The biggest gift you can give me, is is time with you, exploring one another or a cultural experience such as an opera.
However, I do like being treated like a Princess...
These are a few of my Favourite Things
Memberships or gift certificates to art galleries or cultural institutions - Bangarra Dance Company (gift certificate)
Sydney Theatre Company (gift certificate)
Sydney Dance Company (gift certificate)
Sydney Opera House (gift certificate)
Art Gallery of New South Wales (membership)
Whisky- peated flavours from Islay, Scotland.
Samaroli Wild and Primitive Coal Ila My all time favourite whiskey. No longer available anywhere other than auction. This whiskey was an independent bottling of Coal Ila's 1998 whiskey. Peaty and just extraordinary, made by the now deceased master distiller Samaroli.
Octomore 6.1 The most heavily peated of all Octomore's this 5 year old is firingly ferocious! Octomore is the most peated whiskey to date (highest part per million of peat (PPM). They're made by Bruichladdie, an Islay distillery.
Octomore 7.1 First tried at my favourite bar, Baxters Inn and my introduction to Octomore, this whiskey has a kick and a burn and initially I did not like it and now it is a firm favourite. Not for the feint hearted.
Octomore 7.3 First tried in Orange, NSW this is a wonderfully full bodied peaty monster. Has a slight burn and some hints of orange.
Octomore 8.2 The latest Octomore's to add to ones collection. A little more subtle but still a great deal of kick and a little sweeter than the rest of the Octomore family. Only available in duty free.
Kilchoman Original Cask Strength I had never tried cask strength whiskey until I had the Laphroaig 10 year old Cask Strength at Baxters Inn. They are unique and very powerful and this Kilchoman is no exception to this rule. Strong and delicious.
Kilchoman Red Wine Cask I have has yet to try this but I really enjoy anything by the Kilchoman distillery, the youngest distillery in Islay.
Kilchoman Loch Gorman you can see this bottle in the background of my header image of this page. I am savouring the last few drops of this bottle but it is almost finished and I look forward to having another in my whiskey cabinet. Strongly peated and wonderful.
Laphroaig Brodir as with all Laphroaig's this is a heavily peated blend, matured in bourbon and port casks and with a douse of peat.
Laphroaig Lore my second favourite Laphroaig, only topped by the Laphroaig 10 year old cask strength, the Lore is aged between 7 and 21 years and is barrelled in 5 unique casks. Truly excellent.
Laphroaig Triple Wood this was the first whiskey I was ever gifted and is still a firm favourite. More subtle than the 10yr standard of Laphroaig's but wonderfully tasty. I hope it won't be my only bottle.
Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine a firm favourite, the most peated Bunnahabhain I have tried thus far. Fiery and delicious.
Compass Box Co's Peat Monster First tried in Duck Soup in Soho, London, it is truly smokey and delicious made by a distillery who tries to redefine the spectrum of whiskey.
Arbeg's Ardbog everything by Ardbeg is delicious, they are one of my favourite distilleries and visiting Islay is top of my most wanted places to go to. Read more about whiskey travel dreams and obsession
Ardbeg's Dark Cove (this is more smokey than the Ardbog and is matured in sherry casks, like the Quarter Cask, my favourite of Laphroaig's whiskey non age statements)
Ardbeg's Supernova when I first sampled this drink I did not believe it to be peaty enough, perhaps this is because it was after drinking an Octomore (which has the highest PPM of any whiskey) but recently I had the opportunity to re-try this and it is certainly impressive. No longer available in most stores, so please do buy it for me if you can find it.
Lagavulin 12 year old a truly smokey tipple, difficult to procure and wonderful to taste.
Wine - Native Point's Pinot Noir
Shoes - Christian Louboutin (EU 38), Jeremy Scott Adidas HiTops - UK size 5
My Wishlistr can be found here
My Delivery Code List can be found here
If you really want the key to my heart please donate to these charities which support and provide for communities close to my heart:
Minus18 - LGBTQIA youth organisation
Alice Springs Women's Shelter - Alice Springs Women's Shelter provides a range of services for women and children fleeing gendered violence
Touching Base - Connecting people with disabilities and sex workers