Now you can blow $850 on Australia’s most expensive whiskey flight
By Katherine Scott / December 11, 2019
Barangaroo’s harbourfront smokehouse and bar NOLA is embracing the season of excess in a unique way, with the launch of a $850 whiskey flight.
The venue will be pouring some of the oldest and rarest American whiskeys as part of the flight, with a collective bottle value of $19,000, according to the venue.
The Very Old & Very Rare Flight features everything from a bourbon that can’t be found anywhere else in the Southern Hemisphere, to a 21-year-old limited release sought after around the world.
They will, of course, still be offering their usual more-affordably-priced whiskey flights, starting from $55, as well as the 600+ American whiskeys in the bar, in case the $850 price tag is a bit rich for your taste.
See the full list of the liquid goods included in the record-breaking flight:
1990 O.F.C from Buffalo Trace: Only one barrel of this whiskey was produced and of the 63 bottles available world-wide, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar has the only bottle in the Southern Hemisphere. Produced by Buffalo Trace, one of the world’s most awarded distilleries, this straight bourbon whiskey was aged for 28 years.
WhistlePig The Boss Hog IV ‘The Black Prince’: The fourth release from Whistlepig’s ‘Boss Hog’ line is a dedication to the great spirits of Europe. This straight rye has been aged in Armagnac casks from France for 14 years, resulting in an exceptionally long finish with notes of burnt sugar, toasted marshmallows, dried fruits and a gentle oak spice.
Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23-Year-Old: The oldest of the Pappy Van Winkle bourbon releases, this was first released in 1998 and is now one of the most sought-after bottles of whiskey in the world.
Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash 2016: This is the second release of Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash, the first being in 2013. This blended American whiskey was released by the outgoing Master Distiller Willie Pratt as his swan-song whiskey. He worked as a master distiller for 33 years and to celebrate his exit, he selected five barrels containing exceptional whiskey ranging in age from 10 years to over 30 years. Of the 256 bottles produced, only four made their way to Australia. And of that four, only three survived…
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