Bill Hayes

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    Spearfishing, scuba diving, fishing, AFL, eating and drinking

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  1. Bill Hayes

    Simple Question: what is your go to whisky?

    It used to be Yamazaki 18yo but it seems the rest of the world cottoned on so now it's quite the opposite - the big peaty flavours of Lagavulin 16yo.
  2. Bill Hayes

    FOH: A Week In Pictures.

    Spent the last week in Far North Queensland with the missus. Here, we visited the Daintree rainforest and went drift snorkelling down the Mossman river. The water is so clear and fresh you can drink it - which I did to try and recover from a hangover from a long lunch in Port Douglas the day before. Great trip but back to 13 degrees and rain in Melbourne. Wish I could retire!
  3. Bill Hayes

    Arnie at his best

    He also did some good work in Rio when at his prime.
  4. Bill Hayes

    Anyone here spearfish?

    And also this thread.
  5. Bill Hayes

    Anyone here spearfish?

    There's only a few of us on here that spearfish. Here's a thread on here to have a look at - If you have any specific questions then I'll try and answer them for you from an Aussie perspective. Cheers.
  6. Bill Hayes

    Aussie Beer Scene

    Hi mate, the Aus beer scene has evolved a lot, especially in the last 10 years. The everyday drinking beers are Victoria Bitter, Carlton Draught, XXXX, Great Northern. But they are just smashed em' down ice cold out of an esky (chiller) at a BBQ so you don't have to taste them. Each state has a beer they pretend to be loyal to, and a lot of people won't drink anything else but there are a host of craft brewers throughout Australia, making everything from barrel aged stout to sours. The Good Beer Week has just ended in Victoria and then in NSW, which is a celebration of all the beers of the previous year and beers made especially for the festival. Here is a list of the top 100. I don't necessarily agree with the ratings but It's a good place to start. Cheers.
  7. Bill Hayes

    What's in your glass today?

    Went to Jackalope restaurant on the weekend and had the degustation menu which was fantastic. 2015 was a very good year in the Mornington Peninsula and this chardonnay was superb. I can recommend any visitors to Melbourne perhaps add a night in the hotel, enjoy the restaurant and of course, the wine.
  8. JL#2 Esplendidos Party D4 HU connie A ELRDM Demmi Tasse
  9. Bill Hayes

    What's in your glass today?

    Tried Cigar Afficianado's #1 cigar with a bottle of rum raisin stout called Captain Raisin Beard from Moondog brewers a few weeks agao. Surprisingly, the cigar was really quite good. I still prefer the Cuban twang but sometimes a NC is a nice little change, and this one I can recommend. The stout was a special release for good beer week here in Melbourne. Big, bold rum and raisin at 12.5.%.
  10. 11 years ago when I was single, it would be Scarlett for sure. I was also leaner and fitter. Now I'm comfortable to sit with another Bill.
  11. I think Bran should of shown real strength and handed Jon Snow to the Unsullied for the good of the realm - real Game of Thrones style. But they went soft on the ending. Even Tyrion, at one point said ask me in 10 years! Spin off or reunion special here we come!
  12. Will be in Dallas for two days before Christmas on holiday before heading to Mexico then Cuba. Interested in any Fort Worth options? In Melbourne, Australia, our best IMHO is Fancy Hanks.
  13. Amisfield Pinot Noir, Central Otago, NZ
  14. Bill Hayes

    What's in your glass today?

    Particularly like Felton Road for the depth of flavour from volcanic soil. Drank a whole bottle with a JL #2. Who says wine doesn't go with cigars! Just got to make the right match.
  15. Bill Hayes

    What's in your glass today?

    Yep, if you run out of pinot you have no option other than the desk scotch.

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