A very special single cask from Belgrove that has a unique link to a famous modern Australian whisky.
This 100 percent rye whisky was matured in the cask that previous held Heartwoodâ€™s Release The Beast single malt, a whisky that many consider to be one of the best Australian whiskies released in the past decade. This was the ex-sherry marrying cask that held the Lark spirit for Tim Duckettâ€™s independent bottling line, Heartwood.
A very different beast given that this is a rye whisky, the cask has still had plenty to say.
Rich spices of ginger and nutmeg, with a nice citrus edge and a moreish chocolatey edge. One of the best limited release Belgroves weâ€™ve seen through the Oak Barrel in recent years, for ours.
Lucky enough to try last year, very limited quantity has just arrived on the mainland.
340 bottles total at 65.3%.
Located about an hour north of Hobart, Belgrove's Peter Bignell growsÂ all his own rye. He built his own still, which is direct-fired by bio-diesel. Belgrove is unique distillery for both Australia and the world and is probably the greenest distillery in the world.