Final(ish) List for Smuggler’s Den

The first consignment of liquor for Canberra, following the repeal of prohibition laws in 1928

We’ll there’s only days to go now and we’ve compiled a tidy little list for you all to sample at Sydney BarShow‘s Smuggler’s DenOn top of this list there are couple more pledged bottles we’re eagerly awaiting to lay our hands on and even a shipment or two still finding their way from customs to the BarShow HQ.

The Den opens from midday on both days of Sydney BarShow with five tastings being held each day. Apart from needing to be registered for BarShow (click here if you haven’t done so already) the Den will cost an additional $10 to enter to try six products. All proceeds will be donated to the Starlight Children’s Foundation so cough up!

Smuggler’s Den Inventory

American Whiskey
Elmer T Lee Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey (Andy McIntyre, Bar 399, Perth)
Old Grandad 86 proof Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey (Jared Plummer, Beam Global)
WL Weller Antique Kentucky straight bourbon (Harlem, UK)
Wild Turkey American Spirit Kentucky Straight bourbon whiskey (Pernod Ricard Australia)
Pappy Van Winkle ‘Family Reserve’ 20 year old Kentucky straight bourbon (Harlem, UK)


Rum & Cachaca
‘Rum Nation’ Single Domain Rum 12 year old Demerara rum (Dave Spanton)
EHA Fields Rum (Russ McFadden, Match Bar & Grill, Melbourne)
Diplomatico Rum (Speciality Brands, UK)
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum (Russ McFadden)
Havana Club 3 Años rum (Pernod Ricard)
Leblon Cachaça (Leblon)

Tequila & Mescal
Charbay Tequila (Tomas Estes)
Tapitio Blanco Tequila (Speciality Brands)
Don Julio Real Tequila (RESERVE Brands Group)
Tequila Ocho Blanco (Phil Bayly)
Tequila Ocho Reposado (Phil Bayly)
Tequila Ocho Anejo (Phil Bayly)
Arette Añejo Tequila (Russ McFadden)
Del Maguey Mescal (Russ McFadden)

Genever, Vodka & Schnapps
Bols Genever (Beam Global)
J. H. Schnapps (Oliver Stuart, Beam Global)
Rutte (100 % Organic Grain Vodka. Philip Duff , Door 74, Amsterdam)
Russian Standard Gold Vodka (Beam Global)
Paradyswyn (“8 year old Bordeaux-cask–aged liquid heaven genever.” Philip Duff)
Oude Simon (Old Genever. Philip Duff )

Liqueurs, Vermouth & Bitters
Chartreuse V.E.P (Suntory)
Dolin Vermouth (Philip Duff )
Bokers Bitters (Philip Duff )
Bob’s Bitters (Philip Duff)
Royal Orange (Philip Duff )
Grand Cru Citroen (Philip Duff )

Talisker 25 year old single malt Scotch whisky (RESERVE Brands Group)
The Glenlivet 16 ‘Nadurra’ single malt Scotch whisky (Pernod Ricard)
Martell L’Or Cognac (Pernod Ricard)
Shui Jing Fang Baijiu (Sven Almenning, Behind Bars)

A big thank you goes to Russ McFadden and Steve Crozier from Match Bar & Grill, Melbourne, for giving up their time to manage Smuggler’s Den and to all those who kindly donated products to the cause. Cheers!

  1. Shui Jin Fang? Did you not learn from last year’s  “6 Products that inspire devotion or disgust?” Lordy…

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