Husk Triple Oak 5-Year-Old Australian Agricole Rum

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A 2019 release of five-year-old Agricole-style rum from Husk Distillers in Northern New South Wales.

This Triple Cask release is the latest is the infrequent series of rare aged rums from the distillery, all of which have been in high demand upon release. The expression has been matured in port, bourbon and virgin oak casks individually for five years before being vatted together.

The spirit comes from a 2013 distillation of fresh cane jucie, making this a dry 'agricole-style' rum. It has been distilled through a copper pot still.

The port cask previously held port for a number of decades and gave a deep port richness; the ex-bourbon cask was sourced from Kentucky and was the most neutral of the three, allowing fruity notes to emerge over time; and the virgin oak new barrel was heavily charred, bringing out vanilla and oak tannin. See the full details of the barrels and cane below,

There are 969 bottles in the release, 849 for Australia and 120 for Europe. Already sold out from the distillery by the time it landed in store.

This is only the second release of aged rum under the husk label, the first was released in 2015 and sold out in 72 hours. There are now more barrels maturing and the hope is to have at least one release of aged rum per year moving forward.

Official tasting notes: 

Nose: Dried cranberry and fig, green apple, oak, hint of lemon peel and a subtle port influence in the background

Palate: Vanilla, charred oak, dried fruit, toffee and notes reminiscent of the old port barrel

Finish: Generous spicy finish with soft tannins, vanilla and aged oak.

The Husk Distillery is located at Tumbulgum in Northern New South Wales and enjoyed its first rum harvest in 2012. Local cane varieties are grown, cut, milled and distilled at their farm and nearby distillery. With harvests seasonal, the distillery is only able to lay down a small number of barrels each year for maturation. They are also responsible for the year-round Ink dry gin.

The Triple Cask's DNA

Barrel #1: Ex-Port filled 27/09/13 from distillation of cane variety Q200. Still strength 73.9%.

Barrel #2: Ex-Bourbon filled 27/09/13 from distillation of cane variety Q200. Still strength 65.5%.

Barrel #3: Virgin White American Oak - filled 05/12/13 from distillation of cane variety Q155. Still strength 74.8% and 75.3%.

Additional Information
New South Wales
Husk Distillers
Australian Single Rum