A single cask, port cask matured rum from the Black Gate distillery in country New South Wales.
Cask BG027 was an 100-litre ex-port cask, which was bottled in January 2018 and released as part of their 51% range.
This has been distilled from fermented refinery molasses and then double distilled through the distilleryÃ¢ÂÂs direct fired copper pot still.
The port cask has blessed this release with big toffee notes, a hint of spice and the classic Black Gate caramels.
Located in Mendooran, not far from Dubbo in New South Wales' Greater West, Black Gate have earned themselves cult status amongst drinkers with their single malt and rum expressions.
Often single cask, Brian and Genise Hollingworth are currently managing to fill just 15 casks a year - that's well up on the original three-or-so they were managing Ã¢ÂÂ hence the demand for their releases.
The small town of about 300 people has a unique climate for whisky and wide temperature variations ensure lots of interaction between the whisky and the cask.
That intensity is matched by Black Gate's heavy spirits which isÃÂ achieved by late spirits cuts. The inspiration comes fromÃÂ the Hollingworth's penchant for big, smoky Scottish whiskies and Black Gate's releases have so far been on the heavier side of the Australian whisky spectrum.
- New South Wales
- Black Gate
- Australian Single Rum