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BeanTownGolfer Apr 13, 2011 12:05 AM

I'm trying to find a unique boutique Aussie spirit or two (whiskey, scotch, etc) that would be hard to come by in the US for a gift. I'm heading back for a visit in a few weeks and would like to bring a few unique gifts (along with some wine).

Similar to that theme, does anyone know of any shops that stock Thai spirits (if there is anything they're known for)? Again, looking for gifts.

Thanks in advance

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    BeanTownGolfer Apr 15, 2011 12:00 AM

    Thanks. These sound like a good place to start.

    1. TheHuntress Apr 13, 2011 03:41 AM

      Theres a place in Margaret River that does sublime macadamia liqueur. I know, not a spirit, but it's very good and macadamia is Australian.

      Otherwise the same people do distill spirits that contain unique Australian ingredients, but I've not actually tasted them so can't tell you how good they are. But here is their website:

      https://secure.thegrovevineyard.com.au/home.php

      I've also not had the pleasure of trying these people, but they're a South Australian distillery that also use native ingredients. They are recommended by Maggie Beer, so I'd trust they're good:

      http://www.kispirits.com.au/index.php

      Hope that helps!

      1. kersizm Apr 13, 2011 01:15 AM

        Easy! Bakery Hill Whiskey.

        http://www.bakeryhilldistillery.com.au/

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          mr_gimlet Apr 13, 2011 03:27 PM

          +1, exactly what I was going to suggest. There are also a couple of Tassie whiskies, Larkspur I think, but they are more at the OK end whereas Bakery Hill is a serious drink.

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