullshit. I just delete it. And the more I delete the more I feel like deleting so people aren't driven away from here. Is that simple enough for you?

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yankeedog asserts...

Posted September 7, 2014
Happy (probably belated by this point) Father's Day to JB and Birmingham the Elder! Not a whiskey person, so I defer to the experts, but the Bulleit bottle looks cool-right out of the 1800's.

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Murphy_of_Missouri would have you know...

Posted September 8, 2014
Happy Father's Day. Seems strange typing that as the local version is somewhere else on the calendar.

Bulleitt is a fine drop. I enjoy it. Perhaps a little too much.

Hopefully someday we'll get some local beer down your way. Or some barbecue sauce and rub at the very least.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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Guru Bob has opinions thus...

Posted September 8, 2014
I got a pair of Birkenstock sandals and a bottle of 'Old Spice Classique' which I won't try drinking...

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Halwes ducks in to say...

Posted September 8, 2014

I've discovered Jamiesons which I love. I was first introduced to it at a great mate's funeral. Nothing like a scoob and a straight Jamiesons to sit down and watch Dr Who with. Which, by the way, was great last night until the bit where the golden arrow was shot into the space ship. Hell I could have thought up a better climax than that even pissed and stoned.

Sharky mumbles...

Posted September 8, 2014
Thanks for that!
Not

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pitpat ducks in to say...

Posted September 8, 2014

Highland Park sets the bar pretty high. My lads got me a ubiquitous key ring and pen set, nice homemade cards, a sleep in, and a photoshopped photo with best Dad ever caption.

Oh and rocky road chocolate mmmmm. A nice day all round hope the CBG fathers had a good one.

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Bunyip mumbles...

Posted September 8, 2014
A pair of socks. But, it came with a hand draw card depicting some horrid Elder Gods tentacle thingy. Because, Lovecraft.

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Therbs swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 8, 2014
Bulleitt is a very useful ally, as is the Park. My standby whisky is Lagavulin. A few years ago I took a liking to Elijah Craig bourbon. Banton's has a horsey on its lid which I find amusing and the contents are quite useful in a decanter (see what I did there?).

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Surtac would have you know...

Posted September 8, 2014

Bulleit is indeed a fine drop. I first tried it some time ago when Murph mentioned it hereabouts and it's now my standard go-to bourbon.

I haven't tried the Highland Park, I'm more of a Laphroig, Macallan and Bowmore kind of guy. But I'm willing to experiment, for scients.

Murphy is gonna tell you...

Posted September 8, 2014
After the day I've had I could use more than a drop.

At least I have first exams to grade this week. Part of the grading ritual is to have a bottle at hand for the especially grating essays.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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Bondiboy66 puts forth...

Posted September 8, 2014
Band of Brothers eh? My Thomas is about 2/3 of the way through the book. His grandma lent him the box set - we have watched the first two eps thus far. Great minds etc etc...

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Dick is gonna tell you...

Posted September 8, 2014
Peter Alexander PJ's. Star Wars theme. The shorts are covered in Star Wars references. The top simply says I am your Father

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Justin puts forth...

Posted September 9, 2014
is it too late to get in on the bourbon talk? I've been meaning to get into it for some time, but don't know where to start. Seems there is plenty of experience in the subject round here
Perhaps it is worthy of it's own post JB?

Ohh, and happy FD to all, I got some nice drawings and a few schooners of Stone and Wood down the Bangalow pub ;)

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Dino not to be confused with reckons...

Posted September 9, 2014
Justin,
My advice is drink several bottles of Woodford Reserve.
In one day.
Then we will speak about Bourbon.
When you are experienced...

Dino not to be confused with mutters...

Posted September 9, 2014
Justin is downing two bottles.
Then 'he' will speak.
Yawn Justin.
I think you're drunk.
Orrr as Hemimgway would say 'mericans can't hold thryrrre likor.
Ay Justin?

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Justin swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 11, 2014
ay Dino, Aaayyyyyyyyyyy...... yeah I'm strangling withing the second bottle now
you said breakfast right?

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