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Getting ready for Italia Testing out for the blog. Cheers Andrew

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Maleny Brew Crew-Mornington Peninsular Brewery

What a great day at Finbars for the August Maleny Brew Crew. We sample the range from Mornington Peninsular Brewery (see tasting sheets attached). With a plethora of Old and New faces, we opened with their: Pale Ale: Solid Pale Ale, with nice notes of hoppiness and a balanced bitterness, that belies the alcohol.  Very Sessionable beer. IPA:  One of my favourites.  Hoppy, touch of malt, and easy drinking.  Everything an IPA should be. IIPA:  Comments of :”All malt”, “Goes down easy”, were heard everywhere.  I enjoyed it a lot.  Some said they wanted more fruit notes, and hoppy bitterness. […]

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Wine Appreciation Night-Wine Judging

Well that was an interesting night! We critically evaluated 6 wines, and talked about how scoring and judging wine is conducted. A lot of questions were asked, a healthy discussion on the merit of point systems, as well how to critically and fairly judge a wine. We took actual judging scores from Royal Queensland Wine Show, and compared them to what we got, it was an interesting night. First things first. We spent the last 3 months of Wine Appreciations on Critical Evaluation of Wine, using WSET standards and language, so the language and way to evaluate (blind) a wine […]

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Plantation Original Dark Rum

Plantation Original Dark is a blend of Trinidad brown rums matured in young bourbon casks. Faithful to the light and elegant style of the island, the rum has a slightly smoky nose with refined notes of banana, citrus peel and clove. An excellent rum that will certainly give your cocktails style. Region: Trinidad, Caribbean     Size: 700mL    Alc: 40%

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Pink Pigeon Vanilla Rum -Rum tasting 31/5/16

Presented by Brady Retschlag Mauritius Vanilla Rum, delightful Orange peel and vanilla notes.

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Stolen Spiced Rum- Rum Tasting 31/5/16

Presented by Brock Hartley

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Bounty OP Rum-Rum Tasting 31/5/16

Presented by Brady Retschlag Fijian OP rum- big, rich warm but smooth.

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Cargo Cult Rum Tasting 31/5/16

Presented by Brock Hartley of Think Spirits

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Stolen Gold Rum- Rum Tasting 31/5/16

Presented by Brock Hartley NZ entrepreneurs sourcing good Gold Rum, and Aging in NZ.

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Cruzan 2yr old-Rum Tasting 31/5/16

Presented by Brady Retschlag Easy drinking, great mixing rum.

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